Practical information

This year’s Christmas festivities will be subject to COVID-19 preventive measures. Check out all the practical information on Christmas 2020 in Barcelona: prior-booking activities, cleaning services, Christmas-tree collections, sustainability advice, safety measures and public transport services.

A very special Christmas

Barcelona will be celebrating a very special Christmas this year, conditioned by the safety and prevention measures needed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Traditional activities such as the Three Kings Parade and New Year’s Eve are being transformed through imaginative formulas, enabling the public to enjoy them safely. 

Prior-booking activities

Face-to-face participation in some of this year's Christmas activities will require online reservations owing to the special circumstances caused by the COVID-19 health emergency. Find out all about it!

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 in order to avoid crowding and to keep pollution levels down.

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 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!

Containers for cardboard and paper, glass and plastic waste

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.

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 2021.

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