Christmas markets Barcelona 2022


Barcelona Christmas markets 2022

Find Barcelona's best Christmas markets in the city center

Barcelona has several traditional Christmas markets around the city in the Christmas month of December. It's worth noting that Barcelona Christmas market are focused on stands selling Christmas decorations. That makes them different from northern European Christmas market that also include food and drink stalls and juletide entertainment. 

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 Christmas market by the cathedral in Barcelona was in 1786, so in 2022 it will be the 236th 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:
 End november to 23rd December 2022
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 11/12 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. 

Christmas Fair Poble Espanyol

Event date: from 3 to 11 December, 17 and 18 December, 22 to 29 December (except 25 December) and 2 to 8 January.
Event times. various opening times
Event location: Poble Espanyol on Montjuic hill
Tickets: € 11 online, € 12 at box office. Buy tickets.
Christmas event at the Poble Espanyol Spanish Village on Montjuic hill. Activities include entertainment, a Christmas food fair, roller disco, live music, Santa's Grotto and meeting The Three Kings.

Fira de Nadal de Port Vell

Event date: December 5th to 8th, 13th to 15th and 20th to January 5th
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 2022
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. 

Three Kings Fair

Fira de Reis a la Gran Via 
Event date: 19 December 2022 to 6th January 2023
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

Place: Plaça de Catalunya & Plaça de la Universitat
Dates: 17 to 30 December 2022
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

La Ciutat dels Somnis

Previously called Festival de la Infància
Place: Fira Montjuic exhibition centre - Halls 1, 2 and 3 
Dates: 27 to 30 december & 2 to 4 January 2020
Barcelona Children's Festival '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 1st December 2019
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 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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