The Christmas lights of Barcelona, “Els llums de Nadal”, are switched on by the Mayor of Barcelona. There is a big Christmas tree on Plaza Catalunya where you can also enjoy the hugely popular outdoor covered Christmas ice skating rink. There are Christmas lights in more than 300 locations and streets of Barcelona with illuminations covering about 60km.
Each of Barcelona’s 10 districts will have a big Christmas tree with the main huge Christmas tree on Plaça de Catalunya. The Magic Fountain of Montjuic have a special Christmas water and music show in December.
The oldest and biggest of the Christmas markets in Barcelona is “La Fira de Santa Llúcia”. This wonderful Christmas market is on the Avenida de la Catedral in front of Barcelona’s Cathedral in the gothic area of Barcelona.
Be sure to try some Spanish torrons during your December visit – a sweet that’s a firm favourite here at Christmas. Traditional torrons are made of nougat with almonds, hazelnuts and honey.