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Christmas markets Barcelona

La Fira de Santa Llúcia

Barcelona's old city has many craft fairs during December and of course many Christmas markets. The oldest, biggest and most traditional of the Christmas markets in Barcelona
is la Fira de Santa Llúcia - in Spanish “Feria de Santa Lucia." This wonderful Christmas market is on the Avenida de la Catedral in front of Barcelona’s Cathedral in the gothic area of Barcelona. The earliest recorded Christmas market in this location in Barcelona took place in 1786, so in 2014 it will be the 228th edition of Barcelona's favourite Christmas market.

The Avenida de la Catedral and small streets by the cathedral have almost 300 stalls selling Christmas decorations and hand-crafted gifts. Around 100 of the stands sell the “figuritas de Belén,” which are the small figures that you can buy to make your own crib scenes called "Pessebres." The “figuritas de Belén” are not cheap and if you want the full set with shepherds hut and a stream, wooden bridges, palm trees, camels and more it will soon add up. 
Or do what many do and buy a few figuritas each year and build up your collection.

Here are the most popular Barcelona Christmas markets.

Fira de Santa Llúcia Christmas market

Place:  Av. De la Cathedral in front of Catedral de Barcelona in Gothic area of old city.
Dates: open from Friday 27th November 2015 to Wednesday 23rd December 2015
Times: open daily from 10.30 to 22.30.
The Fira de Santa Llúcia is the biggest Christmas market in Barcelona on "Avenida de la Catedral" in front of Barcelona's cathedral in the Gothic quarter. Special days include Friday 11/12 1 day festival "Diada de les tradicions nadalencs" which has extra Christmas activities for the kids including the "Barcelona Christmas Face" called "Carassa de Nadal de Barcelona" and a special Christmas concert. Sunday13th December is"Dia de Santa Llúcia" and from 1/12 to 16/12 in December  there are special "Tió gegant" activities for the children. Read more about Fira de Santa Llucia Christmas market

Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família
Sagrada Familia Christmas market

Place: Sagrada Familia church
Dates: Saturday 28th November 2015 to Wednesday 23rd December 2015
Times: open daily from 10.00 to 22.00.
Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família. Christmas market at Sagrada Familia church. Traditional Christmas market with around 120 stalls at La Sagrada Familia church in Eixample area of Barcelona. On two Saturdays from 18 to 20.00 Santa Claus will collect letters from the children and hand out balloons and cookies. Organised by l'Associació d'Artesans i Firaires Nadalencs de la Sagrada Família

The Three Kings Fair
Fira de Reis a la Gran Via 
Place: On street of Gran Via between streets of Muntaner and Calabria. Map link
Dates: Friday 18th December 2015 to Wednesday 6th January 2016
Times: daily from 11.00 to 14.00 and 17:00 to 19:00 and on 5th January 2013 until 03.00

"La feria de Reyes de la Gran Via" is also called "Sant Tomàs i Reis" fair (St Thomas and Kings) - and also sometimes called the Twelfth Night Fair. This is one of Barcelona's biggest Christmas and New Year street markets for toys. It's located on part of the Gran Via main road in Barcelona.  It has around 300 markets stalls, mostly toys, but also other traditional "Reyes" gifts like "carbon de azucar" (candy coal.)

Fira de Consum Responsable

Place: Plaza Catalunya
Dates: 19th December 2015 to Monday 4th January 2016
Times: 10:00 to 21:00

First edition of the social and solidarity economy fair organized by the Barcelona city council called "Fira de Consum Responsable" offering products, services and activities by companies and entities to promote responsible consumption and local products. This new fair replaces the old "Fira de Nadal solidària" charity Christmas market organized by the Barcelona city council 

Fira de Nadal de Sants
Fira d'artesania a la plaça de Sants - Sants 
Christmas market
Place: Carrer Joan Güell - Plaça de Sants. Map link
Dates: Saturday 28th November 2015 to Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Festival de la Infància
Barcelona Children's Festival Festival de la Infancia
Place: Fira Montjuic exhibition centre - Halls 1, 2 and 3 
Dates:  Monday 27th December 2015 to Monday 4th January 2016

Mercat de Nadal de Pedralbes
Place: Plaça Monestir de Pedralbes, Pedralbes area of Barcelona
Dates: Sunday 29th November 2015
Times: 10:00 to 18:00

Lovely 1 day Christmas market at Pedralbes monastery, where you can also enjoy guided visits of the monastery and enjoy Christmas carol singing.

There are also lovely Christmas markets and fairs in towns and village near Barcelona. We can recommend the Fira de Nadal in Caldes de Montbui on 28th and 29th November 2015

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