Experience unique holidays in Barcelona with our suggestions!

Barcelona transforms into a magical and festive place during the Christmas holidays. You'll find many interesting proposals to fully immerse yourself in these special moments. Pay attention, Hola Barcelona takes you there!

Experience unique holidays in Barcelona with our suggestions!

From Christmas markets to concerts, the city offers a wide variety of options to suit all tastes. Take advantage of the holidays and plan these important dates with this selection of activities!

  • Christmas markets: stroll through the Christmas markets of Barcelona and experience the magic of Christmas. The Fira de Santa Llúcia in the cathedral, the Mercat de la Sagrada Familia or the Fira de Reis de Gran Via are ideal places to find unique gifts, handmade decorations and enjoy a festive atmosphere.
  • Christmas Lights: let yourself be captivated by the Christmas lights that illuminate the most emblematic streets of the city such as Paseo de Gracia or La Rambla. A spectacle of colors that turns Barcelona into a magical place.
  • Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site: The Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site dresses up during Christmas. Experience first-hand its special decorations, lighting and themed events that create a charming atmosphere.
  • Ice skating: if you are looking for a more dynamic activity, this may be the best option! Slide on the ice on the slopes located throughout the city. Have a very wintery fun time!
  • Montjuïc Cable Car: a trip through the sky of Barcelona is always a great plan, but if you can also do it during the Christmas holidays and observe the city's illumination from above, it is unmatched! Enjoy the panoramic views of illuminated Barcelona from the Montjuïc Cable Car on a magical ride that will take you to Montjuïc Mountain. In addition, these days you will find the facilities decorated for Christmas.
  • Pastorets: experience the excitement of the Pastorets, a Catalan Christmas tradition. Several theaters in the city perform this classic play that commemorates the first Christmas.
  • Christmas Concerts: delight in Christmas music at the different concerts held in Barcelona. From choirs to orchestras, you can find the option that best suits you.
  • Three Kings Parade: on January 5 in the afternoon, you cannot miss one of the highlights of the festivities: the magical Three Kings Parade that runs through the streets of Barcelona. An event that captivates young and old, bringing excitement and joy to every corner of the city.
  • Fira Nadal at Port Vell: until January 7, 2024, at Port Vell you can enjoy different Christmas activities: the Ferris wheel, the synthetic ice rink or the Christmas train. Also vibrate with its incredible light show!
  • Hot chocolate: Taste the best hot chocolate on Petritxol street.
Experience the magic of Christmas at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site / Photo: Manuel Torres via Unsplash
Go around the Christmas markets, you'll find them all over the city / Photo: Humphrey Muleba via Unsplash

Barcelona shines with a special light during the Christmas holidays, offering a wide variety of activities and events for the whole family. Hola Barcelona invites you to enjoy them!

Celebrate, shop, take a stroll, give gifts... And get around on public transport with your Hola Barcelona Travel Card. Merry Christmas!

Discover the city with the Barcelona Bus Turístic / Photo: TMB