Christmas and New Year's Eve in Barcelona


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As the most celebrated time of the year approaches, the time for planning your winter holidays begins. Enjoying the Christmas lights that decorate the streets, walking across the bucolic Christmas Market in front of the impressive Cathedral or taking refuge in warmth of a charming, welcoming cafe are experiences that you deserve to enjoy in 2024.

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Our SB Diagonal Zero, SB Glow, SB Icaria, SB Plaza Europa and SB BCN Events hotels are excellent accommodation choices that will make your Christmas holidays in Barcelona a unique experience.

Christmas Plans & Activities in Barcelona

Christmas Markets

La Fira de Santa Llúcia Market will gather about 300 stalls with traditional Christmas products and an endless amount of activities for all ages.

Another one of the most remarkable markets is the Sagrada Familia Christmas Market.

Other events that you cannot miss are “Christmas at the Poble Espanyol”, the “Book Christmas Market” and the “All Those Food Market”, a gastronomic festival located at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona.

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Christmas Lights

The streets of Barcelona will be decorated with thousands of cheerful Christmas lights that will make this time of year so special in this charming city.

Walking around the central streets of the city while you discover the different light designs is just an amazing Christmas experience that you cannot miss. The favourite lights for most of the locals are those that stand for typical Christmas words and sounds, like “FUM, FUM, FUM”, “MUAK, MUAK, MUAK” or “XIN, XIN, XIN”. What are your favourite lights?

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Fun for everyone

La Farga Shopping Centre in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat where you will find an ice rink of 1650 square metres as well as a 50-metre-long ice slide.

On the other hand, a 300 square metre ice rink with a capacity for 100 people is installed in the Illa Diagonal Shopping Centre. You can enjoy 25-minute sessions. Open to all audiences, ages and levels!

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The most special New Year’s Eve

Great nights must be celebrated in a big way. In Barcelona a New Year’s Eve party is organized. The show takes place on Av. Reina Maria Cristina in Barcelona, which features the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and the monumental building of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

From mid-afternoon there is a series of concerts and shows until midnight, when taking the traditional grapes accompanied by thousands of people.


Ilusión para niños y mayores

The Three Kings Parade is the most anticipated time of the year for the little ones of the house.

On the afternoon of January 5, dozens of floats decorated with Christmas motifs will fill the streets of Barcelona with enthusiasm on the route that will take the Kings of the East from the sea to the city center.

Do not miss the opportunity to let yourself be infected by the joy and illusion of young and old.

Christmas and New Year's Eve in Barcelona

Christmas & Culture

As Christmas time arrives in Barcelona, an endless amount of shows pop up all over the city.

A great opportunity to participate in the local culture that you don’t want to miss. For up to date details on activities and shows you can consult Barcelona’s events calendar.

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