Christmas is a very special time to visit Barcelona. The city turns into a sea of lights and you see beautiful Christmas decorations everywhere. Some buildings such as the Casa Batlló and Casa Milà are therefore beautifully decorated for Christmas. There is sweet Christmas music everywhere and it is great fun to visit the Christmas markets or admire the decorated shop windows. Throughout the month of December, Christmas is present in Barcelona. That’s why December is a great month to visit Barcelona.
December 6th – Constitution Day
If you’re in Barcelona around December 6th, you’re in for a real surprise. December 6th is Constitution Day in Spain. Spanish residents are for the day and a lot of families plan a trip to Barcelona for the weekend. During this day you’ll be amazed by the activities and parties that are held in the streets, it really is a joy to watch.
Locals describe this weekend as a mini high season, because of the hustle and bustle in the city.
On this day you can of course visit the Christmas market on Placa Nova.
Although you can of course skate all year round on a skating rink, it is still more fun to do in the winter when it is colder. And whether you are a trained skater or a novice, skating with the whole family, with friends or family ensures a pleasant interpretation of the day. Skating Club Barcelona is located in the Eixample district at Carrer de Roger de Flor 168. It is a skating rink that has been around for decades. In cold weather, we crave something warm more often. Going to Granja Dulcinea for a delicious hot chocolate is therefore a good idea, because you can drink something tasty and have a bite to eat. Of course you don’t have to wait until it freezes in Barcelona, you can already taste that chocolate milk now. It is delicious with a touch of whipped cream, but at Granja Dulcinea you can also enjoy various types of tea, coffee, bread, other sweets or a breakfast.
Christmas is a very special time to visit Barcelona. The city turns into a sea of lights and you see beautiful Christmas decorations everywhere. Some buildings such as the Casa Batlló and Casa Milà are therefore beautifully decorated for Christmas. There is sweet Christmas music everywhere and it is great fun to visit the Christmas markets or admire the decorated shop windows.
Although Barcelona does not have a white Christmas, it is always nice to be in Barcelona during the holidays. The beautiful Christmas decorations in the shops and streets, the cozy atmosphere at the Christmas markets and the many activities that you can undertake there make it very worthwhile.
During Christmas you can go to the Fira de Reis de la Gran Via market. This Christmas market is from 17 December to January 6. This market mainly has toys and a lot of delicacies. And it has a free entrance. The market is open every day.
Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 0 22:00
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 00:00
6 January from 11:00 to 03:00
Christmas is mainly celebrated in Barcelona with Christmas evening, the 25th and 26th aren’t celebrated as much, however residents are free from school and work, so everything is closed. That is why it is nice to go to the Fira de Reis de la Gran Via market during these days.
With Christmas it is of course nice to go out for dinner as a tourist. Many restaurants provide a Christmas menu, but please book on time. This website shows you which restaurants are open at Christmas and which offer a special menu. Restaurantes de Barcelona con menú de Navidad
You can also take a look at the restaurant La Fonda del Port Olimpic, they have different menus at Christmas.
Visiting Barcelona in December comes with the perks that you’re right on time for Christmas markets. It does bring a small influx of tourists, but nothing compared to the summer months. There are so many different markets you can shop at throughout the city. There are markets with holiday nick-nacks, like traditional cagatió (logs) and caganer (shitters). These markets are installed next to the Cathedral of Barcelona in Plaça Nova and the Sagrada Familia. There are many more Christmas markets but these are the most important and the most popular, because these are the most traditional Christmas markets here in barcelona. The Christmas markets are this year from 27 November till 23 December.
New Years Eve
New Year’s Eve, or Cap d’Any (Nochevieja or Fin de Año in Spanish), is a great time to visit Barcelona. Especially because of the many cool New Year’s Eve parties that make Barcelona the ultimate destination to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Spaniards do have their own traditions with old and new ones. No fireworks, but grapes! And for the ladies: red lingerie! You eat 12 grapes at midnight, so it will bring good luck in the coming year. And wear red lingerie to attract luck for the new year.
After eating the 12 lucky grapes, the streets of Barcelona begin to fill with locals who visit their friends and celebrate the new year together at one of the many New Years Eve parties. Most of the people go to clubs and bars to spend their night there. Some bars offer free admission, but most bars and clubs charge an entrance fee, somewhere between €10,- and €50,-. This often includes one or more drinks. The parties usually go on until the early hours and often end with nice warm churros from a churrería.
There are countless events and parties to attend during New Years Eve in Barcelona. One of the nicest and biggest celebrations takes place in the emblematic Poble Espanyol on Montjuïc, a short distance from the aforementioned fireworks show. Tickets usually cost between €35 and €50 per person (including 4 drinks and grapes) and give you access to a veritable megafest, where partygoers can dance to different styles of music at multiple stages.
Of course, you also want to know which clubs are there to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
This is a great club in Barcelona with five different venues, and here you can party well on New Year’s Eve. The five rooms each have their own musical style and are called ‘Razz Club’, ‘The Loft’, ‘Lolita’, ‘Pop Bar’ and ‘Rex Room’. The music styles are Rock n’ Roll, Electro, Indie-Rock, Dubstep.. you’ll find it all here.
A ticket costs about € 50, – to 60,-, and you get entrance with two drinks, grapes, a glass of champagne, a party bag and a t-shirt.
If you are looking for a fancy party, with an international audience, opium is the place to be. This is the most famous beach club in Barcelona. The price is approximately €50,- with 1 drink included.
Moog Club is misschien wel Barcelona’s belangrijkste Techno club. Het is gelegen in het centrum van de stad, vlak bij Las Ramblas, dus ideaal te bereiken nadat je eerst lekker ergens uit eten bent gegaan.
This is a well-known hip-hop club in Barcelona. This club is for 21 years and older. The tickets cost 30 to 35 euros
Besides the fact that December is a nice and busy month in Barcelona, there are also a few days off. On these days all shops are closed. The days when everything is closed are the following days. 6 December, 8 December, 25 December and 26 December. On these days, go and enjoy the beautiful sights and the nice Christmas markets.
Now you know why it’s great to visit Barcelona during December. There are a lot of things to do during the Christmas holidays. So that’s a better reason to celebrate Christmas in Barcelona than at home. Because you can also be with your family in Barcelona.
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