One of the cities with the most cultural activity in Spain is Barcelona. Therefore, it is not surprising that when the holiday seasons, many Christmas plans are organized with which to spend a magical moment. That is why we propose several plans to enjoy the city to the maximum at Christmas:
—Visit the Christmas markets of the city.
One of the star plans during these dates is to visit some Christmas market in Barcelona. In each of them, you can feel the magic and the Christmas atmosphere. One of the most famous is Saint Lucia. It is the most popular and oldest fair in the city offering traditional Christmas products, handicrafts as well as zambombas.
Another of the most traditional Christmas markets is the Sagrada Familia Fair where Christmas firs, cribs, figures, gifts, and artisan products such as nougats, cheeses, and sausages are gathered.
—Eating with chocolate with churros.
A stop while touring the city and the different Christmas plans is never too much, and if it is sweet much better. Some of the best snacks to escape the cold can be found at the Viader Farm or in Dulcinea where you can taste a great hot chocolate to the cup.
—Look at the lights.
One of the most special moments during these dates is to get lost in the city contemplating the Christmas lights. This year the ornament covers 400 sections of the street, illuminating a total of 100 kilometers.
—Skating on the ice rink in L’illa
Did you miss it last Christmas? After a year’s absence, the ice rink returns to L’illa Diagonal for Christmas. It is a perfect plan for any occasion. Take the little ones of the house to slide on ice, to spend the afternoon with friends, or to break the ice as a couple on the first date.
—Nativity scene in Plaça de Sant Jaume
A Christmas landscape designed by the architect Jordi Darde is being laid out along C/ Jaume I and C/ Ferran.
The artistic offering, even more, choral than ever, will extend from the Rambla to Via Laietana along C/ Ferran and C/ Jaume I, with an offering that is even more choral than ever.
—So Many Christmas!
Cinema and live music join forces to transport you to a variety of places and times in Plaça de Catalunya.
In the evenings in Plaça de Catalunya, Tants Nadals will take you on a tour of the Barcelona of yesteryear through the mediums of cinema and live music. There will be a time tunnel created by the filmmaker Núria G. Lorang and the music group Seward, featuring performers from the Liceu Conservatory.
A thirty-minute journey through the cold, snow, Christmas, meals, lights, streets, ‘caga tiós’ [a traditional children’s Christmas game in Catalonia], torrons [typical Christmas sweet treats], children’s Christmas-wish letters and gifts. A brilliant kaleidoscope of our city from 1929 to 1989.
From 18/12/2021 to 30/12/2021
Every day at 19.00 h and 21.00 h – Two passes (duration 40 min.)
25 December and 26 December at 21.00 h – One pass (duration 40 min.)
— The Jardins de Pedralbes will be illuminated for Christmas.
This year Barcelona will not only enjoy the traditional lights in squares and streets but will also have them in one of the most emblematic gardens of the city, those of Pedralbes. The Natura Encesa show lands in this space for the first time after reaping a resounding success in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and can be seen from December 7 to January 9.
—Las Luces de San Pau.
The impressive Catalan modernisme site of Sant Pau, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, will be bedecked in illuminations this Christmas. And this is to include a spectacular play of lights, illuminated greenery, and creative light figures. This “Christmas Garden” of light has already been a great hit in cities like Berlin, Stuttgart, Dresden, and Münster, and now it’s in Barcelona. From 22 November to 9 January, from 6 pm onwards, visitors will be able to stroll along a 1.5 km circular route through a romantic landscape. Without a doubt, a beautiful way to escape from the hustle and bustle.
—The New Year’s Eve show returns to Monjuïc’s Magic Fountain!
Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina once again hosts the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. From 9.30 pm we’ll be seeing out the year with lights, fireworks, music, magical characters, and large-format projections.
Friday, 31 December 2021, from 9.30 pm to 12.15 am