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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 

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Review of Barcelona’s Christmas Markets

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Having spent the weeks prior to Christmas wandering amongst its streets, it is clear that Barcelona has a lot to offer at this time of year. The old buildings, narrow streets of the old town and friendly atmosphere make it an atmospheric winter destination. The beautiful and plentiful squares are also generally filled with small markets, offering an interesting place to stroll around as well as to find some unique Christmas presents.

Click here to learn more about the Christmas events in Barcelona.

Fira de Santa Llúcia Christmas Market

Fira de Santa Llúcia

This is probably Barcelona’s most well-known and classic Christmas market. It is specific to Christmas time, with a large percentage of the stalls selling Christmas trees, decorations and mistletoe. It is also a place to buy your Christmas Caga Tió- a log with a friendly face that is an important part of Catalan Christmases (please see our guide to Catalan Christmas traditions for more details).

It is a Spanish market and therefore does not have the typically German feel that many of the Christmas markets tend to have. The authenticity is something to be enjoyed but the lack of gluwein (mulled wine) and bratwurst (German style hot dog) may come as a disappointment.

There is also a section of the market named ‘Artesania’. Within this section there are a wide range of stalls selling various hand-made and artisan products such as jewellery, toys, leather goods and ornaments.

Even if you have no purchases to make this is an essential part of any Christmas trip to Barcelona. Apart from the Artesania section, the stalls are similar and more expensive than less touristy outlets. However, there is an undeniably Christmas feel to the market – particularly in the evening, when the lights of the market glisten against the backdrop of the impressive Cathedral that it sits in front of.

Fira de Santa Llúcia
Carrer dels Lledó, 11, 2
08002 Barcelona, España.

How to get to Fira de Santa Llúcia

Metro: Jaume 1 (Yellow Line, L4)

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Fira de Santa Llúcia is “Catedral – Gòtic” with the “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus

Public bus

Via Laietana / Jutjats: 45, 120, V15, V17

Car parking

Car parking near Fira de Santa Llúcia

What’s on Offer: Christmas Decorations and Crafts

Christmas Market: Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família

Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família

This market runs around the gardens outside the Sagrada Família. It is more spread out than the Fira de Santa Llúcia but it has similar products on offer (see above). As it is smaller than the Fira de Santa Llucia it is not quite as atmospheric. However, sitting at the foot of the Sagrada Família it makes for an impressive setting and offers the opportunity to see the building and the market in one trip.

Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Familia
Plaza de la Sagrada Familia, 1
08013 Barcelona, España

How to get to Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família

Metro: Sagrada Família (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2)

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família is “Sagrada Família” with the “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus

Public bus

Mallorca / Marina: 19, 33, 34, 50, 51, h20

Car parking

Car parking near Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família close to Sagrada Família

Luggage Storage

Click to see luggage/bag storage facility near Sagrada Familia

What’s on Offer: Christmas Decorations and Crafts

Mercat Gòtic (Fira de Brocanters) Christmas Market

Mercat Gòtic (Fira de Brocanters)

This is a small antique market located just off Plaça de Catalunya. It takes place all year round on Thursdays in front of the market, however it is overtaken by the Fira de Santa Llúcia (see above) during the Christmas period.

Mercat Gòtic (Fira de Brocanters) opening hours every Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00

It is a smaller market, consisting of approximately twenty sellers. Every table is jam packed with a variety of antiques, including jewellery, postcards, ornaments, stamps and ‘curiosities’. Some of the antiques are quite highly priced, suggesting that this is a serious antique collector’s market. However, if you enjoy a root-around, there are definitely more affordable options available.

The market is on one of Barcelona’s busiest shopping streets and so in the days closest to Christmas it is likely to be busy. Some real determination may be necessary to get to the tables.

Mercat Gòtic (Fira de Brocanters)
Placa Nova, 1
Ciutat Vella
El Barri Gòtic
08002, Barcelona, España.

How to get to Mercat Gòtic

Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3)

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Mercat Gòtic is “Catedral – Gòtic” with the “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus

Public bus

Via Laietana / Plaça Ramon Berenguer: 45, V15, V17

Car parking

Car parking near Picasso Musem close to Mercat Gòtic (Fira de Brocanters)

Luggage Storage

Click to see luggage/bag storage facility near Museu Picasso de Barcelona

What’s on Offer: Antiques


lectiu d’Artesans de l’Alimentació

Col.lectiu d’Artesans de l’Alimentació

This is another market that is available all year round, but with a far greater frequency during the Christmas period. It is a delightful experience, in the small square, overlooked by the Church Santa Maria del Pi. There are around twenty stalls selling honey, chocolates, cheeses, pâtés, herbs, wines and cakes. There is a friendly atmosphere between the traders and with the customers. Prices are fair considering the central location and high percentage of tourists.

If you’re feeling slightly peckish during your shopping trip, it could be worth a visit to this market. Practically every stall offers tasters of what is on offer. This is always useful when deciding whether you would like to make a purchase.

Col.lectiu d’Artesans de l’Alimentació
Plaça del Pi,
08002 Barcelona, España.

How to get to Col.lectiu d’Artesans de l’Alimentació

Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Col. lectiu d’Artesans de l’Alimentació is “Catedral – Gòtic” with the “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus

Public bus

La Rambla / Liceu: 59, V13

Car parking

Car parking near Plaça del Pi Church close to Col.lectiu d’Artesans de l’Alimentació

Luggage Storage

Click to see luggage/bag storage facility near Placa Del Pi Church

What’s on Offer: Local Produce

Mostra d’Artesans de la Ribera

Mostra d’Artesans de la Ribera

This is a craft market in the Born area. It is small but it is worth a visit due to its location. The Born area in general is good for shopping, with many boutiques and independent shops and it is also an atmospheric place to be during the Christmas period, with dim lights and narrow streets.

The market itself offers classy products such as hand-made jewellery, scarves and ornaments.

Mostra d’Artesans de la Ribera
Carrer de l’Argenteria, 4

How to get to Mostra d’Artesans de la Ribera

Metro: Jaume 1 (Yellow Line, L4)

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Mostra d’Artesans de la Ribera is “Catedral – Gòtic” with the “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus

Public bus

Via Laietana / Jutjats: 45, 120, V15, V17

Car parking

Car parking near Mostra d’Artesans de la Ribera

What’s on Offer: Christmas Decorations and Crafts

What’s on Offer: Crafts

Each year we will provide details of what will be happening in Barcelona in the run up to Christmas and New Year. Alternatively, you can keep an eye on the Official Barcelona Town Council Website as they will publish details of the Christmas markets at some point over the Christmas period.

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The first cold weather makes you think about something warm and cozy, as well as about what to give your family and friends for Christmas and New Year. Drink spicy mulled wine, go ice skating, looking at the real ice rinks set under the velvety Spanish sky, sparkling with frosty hoarfrost, and you can choose interesting, literally fabulous gifts at fairs that will be held almost throughout Spain, starting, as a rule, from the twentieth november. We offer you the addresses of the most picturesque and fascinating Christmas markets in the country.


  1. In addition to the large markets in Seville and Granada, which we will talk about later, many other cities in the autonomous region also organize Christmas markets at the end of the year. In Cordoba, the capital of the province of the same name, you can go shopping from 3 to 26 December. The market will open on December 3 at 19.00 and, in addition to 40 charming wooden houses with a variety of holiday goods, there will be an ice rink and a playground on its territory.
  2. On November 22, in the city of Estepona, province of Malaga, another Christmas market will open on the main boulevard. It will be open until January 5, and there you will also be able to not only “shop for goods” with pleasure all month, but also have a completely festive rest: draw monograms on ice with skates and ride children on a Christmas carousel. Moreover, the Mediterranean Sea will roar not far from the winter wave. Beauty!
  3. In Malaga itself, on December 9, a festive Garage Market will begin. It will be possible to buy the most unusual things that stand out from the general flow of consumer goods – from vintage to antiques and interesting handicrafts of local artisans. The fair is called so for a reason – it really takes place in the premises of an old garage and strives to correspond to the London format of such sales. Address: Calle Martinez Campos, 9, Soho Malaga. The garage sale will run on weekends.
  4. In the city of Pizarra, also located in the province of Malaga, the fair will open after Christmas and will last only 3 days – from December 26 to 28, in Plaza de la Cultura.
  5. No less interesting fairs will work in the province of Marbella. In the fashionable area of ​​Puerto Banus, on Antonio Banderas Square, 25 stalls will be set up. The fair will begin on December 5 at 19.00 and will last until January 5. Buy gifts, drink mulled wine and go ice skating near El Corte Inglés. There will also be entertainment for children. You can also have fun and look for gifts in the city of San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella province, from December 15 to January 6. The fair will take place on Nuevo Bulevar street, and even musical concerts are planned in the program.


On the eve of the Christmas holidays in Valencia, a festive atmosphere reigns: from November 27, 7 Christmas markets open here, one after the other.

  1. Near the main cathedral of the city and the bell tower of Miguelete, on November 27, the Christmas Crafts Fair will unfold (opening hours – from 10. 00 to 14.00 and from 16.30 to 21.00). It will extend the work until January 6, except for December 31, when the stands will be open only in the morning, and January 5, when they will open only at midnight.
  2. In the Columbus market (el mercado de Colón), two fairs will make noise with festive fun at once – Belen Fair and Christmas Fair. The last one will be especially interesting for children – Santa Claus and the Magi Kings are waiting for them there, as well as tricks, theatrical performances and, of course, a large Christmas tree with Belen installed near it. This fair will work every day from 10.00 to 22.00.
  3. Roasted chestnuts and gingerbread can be enjoyed at the central market. Along avenida Barón de Cárcer, the organizers will set up more than 300 tents with a wide variety of Christmas dishes and sweets. For Christmas decorations and figurines for Christmas, you can also safely go to this fair: from 10 am to 10 pm.
  4. The Fair in the City of Arts and Sciences (av. Del Profesor López Piñero, 7) will sell costume jewelry, leather goods, toys and sweets, and there will be a special mailbox for letters to the Fairy Kings for children. Fair opening hours: from 11.00 to 22.00 every day.
  5. Even in the central shopping center – Nuevo Centro – Christmas holidays can be celebrated in a big way. The shopping center will host an exhibition of Belenov from all over the world. Particularly impressive must be the nativity scene from Naples. For children, a Christmas train and a Christmas house will be installed, where fairy tales will be told. You can get to the fair from November 25 to January 6 from 10 am to 10 pm. And at the beginning of the new year (from January 2 to 6), a festive market will open in the building of the Cabañal market (address: Carrer d’Ernest Anastasio). It will be open from 10.00 to 21.00.


  1. In the capital of Andalusia, 3 markets will open during the holidays. Bethlehem Fair (Feria de Belén) is already open and will continue its work until December 23. This fair specializes in figurines of the nativity scene to be placed under the tree and decorations for the festive tree. Fair opening hours: from 10.30 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 21.00. On weekends and holidays, the schedule will change: stands will be open from 11.00 to 15.00 and from 16.00 to 21.00. Address: calle Fran Severino -Avenida Constitución.
  2. Opposite the City Hall, the Seville Artistic Christmas Fair will open. It will sell only what local artisans have made, that is, each item will be truly unique. This fair invites guests from December 15 to January 5 from 11.00 to 15.00 and from 17.00 to 21.00. Weekends: December 25th and January 1st.
  3. Two more markets will open in Seville’s old town, one in Plaza de la Encarnación and the other in Alameda de Hercules Park. Every day there will be entertainment for children, theatrical performances and exhibitions, as well as camel and pony rides. And it is at these fairs that they will sell the most delicious chocolate. These markets open from December 5 to January 5, from 11.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 21.00. It will be possible to travel from one market to another on a tourist train.
  1. In addition to the festive fairs, on January 5, the cavalcade of the Magic Kings will take place in the center of Seville, which will last from 16.00 to 22.00. Isla Mágica amusement park will turn into Christmas Island (Isla de Navidad) during the holidays.


The center of the Spanish capital will also not be left out of the festivities.

  1. Right on the main square – Plaza Mayor – from November 27 to December 31, the Christmas market will be open. Part of it will be located on plaza de Santa Cruz and plaza de la Provincia, and it is there that they will sell the most delicious Christmas sweets and pastries. Markets work: weekdays – from 10.00 to 21.30, and on weekends – until 22.30.
  2. It will be possible to choose unique gifts at the Crafts Fair in plaza España from December 12 to January 5, from 11 to 21.00; On December 24 and 31, the market is open until 15.00. It will be possible to find leather, ceramics, fabric and glass products, creations of sculptors and potters, and many toys. In other words, if you are looking for some very original gifts, then at this fair you can find something special for friends and family.
  3. For connoisseurs of quality antiques from 16 to 20 December at the Madrid fair (La Feria de Madrid) will sell antiques, works of art and collectibles. This fair will be located in pavilion number 5 at avenida Partenón, 5. In Madrid, there will also be another Christmas market called Tetuán, and you can find it at calle Alonso Castrillo, 15.
  4. The oldest market in the capital, El Rastro, is open every weekend and public holidays from 9. 00 to 15.00. Do not forget about the other permanent markets – San Miguel (plaza de San Miguel, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday is open from 10.00 to midnight, and on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday – from 10 to 2.00), San Anton ( calle Augusto Figueroa, Monday-Saturday from 10.00 to 22.00, Sunday – from 10.00 to 15.00), La Paz (weekdays: 9.00 – 14.30 and 17.00-20.00, Saturday: 9.00 – 14.30) and Chamartin (weekdays: 9.00 – 14.00 and 17.00 -20.00, Saturday: 9.00 – 14.00). You can also go for firecrackers and things for funny jokes to the market located on plaza de la Provincia (10.00-22.00), as well as flowers and houseplants to the Tirso de Molina market (it is located between avenida Santa María and avenida Artesanos) .


  1. In the Catalan capital, the main Christmas market will open on November 28 in the Gothic quarter, on plaza Nova or plaza de la Catedral. The assortment is traditional – Christmas trees, toys, sweets and handicrafts of local craftsmen. The fair will last until December 23 and will be open from 10.30 to 20.30 from Monday to Thursday and from 10.30 to 21.30 from Friday to Sunday.
  2. Opposite the Sagrada Familia, the fair will take place from November 29 to December 23 from 10.00 to 21.00. The best Catalan artists and artisans will sell their works there.
  3. Another fair will set up its marquees and tents on Entença and Muntaner streets near Gran Vía. It will be divided into two parts: one, located closer to Plaza Catalunya, will sell toys, and the other, closer to Plaza España, will sell local handmade souvenirs. Opening hours: from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 21.00.


  1. One of the most visited cities in Spain is getting ready for Christmas from December 4th. On this day, fairs will open in the center – on Bib-Rambla Square and in the Puerta Real Fuente de las Batallas area, not far from the main church of the city. These fairs will cover all possible Christmas gifts – from plants to sweets, wines and books. The fairs will be open until January 6, opening hours: from 11.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 21.30 daily, and the malls will close only on December 25 and January 1.
  2. You can admire the creations of local craftsmen at the fair in Plaza de la Trinidad (opening hours: from 11 to 14.30 and from 17.00 to 21.30). If you find yourself in Granada during the holidays, be sure to watch the Cavalcade of the Magi Kings on January 5, it will be held in a bright colorful fashion show from calle Rector López Argueta to plaza del Carmen.


  1. The Basque city’s main Christmas market from 5 December to 6 January will delight you with well-known decorations and gifts, as well as the delights of the local northern cuisine. It will open on calle Bailén and will be open from 9.00 to 23.00.
  2. Amazing Basque handicrafts will be available for purchase at the Gabonart fair, which will be held at the Arriaga marina from December 18 to January 5, from 11. 00 to 14.30 and from 17.00 to 21.00. But it is worth considering that on December 24 and 31 the fair will close at 19.00, and on December 25 and January 1 it will not open at all. And on December 21, Bilbao will splendidly celebrate the feast of St. Thomas, including in the market of the same name. Residents of the city will literally let Christmas into their homes: street performances, folk music and food tasting are the main events of a fun folk holiday.
  3. For people devoted to Catholic traditions and connoisseurs of the main Christmas decorations – the scene of the Nativity – the Association of Belem Masters of the Basque Country will hold a special sale from December 1 to January 6.


Celebrate Christmas with a Christmas tree decorated with traditional toys from Aragon if you go to the handicraft fair presented by the Professional Association of Artisans of Aragon. Selling unique products will be in the auditorium of Zaragoza from 5 to 13 December from 11 to 14 and from 17 to 21.


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