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Tió-selling stall with the Cathedral in the background

The Santa Llúcia fair

In the heart of the Ciutat Vella district, the Santa Llúcia Christmas fair offers everything necessary to decorate the home at Christmas.

  • Where: in front of the Cathedral
  • When: 25 November to 23 December
A Batukada group performing on stage at Plaça Catalunya

Hello, Christmas in Plaça Catalunya

Plaça Catalunya is going to be a participation space linked to the Christmas festivities from 17 December to 4 January. A space for dreams! You‘ll find activities there for all ages, as well as opportunities for enjoying the festivities without adding to more consumerist aspects.

  • Where: Plaça de Catalunya
  • When: 17 December to 4 January
2nd Responsible Consumption Fair

2nd Responsible Consumption Fair

Some sixty associations and projects linked to responsible consumption and the social and solidarity economy are presenting their services and products and offering a wide range of activities taking place at the new Tribuna de les Persones space.

  • Where: Plaça de Catalunya
  • When: 17 December to 4 January


A poetic nativity scene

This year Plaça de Sant Jaume is packed with magic in the shape of a nativity scene based on a poem by J.V. Foix, and performed in their own way by the artists Quim Domene and Toti Toronell.

  • Where: Plaça de Sant Jaume
  • When: 25 November to 8 January

True Christmas wrapping

Gifts purchased from the neighbourhood’s shops this Christmas will be wrapped for free with sustainable paper, as part of an initiative to promote solidarity, sustainability, local commerce and responsible consumption.

Street with Christmas lights

Experience the city’s commerce

The city’s commercial associations are offering recreational and cultural activities and proposals for everyone this Christmas.

  • Where: Barcelona Comerç Foundation’s member organisations
  • When: 1 December to 5 January

Give non-sexist games and toys as presents

Give games and toys which do not discriminate between the sexes this Christmas. Page Estel will be encouraging people to give non-sexist toys as presents this year, to avoid stereotyping boys and girls.

A giant ‘tió’

A giant ‘tió’

As in previous years, the giant tió is back at the Santa Llúcia Fair, where kids will have up to 18 December to enjoy it.

  • Where: in front of the Cathedral
  • When: 26 November-18 December


The city gets lit up for Christmas

This year, close to 400 city street sections will be lit up with Christmas lights from 24 November to 6 January. Enjoy them!

Neighbourhood Christmas Shop-Window Contest

Barcelona City Council is calling for entries to this commercial Christmas shop-window decoration contest, as part of its Christmas campaign.

A sustainable Christmas

A sustainable Christmas

Christmas means good times with family and friends, laughter around the table, solidarity with others, excitement by the Christmas tree and celebrating the start of the New Year. But it is also a time of high consumption and  we all need to minimise the impact the festivities have on the environment.

Sagrada Família Fair

This fair features 85 stalls of every kind: Christmas decorations, elements and plants, gift items and plenty more.

  • Where: Plaça de la Sagrada Família
  • When: 26 November - 23 December


Follow the latest news on the Christmas festivities on El Digital D Barcelona and social media networks.


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