Christmas markets Barcelona 2018


Barcelona Christmas markets 2018

Find Barcelona's best Christmas markets in the city center

Updated December 2018

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 2018 it will be the 232nd 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 who has a special place in Catalan hearts at Christmas. 
Fira de Santa Llúcia Christmas market


Fira de Santa Llúcia

Saint Lucia Christmas market
Event Dates:
 30h November to 23rd December 2018
Opening times: open daily from 10.30 to 22.30.
Place: Avenida de la Catedral in gothic area
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 15/12 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. 13th December is 'Dia de Santa Llúcia' - Saint Lucy. 

Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família

Event date: End November to 23rd December 2018
Event times. daily from 10:00 to 22:00
Event location: Sagrada Familia church in Eixample area of Barcelona
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 
Event date: 20th December to 6th January 2019
Event times: from 11.00 to 22.00
Event location: On Gran Via street from streets Muntaner to Calabria
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).

Plaça de Catalunya Christmas fair
 Plaça de Catalunya

Dates: 21 December to 4 January 11 am - 8.30 pm
Times: 11 am - 8.30 pm
Location: Plaça de Catalunya
La Ciutat del Somriures Christmas Festival. Plaça Catalunya becomes the City of Dreams for Christmas. It will have a boulevard of dreams, a theatre, a bookshop, a sports shop and, a must at this time of year, a toyshop! All sorts of things will happen in these magical places: a wide range of fun, stage and sports activities for the young and very young.

Opening times vary on these days
21 December, from 4 pm to 8.30 pm
24 and 31 December, from 11 am to 6 pm
No activities on 25 December
26 December and 1 January 2019 from 6 pm to 8.30 pm

Fira de Nadal de Sants

Place: Carrer Joan Güell - Plaça de Sants Map link
Dates: End November to 23rd December

Fira d'artesania a la plaça de Sants - Sants Christmas market

La Ciutat dels Somnis

Previously called Festival de la Infància
Place: Fira Montjuic exhibition centre - Halls 1, 2 and 3 
Dates: 27th to 30th December 2017
Barcelona Children's Festival formerly known as the Festival de la Infancia rebrands in 2017 as 'La Ciutat dels Somnis' - City of Dreams. Festival for children from 4 to 12 to enjoy more than a hundred educational activities in Spanish and Catalan.

Mercat de Nadal de Pedralbes

Place: Plaça Monestir de Pedralbes, Pedralbes area of Barcelona
Dates: Sunday 2nd December 2018
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 and we can recommend the Fira de Nadal Caldes de Montbui on 1st and 2nd December 2018

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
Local market 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:24