Practical information

Check the most useful information for the festive period: public transport, collection of Christmas trees, cleaning services, public safety and tips on sustainability.

Covid-19 measures for Christmas

To put a halt to the rising tide of Covid-19 cases caused by the omicron variant, the Catalan government is implementing new restrictions starting on Friday, 24 December.

A sustainable Christmas

A sustainable Christmas

Christmas is usually a time when people consume a lot, buying presents, food and drink, as well as ornamental plants, such as fir trees. People also make more journeys and use more energy in their homes. Follow these ten tips for preventing waste!

A cleaning service worker washes water under pressure in containers located in Plaça de Gal·la Placídia and surroundings

Cleaning and waste collection

There is extra street cleaning in the more central and commercial areas of every district over the Christmas festivities. Also, daily paper and cardboard collections in the main shopping hubs.

A Guardia Urbana oficer patrols a street in Barcelona illuminated with Christmas motifs.

Safety, mobility and a community spirit

A special operation will be in place this Christmas to ensure public safety and mobility in all districts and prevent conflicts.

Metro station and people on the platform

Get around using public transport

During the Christmas period when so many people are out and about in the city, above all in shopping centres, we recommend walking, or using a bicycle or public transport

Christmas-tree collection

Christmas-tree collection

Did you know that your Christmas tree can be of great service to the city's green areas? Barcelona has dozens of Christmas tree collection points, in service from 7 to 17 January 2022.

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