Christmas at shops and markets

Barcelona’s shops and markets have everything you need for Christmas 2022: recreational and cultural activities in every district, installations, Christmas fairs, the Responsible Consumption Fair, the Social and Solidarity Economy and much more. All this, and the chance to enjoy the Christmas lights and the atmosphere as you shop in your neighbourhood.

This information will be steadily updated and expanded as the festivities approach

Street with Christmas lights

Christmas and commerce

The city’s retail associations are teaming up with the Department of Commerce, Catering and Consumer Affairs to offer another Christmas full of cultural, recreation and artistic activities so everyone can enjoy the city’s festivities.

Barcelona gets lit up for Christmas

In Barcelona we’re continuing to improve the quality of the lights on the city’s main streets, adding new routes and making it possible for hundreds of streets and squares to dress up for Christmas.

Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair

Organisations are back this year to showcase their products and raise awareness of good practices in responsible and local consumption at the Responsible Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy Fair in Plaça de Catalunya.

  • Where: Plaça de Catalunya
  • When: from 16 to 30 December 2021
A little girl looks in awe at the caganers on display at a stall at the Sant Llúcia Fair

Christmas Fairs

Take a stroll and enjoy the traditional Christmas fairs around various Barcelona districts and neighbourhoods over the festive season. You’ll find craft items, toys, decorations and more as you take in the Christmas atmosphere in the city.

Books on Barcelona published or jointly published by Barcelona City Council

Give Barcelona books as gifts

The festive season is a great time to visit bookshops and give books on Barcelona as gifts. We recommend the latest and most outstanding publications from Barcelona City Council.

Christmas at the markets

Over the Christmas period, the markets are some of the busiest places in the city. Check out all the activities planned for the festive season, such as workshops and tastings.

Christmas song

This year’s Barcelona Christmas song is a creation from the group Ginestà, called “Barcelona és un regal” [Christmas is a gift]. Enjoy it!