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Best Christmas Events To Enjoy In Spain!

With the arrival of December, there comes a craze of how differently you will be celebrating Christmas this year. If this is your query and thinking of what to do and what not, then here’s a blog post to solve all your problems. 

In this blog post, you will learn about various exciting and fun Christmas events in Spain. If you are thinking to travel and explore a new place then Spain is definitely a great option to choose. Unlike other countries, Spain has its own style of celebrating this wonderful festival. 

Besides decorating streets, buildings and squares with majestic Christmas trees and colorful lights, you will keep hearing people greeting each other with ‘Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo’ which means ‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’ in Spanish.

If you plan a short vacation to Spain, then you must visit the following cities so as to make the most your celebration. While you decide to visit the following, make sure you book the best accommodation at a reasonable rate by availing Hotels Viva voucher codes. Now, take a look at the cities-


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Right from the Christmas fairs to Christmas markets to nativity scenes to circus to theme parks to concerts, Barcelona is a perfect city to head for a joyous Christmas celebration. People from all over the world visit Barcelona to enjoy the festivals of joy with great enthusiasm. 

You will be hearing ‘Bon Nadal i Feliç Any Nou’ in Catalan language and 
‘Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo’ in Spanish everywhere, which means ‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’. While you are in Barcelona, you must surely do the following-

  • Visit Fira de Santa Llúcia (a traditional Christmas market with over 300 stalls, taking place since 1786, near the Cathedral) 
  • Head to Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família (another Christmas market with 100 stalls)
  • See the Belén at Plaça de Sant Jaume
  • Visit Plaça Catalunya to enjoy ice skating
  • Enjoy different groups performing carols against the light show and  majestic water fountain at Las Fuentes de Montjuïc


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One of the largest cities in Europe, Madrid is a great place to visit for Christmas. The whole city on Christmas is decorated with beautiful decorations, sparkling windows, and twinkling lights, and all this indeed fills magic in the air. This is how Madrileños prep up to celebrate their favorite festival of the year. 

Right from the end of November until the first week of January, the streets, squares, and buildings in the city twinkle with colorful, Eco-friendly lights and Christmas trees. While you are in Madrid, make sure you do the following-

  • Walk at along the Gran Vía to watch the special light displays at night
  • Go ice skating at Retiro Park
  • Enjoy late night drinks and music at the Mercado de San Antón (open until 12 a.m.)
  • Enjoy several nativity scenes at the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral
  • Go shopping at Christmas market in Plaza Mayor


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Boasting is own Christmas tale, Bilbao is another great Christmas destination located in the northern part of Spain, ideal for Christmas shopping and enjoy parades. It is a great place see Olentzero (a mythical Casque Christmas character) traveling down the Gran Via towards the famous Arriaga Theatre. 

Switching on the colorful lights is the best thing about Christmas celebration in Bilbao, and it is fun to wander or roam around the streets marveling at twinkling lights. While you are in Bilbao-

  • Meet Olentzero at Gran Via
  • Shop for exclusive gifts and souvenirs from the Christmas handicraft fair
  • Buy treats at Santo Tomás Fair


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Christmas in Valencia is all about fun and great light shows, fireworks, and concerts. you will enjoy the festival in relative warmth instead of white Christmas. The city gets pretty during this holiday season with gorgeous illumination and energy on the street. While you are in Valencia, you must not forget to do-

  • Watch the seasonal Christmas Eve act featuring classic circus fares such as elaborate puppet displays, tightrope walking, and acrobatics at Circo Gran Fele
  • Enjoy the magnificent Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias complex with 3-D movies, IMAX and one of the largest aquariums of Europe.
  • Visit the very famous Cathedral de Valencia to see Belen
  • Go window shopping at Feria de Navidad

So this is it with the best events taking place in various cities of Spain and which are worth attending on Christmas Day. 

While you plan a holiday in any of the above-mentioned cities of Spain, make sure you book affordable accommodation using Dream Place Hotels voucher codes, so as to enjoy great discounts.