Christmas markets Barcelona 2017


Barcelona Christmas markets 2017

Find Barcelona's best Christmas markets in the city center

Updated December 2017

Barcelona has many quaint traditional Christmas markets around the city in the Christmas month of December. The oldest, biggest and most traditional of the Barcelona Christmas markets 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 Cathedral in the gothic area of Barcelona. The earliest recorded Christmas market by the cathedral in Barcelona was in 1786, so in 2017 it will be the 231st edition of Barcelona's oldest Christmas market. The Avenida de la Catedral and small streets by the cathedral are filled with 300 market stalls selling Christmas decorations and gifts.

Most of the Santa Lucia Christmas market stalls sell 'figuritas de Belén' which are the small nativity scene figures to make your own nativity crib scenes. In the Catalan language nativity scenes are called 'Pessebres'. Look out for the cheeky Catalan caganer figure in the nativity scene. He has a special place in Catalan hearts at Christmas. 
Fira de Santa Llúcia Christmas market


Fira de Santa Llúcia Christmas market
Saint Lucia Christmas market
Place: Avenida de la Catedral in gothic area
 Fri 24th November to Sat 23rd December 2017
Time: open daily from 10.30 to 22.30.
The Fira de Santa Llúcia is Barcelona's biggest Christmas market and located in front of Barcelona's cathedral in the Gothic quarter. Special days include Saturday 16/12 festival Diada de les tradicions nadalencs which has extra Christmas activities for children including the 'Christmas face' - 'Carassa de Nadal de Barcelona' and a Christmas concert. From end November there are special 'Tió gegant' activities for the children. Wed 13th 2017 in Advent is 'Dia de Santa Llúcia' - Saint Lucy. 

Plaça de Catalunya Christmas fair
 Plaza Catalunya
Date: 22nd December 2017 to 4th January 2018
Time: 10:00 to 21:00
Plaça de Catalunya Christmas fair. Christmas fair on central Plaça de Catalunya with many activities for families and children. Also includes the Responsible Consumption Fair which is a sustainable and fair trade Christmas festival promoted and organised by the Barcelona city council. The '3a Fira de Consum Responsable, d’Economia Social i Solidària' offers sustainable and handmade gifts, services and activities by companies and entities to promote responsible consumption and local products.

Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família
Place: Sagrada Familia church in Eixample area of Barcelona
 25th November to 23rd December 2017 
Time: daily from 10:00 to 22:00
Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família. Christmas market at Sagrada Familia church. Traditional Christmas market with 120 stalls at La Sagrada Familia church in Eixample area of Barcelona. On two Saturdays from 18 to 20.00 Santa Claus pays a visit to collect letters from the children and hand out balloons and cookies.

Three Kings Fair
Fira de Reis a la Gran Via 
Place: On Gran Via street from streets Muntaner to Calabria
 19th December to 6th January 2018
Time: from 11.00 to 22.00
La feria de Reyes de la Gran Via, also called 'Sant Tomàs i Reis' (St Thomas and Kings) and also sometimes called the Twelfth Night Fair, is one of Barcelona´s biggest Christmas and New Year markets for toys. The Fira de Reis a la Gran Via market has around 300 markets stalls with toys and traditional 'Reyes' gifts like 'carbon de azucar' (candy coal).

Fira de Nadal de Sants
Place: Carrer Joan Güell - Plaça de Sants Map link
Date: End November to 23rd December
Fira d'artesania a la plaça de Sants - Sants Christmas market

La Ciutat dels Somnis - Festival de la Infància
Place: Fira Montjuic exhibition centre on Pl Espanya
 27th to 30th December 2017
Time: 10:00 a 20:00 
Tickets: €6
Barcelona Childrens' Festival, formerly known as the 'Festival de la Infancia', rebrands in 2017 as La Ciutat dels Somnis - City of Dreams. This is a festival for children from 4 to 12 years of age to enjoy more than a hundred educational and fun activities in Spanish and Catalan language. Enjoy games, sports, an ice rink, karaoke, workshops, concerts for children and families during the Christmas season. Over 100 companies and 200,000 visitors attend.

Mercat de Nadal de Pedralbes
Place: Plaça Monestir de Pedralbes, Pedralbes area of Barcelona
Date: Sunday 3rd November 2017
Time: 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.

Poble Espanyol has a Santa Claus Christmas event at Poble Espanyol Spanish Village on Montjuid hill from December 6th to 10th 2017.

Christmas markets near Barcelona
There are also lovely Christmas markets and fairs in towns and village near Barcelona. Here are some ideas.

Sant Cugat Christmas Market
Very cosy market inspired by German style Christmas markets with wooden huts.

Sant Celoni Christmas Fair
Cute Fira de Nadal Christmas market in countryside of Monseny mountain on 2nd & 3rd December 2917

Fira de l'Avet de Espinelves
Cute village Christmas market at Espinelves where many locals go to buy their Christmas trees.

Caldes de Montbui Christmas market
Fira de Nadal Caldes de Montbui on 2nd and 3rd December 2017

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