Christmas is here! Barcelona enlights and prepares to live the most magical time of the year. In December, along with the traditional Christmas fairs and markets, a bunch of other markets where you can only find that special gift for Christmas, open up throughout the city. Let’s name those ones that you should not miss!
Discover the Christmas markets in Barcelona!
For 230 years Santa Llúcia Fair has been held uninterruptedly at Avinguda de la Catedral. This one is the traditional Christmas market in Barcelona, where Catalans buy Nativity figurines, including the traditional Caganer; Christmas trees; decorations and typical Christmas musical instruments like the tambourine or the zambomba .
Plaza de la Catedral (L1 L3 Catalunya) from November 23th to December 23th
With a total of 85 stalls set up in front of the Sagrada Familia, this Christmas market has managed to gain a place as an alternative to the Santa Llúcia fair, despite being as traditional as Santa Llúcia. Here, in addition to the classical figurines, Christmas trees and decorations you’ll find food stalls where you can buy sweets, chestnuts, churros and chips.
Plaza de la Sagrada Família (L2 L5 Sagrada Familia),from November 23th to December 23th
A must in Barcelona, that also has its Christmas version in two editions. A market where you’ll be able to find designer’s stands of homeware, food-trucks and a long list of exhibitors and stalls where you can surely find that very special gift.
Palo Alto (L4 Selva de Mar),December 3rd and 4th & December 17th and 18th
This is the third edition of this market specialized in silk-screen printing. During two days Give Print a Chance offers the works of more than 30 guest artists from the city but also from Europe and South America. An essential event for lovers of this craft art creations, which are 100% exclusive
Print Workers Barcelona (L4 Joanic),December 4th and 5th
One of the most important fairs of independent artists of all Spain. A total of 107 stands dedicated to design, jewelry, illustration, clothing and accessories … An exhibition of products manufactured on a small scale and in many cases unique and exclusive.
Museo Marítimo de Barcelona (L3 Drassanes), December 10th and 11th
The market of independent food is back for Christmas in the historic facility of Universitat (University) de Barcelona. A place with different culinary purposes as well as handicraft and small-scale productions. A great place to enjoy something different.
Seminario Conciliar de la UB (L2 L3 L4 Passeig de Gràcia),December 10th and 11th
Right by the sea, to enjoy the sea breeze, the Downtown Market returns to the area of Maremagnum. A Christmas market featuring fashion proposals, accessories and more than 30 food-trucks; plus free concerts by local bands like El Último Vecino, Opatov, Shanendogs, Blackislands or Las Ruinas.
Maremagnum (Old Town), December 17th and 18th
The building of Estació de França holds a market dedicated to Vintage and secondhand items with the will of promoting direct buy and sell. It’s free access and there you’ll find personal items, books, clothes, music, comic books and other treasures from the past.
Estación de França (L4 Barceloneta), December 17th and 18th
An exhibition of 80 design projects selected by the people of ADI-FAD of Barcelona. It has the goal of bringing the new design talents to the public scene. The organization of this market goes by Preform Design.
Disseny Hub Barcelona (L4 Jaume I),December 17th and 18th