Nadal 2023

Practical information

Check the most useful information for the 2023 Christmas: public transport, collection of Christmas trees, cleaning services, public safety and tips on sustainability.

This information will be steadily updated and expanded during the holidays.

Grups de Destacats

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 2024.

T4 tram in front of the DHUB

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.

Vehicles stopped in front of a traffic light under the Christmas lights of Carrer Fontanella

Getting there

Check the traffic in Barcelona in real time and look for the best way to get around the city over the Christmas holidays. Using the “Getting there” button you’ll find a route planner with the best options for getting around on public transport, by bike, on foot or with a private vehicle.

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.

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 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!