Christmas markets Barcelona 2023


Barcelona Christmas markets 2023

Find Barcelona's best Christmas markets in the city center

In December, Barcelona transforms into a festive haven with various traditional Christmas markets scattered across the city. Notably distinct from their northern European cities, is that Barcelona's Christmas markets are uniquely centered on stands offering a delightful array of Christmas decorations.

Unlike Christmas markets in northern European cities, which also feature food and drink stalls along with yuletide entertainment, Catalan Christmas markets focus selling charming festive adornments for nativity scenes and Christmas decorations.

The oldest, biggest and most traditional of the Barcelona Christmas markets is 'La Fira de Santa Llúcia' (in Spanish, it's called '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 Santa Llúcia Christmas market was in 1786, so 2023 is the 237th edition.

The Avenida de la Catedral by the cathedral will be filled with 300 market stalls selling Christmas decorations and gifts.

In the Catalan language, nativity scenes are called 'pessebres'. 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 which Catalans include in the nativity scene. 
Fira de Santa Llúcia Christmas market


Fira de Santa Llúcia

Saint Lucia Christmas market
Event Dates:
24th November to 23rd December 2023
Opening times:
Open daily from 10.30 to 22.30.
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 the 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. 

Christmas Fair Poble Espanyol

Event date: December: from 2nd to 10th, on16th, 17th, on 21st to 29th (except 25th) and in January from 2 to 7
Event times. various opening times
Event location: Poble Espanyol on Montjuic hill
Tickets: €13. Buy tickets.
Christmas event at the Poble Espanyol Spanish Village on Montjuic hill. This year the Poble Espanyol will be transformed into four magical worlds. More than 20 decorations and magical lighting will fill the streets of the Poble with joy so that children and adults can have a Christmas adventure. In addition: magic shows, circus, music, chocolate, magic all over the Poble... And be careful not to meet the Grinch or the naughty elves!

Port Vell Nadal

Fira de Nadal de Port Vell

Event date: December 5th 2023 to January 7th 2024
Event times. Various opening times
Event location: Portal de la Pau by Port Vell harbour 
Port Vell Christmas market. Port Vell harbour presents a new Barcelona Port Vell Christmas market featuring craft stalls, food stalls, childrens activities and workshops, a big Christmas tree, a floating nativity scene, a vintage carousel and a 60m high ferris wheel. 

Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família

Event date: End November to 23rd December 2023
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 6pm to 8pm Santa Claus pays a visit to collect letters from the children and hand out balloons and cookies. 


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Three Kings Fair

Fira de Reis a la Gran Via 
Event date: 15 December 2023 to 6th January 2024
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 festival

Place: Plaça de Catalunya & Plaça de la Universitat
Dates: From 16 to 29 December, 11 am to 2 pm and 4.30 pm to 9 pm Times may vary on some days. Check the specific calendar for each day.
Times: 11 am - 8.30 pm
Location: Plaça de Catalunya & Plaça de la Universitat
Barcelona's central square Plaça de Catalunya and nearby Plaça de la Universitat are the setting for an exciting two-week programme of dance, music, digital arts and installations in the mornings, afternoons and evenings from 17 to 30 December 2022. 

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

Festival de la Infància

Place: Fira Montjuic exhibition centre - Halls 1, 2 and 3 
Dates: 27 to 31 december
Barcelona Children's Festival. Festival for children from ages 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 3 December 2023
Times: 10:00 to 17:00
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 very nice Christmas markets and fairs in towns and village near Barcelona and we can recommend the Fira de Nadal Caldes de Montbui usually on 1st and 2nd December

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 Christmas market in countryside of Montseny mountain usually on 2nd & 3rd December

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 Christmas market 

Barcelona Christmas Guide
Barcelona New Year's Eve Guide

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Last Updated on Saturday, 02 December 2023 16:42