Barcelona welcomes Christmas by lighting up its streets!

Christmas comes early with a vibrant spectacle: the switch on of the Christmas lights. The city will be illuminated with a special light that you cannot miss. Take note, Hola Barcelona brings you there!

Barcelona welcomes Christmas by lighting up its streets!

Barcelona will feel the Christmas spirit with a spectacular switch on lights on November 23. The epicenter of the celebration will take place on Passeig de Gràcia, to commemorate the 200 years of this emblematic road.

At 6:00 p.m., the Astronomical show, produced by Obskené, will welcome a magical time of year with elements of circus, music, dance, and lights to create a unique experience that will precede the lighting of the entire city. The show is a visual story that pays tribute to the astronomer Assumpció Català. This festive light display will illuminate the streets of Barcelona until January 6, bringing joy and color to every corner of the city.

If you want to enjoy Barcelona with a special color, you will have a few weeks to do so and you will be able to feel its magic every day: from Sunday to Thursday, the Christmas light will shine from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., while on Fridays and Saturdays, They will do it until 11:00 p.m. However, on designated dates such as New Year's Eve, the lights will remain on until 1:00 in the morning. 

This year, lighting hours have been reduced compared to previous years as an energy saving measure. The lighting event, scheduled one day before Black Friday, will mark the official start of the Christmas season in the city, take advantage and enjoy an exciting season!

Barcelona Christmas Tour

If you are looking to experience the magic of Christmas in Barcelona in all its fullness, enjoy the night tour of the Barcelona Christmas Tour, with a live guide in Catalan, Spanish and English. Vibrate with this unique experience, lasting an hour and a half, with which you can enjoy the Christmas decoration and lighting of the city streets.

On board the Barcelona Christmas Tour, you will be captivated by the special color of Passeig de Gràcia, the Sagrada Familia basilica and its Christmas Fair, La Pedrera, the Sant Antoni market and many other points of the city

Discover the Christmas markets

Christmas plans never end and in the city you will find hundreds of activities to experience these special days. During these weeks you will find Christmas markets throughout Barcelona. From November 24th to December 23, enjoy the Santa Llúcia market, the oldest market and where you will find stalls with nativity scenes, trees, artisan products, toys and everything you can imagine related to these holidays. At Christmas, the Sagrada Família also dresses up and at its feet you will find another of the most special Christmas markets. Don't stop discovering it!

Enjoy the magic of Christmas on board the Barcelona Christmas Tour
The lighting of the lights in Barcelona represents the act of welcoming Christmas
This year enjoy the new lighting of Paseo de Gràcia / Photo: TMB
The "Fira de Santa Llúcia" 2023 is the oldest Christmas fair in Catalonia and has become a Christmas symbol in Barcelona / Photo: TMB

On these dates, Barcelona becomes a resplendent scene of magic and joy, captivating everyone with its enchanting lighting. Don't stop discovering it, Hola Barcelona brings you there!