Christmas in Barcelona: bazaars, lights, and much more

It seems like Christmas comes earlier every year. Stores put up decorations and offer all sorts of delicacies. Then comes the decorations and the lights, and before we know it we’re in the middle of the Christmas season. In Barcelona, the Christmas season is celebrated very enthusiastically. The city prepares for the most magical time of the year at full steam. Markets, lit-up streets, activities for the whole family…it’s a time to enjoy together! Are you planning to visit Barcelona during these dates? You’ll fall in love with this Christmas side of the city while you stay in our boutique hotel in Barcelona centre.

The best Christmas bazaars in Barcelona

The bazaars make it easy to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit. Plus, you can also make all your last-minute purchases to surprise someone special. A few of the best:

  • Fira de Santa Llúcia. This is the oldest bazaar in Barcelona and is an experience for all five senses. Every year it takes place starting at the end of November at the Plaça de la Catedral. Crafts, figures for nativity scenes and all types of decorative items await you there.
  • Fira de Nadal Sagrada Familia. Located near the iconic Sagrada Familia, here you’ll find stalls where you can find not just more figurines and tinsel, but also tons of food stalls that will leave you licking your fingers.
  • Festivalet. Festivalet is synonymous with sustainability. This is where you’ll find zero-waste products that have been made with care and with the environment in mind.
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Christmas starts in the streets

Before the bazaars are set up in the plazas, the city lights up. The lights are one of the main attractions of this season. Which streets should you visit to see decorations?
Don’t pass up the Passeig de Gràcia, with its mythical Christmas lights, and make sure to see calle Balmes, Via Laietana, and Plaça de Catalunya. The Christmas trees distributed through Barcelona help the city to shine with its own light.

Some iconic buildings are also dressed up for the occasion, such as Torre Agbar. Anxious to find out what this year’s lights will be like? Given the uncertain times we live in, we recommend checking that Barcelona’s holiday schedule will be occurring as normal before you travel. Enjoy your stay at our boutique hotel on Parallel!

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