Barcelona Christmas Markets

Barcelona Christmas Markets

 The colourful Catalan city comes to life with fairy lights every Christmas. Surround yourself in Spanish sparkle as you watch fountain shows, shop the stalls for authentic gifts and get your skates on at the Barcelona Christmas markets. 

Fira de Nadal de la Sagrada Família (Nov - Dec)*

Fira de Nadal de la Sagrada Família (Nov - Dec)*

You’ll be drawn to the Christmas decorations and aroma of roasted chestnuts at this Barcelona Christmas Market, sitting at the foot of the mighty Sagrada Família. You can find all the classics when it comes to knick-knacks and seasonal treats, so stay a while and soak up the festive atmosphere.

Fira de Reis de la Gran Vía (Dec – Jan)*

Fira de Reis de la Gran Vía (Dec – Jan)*

Pretty stalls selling whimsical woodwork, glitzy jewellery and unique arts and crafts are lined up to catch your eye. As you dot in and out of huddles of eager buyers, you’ll also find candy floss machines and wooden huts providing freshly dunked churros, so you won’t go peckish.

Fira de Santa Llúcia  (Nov - Dec)*

Fira de Santa Llúcia (Nov - Dec)*

Pitch up right outside Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter and you’ll be captivated by a dreamland of yuletide stalls and people in costume. Hanging signs and trees all lit up surround the rows of stalls selling little trinkets, stockings and baubles. It’s the city’s most festive display.

Plaça de Catalunya Christmas Market (Dec - Jan)

Plaça de Catalunya Christmas Market (Dec - Jan)

If you’re wandering around this central part of the city, you should drop by to enjoy the celebrations at this Barcelona Christmas market from mid-December. Specialising in handmade items and locally produced edible goods, these markets offer all sorts of Spanish treasures. It’s lots of fun for giddy kids too.

Poble Espanyol Christmas Market (Dec - Jan)*

Poble Espanyol Christmas Market (Dec - Jan)*

During the first few days of this Barcelona Christmas market, youngsters can visit Santa Claus and share their Christmas wish lists. There’s also a huge nativity scene, craft demos and live bands to round off the occasion. Venture over after 23 December to see The Three Kings events.

Van Van Passeig de Gràcia

Van Van Passeig de Gràcia

This gastro market sets up with a merry twist right in the peak of the festivities. These aren’t your average food joints on wheels either – pick from surf-style grub and delicious Spanish pork dishes, each offering the region’s famous bold tastes. Indulge in every bite.

*All dates subject to change.
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Foodie feasts
Dining on Spanish produce while on a Barcelona Christmas market break is a must. Langoustines, jamón, almond sweets, Cava and more all go down a treat if you’re sitting down to a full meal before Christmas Day comes around. From rich soups to wafers, you can savour the flavours of every menu.
Thin ice
To make things extra enchanting, the BarGelona rink in La Farga is great for every age to enjoy. The largest temporary setup of its kind in Europe, this rink is an ideal pick for a break from exploring the markets. Little ones can even hire penguin skaters.
Cultural traditions
From parades to feasts, Barcelona shows off a glittering selection of events before and after Santa Claus arrives. Large-scale nativities tell a story special to the local area and you can take a seat at a traditional dinner among the locals.
Festive retail therapy
You don’t have to stick to the chocolate-box stalls to sift through Barcelona’s shopping highlights. Past the mazes of markets, you can feed designer habits in chic boutiques and browse high-street rails. Whether you’re shopping for you or buying gifts for under the tree, you’ll have bags of choice.
Illuminated sightseeing
It’s essential that you at least capture glimpses of Barcelona’s best bits while you’re visiting. Take a tour around Plaça de Catalunya and seek out some of Gaudí’s most impressive architectural feats while you try the local nougat. Sagrada Família is even more majestic in the winter.
The even more magical fountain
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc combines a sparkling display of shooting water with colourful bursts of light. The jets of spray and neon beams are especially vibrant at Christmas. Immerse yourself in festive cheer as you join the crowds to delight in the spectacle.