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Christmas and New 12 months in Barcelona

For those who’re enthusiastic about spending the Christmas season within the European gem that’s Barcelona, then assume no additional, as town turns right into a winter wonderland for each its guests and locals. Though snow tends to be off the agenda in Barcelona, the climate does certainly get colder and the atmosphere of town warms our hearts as an alternative.

Plaça de Catalunya Christmas Occasion

This yr, Barcelona’s most central sq. will probably be internet hosting a Christmas occasion, so anticipate Plaça de Catalunya to be brighter and extra enchanting than ever, with illuminated Christmas timber and decorations throughout. The Christmas truthful occasion will embody an array of household actions comparable to video games, workshops and reveals, which means the enjoyable will probably be limitless! The truthful is also house to the third version of the Accountable Consumption Truthful, which gives hand-made trinkets, providers and actions, while concurrently selling the usage of native merchandise and fair-trade.

Plaça de Catalunya

When? 22nd December 2017 – 4th January 2018: 11am-9pm 
(Closed 25/12, 26/12, 01/01)

Barcelona’s Christmas Markets

Fira de Santa Llúcia

Courting again to 1786, La Fira de Santa Llúcia is Barcelona’s oldest and most well-known Christmas market. Greater than 280 market stalls adorned in Christmas lights and decorations dominate the Plà del Seu sq. in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. The stalls promote small presents comparable to hand-carved picket toys, conventional Christmas decorations and different trinkets. On 13th December, the day of Saint Lucy (Santa Llúcia), the market is devoted to conventional Christmas actions comparable to storytelling, carol singing and dance performances.

La Fira de Santa Llúcia

When? 24th November 2017 – 23rd December 2017
Week days: 10.30am-Eight.30pm. Holidays and Vigils: 10.30am-9.30pm

Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família

This conventional Christmas market first opened in 1962 and gives greater than 150 stalls that occupy the pavements surrounding the sq. that faces the Sagrada Família’s nativity façade. Anticipate finding stalls that promote handmade decorations, collectible figurines and crafts, in addition to conventional meals merchandise comparable to nougat, dried fruits and chorizo. What’s extra, with a backdrop of Gaudí’s most well-known work, you get to see some incredible structure on the similar time!

Sagrada Família

When? 25th November 2017 – 23rd December 2017
Working days: 10am-9pm. Holidays and Vigils: 10.00am-10pm

Fira de Reis a la Gran By way of

Also referred to as Sant Tomàs i Reis, that is one in all Barcelona’s largest Christmas markets for toys, presents and sweets. First celebrated in 1877, one of many principal traits of the Fira de Reis a la Gran By way of is the Xurrerias (churro stalls)…what’s to not like? This yr’s markets are located on Gran By way of de les Corts Catalanes between Carrer de Muntaner and Carrer de Rocafort.

Fira Gran Via

When? 19th December 2017 – sixth January 2018
Working days: 10am-9pm. Holidays and Vigils: 10.00am-10pm

Día de Reyes

The sixth January is a magical day throughout Barcelona and the remainder of Spain, very like our Christmas Day. In some households, it’s a greater and extra conventional celebration than Christmas. Households and family members come collectively to get pleasure from a feast, open presents, and play vacation video games. Roscón de Reyes is a candy cake historically loved on Kings Day, topped with a paper crown and candied fruits, and stuffed with cream. The cake additionally contains two hidden components: a fava bean and a small king figurine. The custom goes that when you discover the king in your portion, you get to put on the crown however you discover the bean, it’s important to pay for the dessert! The Three Kings parade in Spain and Barcelona is on fifth January within the night the place youngsters ship their Christmas letters to the Three Kings of the Orient by way of the royal postmen Estel and Gregori or one of many many different postmen within the King’s parade.

Reyes

New 12 months’s Eve

Plaça d’Espanya

Plaça d’Espanya is thought for throwing the most effective New 12 months’s Eve bash in Barcelona, the place hundreds of spectators may be discovered on Avinguda de Reina Maria Cristina having fun with fireworks, a lightshow on the Magic Fountain and an thrilling countdown, all with the gorgeous backdrop of the illuminated Museu Nacional d’Artwork de Catalunya. This can be a really unforgettable approach of welcoming the New 12 months!

Plaça d'Espanya

Hit the golf equipment!

After bringing within the New 12 months, why not make your solution to one of many many golf equipment that Barcelona has to supply to rejoice till the early hours of the morning. A few of the prime beachfront spots to take a look at embody Shôko, Opium Mar, Pacha and Catwalk, all internet hosting themed occasions. If the seashore golf equipment don’t attraction, there are numerous different golf equipment dotted across the metropolis comparable to Jamboree, Otto Zutz and Bling Bling, which means you’re sure to search out someplace that can make your New 12 months’s Eve in Barcelona one to recollect.

Shoko

Barcelona will not be solely a summer time vacation spot, however a buzzing and vibrant metropolis all yr spherical. From Christmas markets to fireworks and fiestas, there’s at all times one thing happening to maintain guests and locals entertained.

Sandra Roig is Advertising Director at AB Condominium Barcelona.

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