Christmas Fairs and Markets

Christmas Fairs and Markets

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Christmas fairs and markets

Barcelona and its surroundings, such as Sitges, are cities to enjoy beyond the summer season, since we are lucky to be on the coastal coast and enjoy a Mediterranean climate throughout the year. And it is that the climate stands out for being mild and temperate in winter, and providing sun rays in the middle of December.

Catalonia stands out for its Christmas spirit and, that is why, we can enjoy a multitude of Christmas events and fairs scattered throughout the Catalan territory.

Barcelona and Sitges are two cities not only to enjoy them during the summer, since they have much more to offer besides their beaches and beautiful villas.


Sitges Christmas Festival

The Christmas crafts fair Sitges Christmas Festival, organized by the Spanish Patchwork Association, is the first craft and Christmas motif fair in the entire Spanish State, following the trend of other major European cities such as London or Paris.

The Sitges Christmas Festival offers Christmas-themed products of Patchwork and Scrap, finished, semi-finished and to elaborate, in a proposal of creative leisure.

Almost 60 exhibitors will show the latest news.

As every year, the fair will be located in La Fragata Beach, below the Church of La Punta, next to the sea, in a tent of almost 1000 m2 transparent, where the exhibitors will show the latest trends in the world of creative leisure , with countless ideas, proposals and Christmas crafts.

Location and dates

The Sitges Christmas Festival will open in the transparent tent of La Fragata beach, Friday and Saturday (November 29 and 30) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (November 1) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (provisional schedule).

The admission is free.

Sitges Christmas Festival



Festivalet Barcelona

Festivalet is an independent fair of products made by hand or manufactured on a small scale that is held every December in Barcelona and that over time has become an important reference in the sector.

The fair is divided into four sections: craft area, gastronomy area, materials area and bar area.

Festivalet is an ideal event to buy original and unique Christmas gifts. You can buy them directly from their creators, who come from all over Spain and other countries. In addition, it is celebrated in a historic building in Barcelona as the Maritime Museum, a clear example of the Gothic civil architecture of the city, which began to be built in the 13th century.


Location and dates

The Festivalet is celebrated in the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, ÔÇïÔÇïAv. Of les Drassanes.

The Festivalet will take place from December 14 to 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The price to enter the premises is € 2. Children under 12 have free admission.

Festivalet Barcelona



Mercado de Navidad Can Alemany

Can Alemany is a sixteenth-century Catalan farmhouse located in a rustic setting, just 10 minutes from Igualada.

Masia Can Alemany

In the old cellar of the farmhouse is the Market Bar, a unique space to shelter from the cold and have a good cup of hot chocolate listening to Christmas carols.

In the new renovated winery is the Christmas Market, a space where you can discover a whole world of Christmas crafts: with floral ornaments, Christmas trees, fir branches, moss, pineapples, patchwork notebooks, decoupage, crochet garlands, Wool caps, Christmas postcards, advent calendars … Also know the possibilities of floral decoration and could take a cake from the traditional lime patisserie Plan.

Whether you are one of those who want to be at the Bar, do workshops, or buy Christmas decorations, we can ensure that in Can Alemany you will enjoy the authentic Christmas spirit in a rustic setting.


Location and dates

Masía Can Alemany is located on the Carretera de Valls (km 37), Santa Margarida de Montbui.

It will open its doors on the weekend of November 30 to December 1 (from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and the weekend of December 7 and 8 (from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).



Saint Lucia Fair

The Santa Lucia Fair is a fair of handicraft products and elements typical of Christmas parties that has been held since 1786 in the Plaza de la Catedral de Barcelona.

Each year, more than two hundred stops fill the Pla de la Seu and the avenue of the Cathedral, with a wide variety of products.

The fair is installed at the end of November or beginning of December (always before the 13th, St. Lucia’s day) and is maintained during Christmas days.

christmas fairs

The stops are grouped into four main sectors:

The manger and figures offers landscape accessories for the manger, caves, figures, candles and Christmas decoration.

In the green and vegetation section there are natural or artificial trees, moss, blight, cork, eucalyptus branches and the like.

In the handicraft sector there are all kinds of handicraft products and accessories, such as clothing, jewelry, decoration and gift items and many more. Finally, the music sector offers zambombas, tambourines and more instruments of the Christmas tradition to the visitor.

During the Santa Lucía Fair, you can also enjoy shows and activities related to Christmas customs, such as courses organized by the Association of Belenistas of Barcelona, ÔÇïÔÇï1 giant “uncle”, the parade of the traditional Christmas Carassa, flock dances and musical performances.


Location and dates

This famous fair takes place in the Plaza de la Catedral de Barcelona, ÔÇïÔÇïfrom the end of November or the beginning of January until after the Christmas holidays.

Admission is free for everyone.



Capones and Birds Fair

The Fair of Capones, poultry and Christmas motifs of Valls is the Christmas market of this Catalan town The city of Valls celebrates the weekend before Christmas, both Saturday and Sunday, this poultry fair.

Formerly, this kind of fairs are located around the date of December 21, the feast destined for Santo Tomás, and they still serve to provide live poultry destined for Christmas agapes.

In Valls, the Plaza del Blat, kilometer zero of the casteller world, cozy live poultry -capons, roosters, turkeys, chickens, occasion, ducks- located inside cages, next to the cars that formerly drove the farmers and breeders When you go to sell them. There are also some horses, donkeys and mules that stretched them, along with other farm cattle. Once the birds are acquired, the fair offers an approved slaughterhouse service that allows the collection of the dead and plumb bird.

In parallel, the Calle de la Cort and the Plaza del Pati, citizen epicenters in Valls, host nativity figures, Christmas trunks, moss, trees, plants, wines, champagnes, honey, party sweets and other handmade products. In addition, only on Saturday morning, the fruit and vegetable market extends from Oli square to Carnisseria street and Garrofes square, while the treatment market and the sale of horses and others Equine occupies the Portal Nou.

Christmas fairs and markets

Location and dates

This fair is held from Saturday, December 16 (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) to Sunday, December 17 (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)



The Rooster Fair

The Gallo Fair is a traditional market of poultry that has been held in Vilafranca del Penedés since the Middle Ages.

In this fair you can buy and taste the renowned “Gallo del Penedés”, a native variety of poultry very appreciated for its colorfulness and meat, and the real protagonist of the fair.

christmas fairs

Gastronomy and wines are also an essential part of the Gallo Fair, a large sample of poultry cuisine that presents from the most traditional to the most innovative recipes, accompanied by the wines of the Penedés Denomination of Origin.

Several festive events form the programming of the Gallo Fair, a party that is celebrated during the weekend before Christmas.

Today, the Gallo Fair is one of the largest activities and, in parallel with the Fiesta Mayor, which attracts the most number of visitors.


Location and dates

This year, the dates of celebration of the fair are December 15 and 16 in Vilafranca del Penedés.

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