Category Archives: Christmas and new year Barcelona

What happens on Christmas day in Catalonia?

ShareFollowing on from our last post ion Christmas Eve in Catalonia, here we talk about the 25th. In Catalonia and the rest of Spain the 25th of December has not traditionally been the main celebration at Christmas. Instead the main … Continue reading

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What happens on Christmas Eve in Catalonia?

ShareIf you are in town for Christmas you may wonder what the locals are up to. The answer is eating and drinking! Christmas Eve is a very important part of the seasonal festivities, and is when Catalan people enjoy one … Continue reading

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New Years Eve party in Barcelona 2013

ShareBarcelona wants to become a city that is famous for its New Years Eve celebrations. This year Barcelona is planning an all out New Years Eve extravaganza in a bid to project the city’s image globally and put on the … Continue reading

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The Christmas lights in Barcelona are officially on!

ShareOn Friday the 22nd of November, Barcelona’s Mayor officially switched on the Christmas lights and entered into the festive season. True to Catalan form, things got going in style outside the Sagrada Familia with a gospel choir and Castellers with … Continue reading

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Ice Barcelona – Skating in Plaça Catalunya

ShareFor the third year running now, Barcelona is currently enjoying its very own ice skating rink in Plaça Catalunya. Bringing merriment, and a touch of northern winters to sunnier climes, the ice rink was officially opened on Thursday the 21st … Continue reading

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Shopping Night Barcelona

ShareAll night bonanza “Shopping Night Barcelona” takes place on the 28th of November from 8pm to the following morning on Paseo de Gracia and the adjacent streets. So far 75 establishments have confirmed their participation, but it is predicted that … Continue reading

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Our top 5 Christmas activities in Barcelona

Share1) Christmas markets Barcelona hosts a number of excellent Christmas markets which are perfect for feeling festive and doing a little light shopping at. They tend not to offer the mulled wine, pretzels and wurst of traditional German markets. But, … Continue reading

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Barcelona switches on the Christmas lights, LED style

ShareThis week the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, activated Barcelona’s Christmas lights in Plaça Catalunya. Thanks to LED technology, Barcelona is upping the ante while many cities cut back on their Christmas decorations. New LED technology means the city is … Continue reading

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