You may be one of those who love Christmas or who hate it, but be the group you are, you always have to ask yourself what to do with the children, where to go to buy the gifts, what to do at New Year’s Eve, where to celebrate the group dinner … The good thing is that there are solutions for everything. In Aerobús we propose some of the best plans to live Christmas in Barcelona, starting by buying your ticket online Aerobus to get directly from the airport to the city center in just 35 minutes.
Fàbrica dels Reis d’Orient
The famous factory of the Magi with the arrival of Christmas opens the doors for all visitors who wish to see part of the facilities. With the machines running and the workers preparing everything these last days, you will get a little closer to what the magical night of Kings means to many children. Inside the factory you can see how the thousands of letters and gifts of the Three Wise Men are organized and distributed throughout the city during the early hours of January 5th. It is the perfect place to go with children and bring them a little closer to what this night means.
Navidad en el Poble Espanyol
Every Christmas the Poble Espanyol becomes a theme park for adults and children. There are two dates to enjoy this place: from 6 to 9 December and aimed mainly for children, and another from December 21 to 29, during school holidays and aimed at all audiences, although it has a part designed for the adult public with painting workshops with wine, vermouth and swing as well as tastings. Endless activities to enjoy as a family.
La Ciutat dels Somriures
Plaça Catalunya during the Christmas season changes stage and becomes the Ciutat dels Somriures, where you can enjoy workshops and playful proposals. The protagonist of the Christmas festivities in Barcelona will be Senator Hivern, a giant puppet of 4 meters. It will be he who will star in the main show that will take place in the square and will be repeated at certain times of the day. It will be a very special moment where Mr. Hivern will wake up and go through Plaça Catalunya until he arrives at the main stage where the show will start with his Gran Llibre de les Coses Petites.
Cabalgata de Reyes
And one of the most anticipated moments of these parties is, of course, the cavalcade of the Magi, where Melchior, Gaspar and Baltasar, accompanied by their pages and royal mailmen, will arrive by sea to the city. The arrival time is on January 5 at 4:00 pm, stopping at the Moll de la Fusta. As every year, they will be received by the mayor Ada Colau and then they will start a long journey through the streets of the city, until they reach Avenida María Cristina, at 9:00 p.m. This year’s parade could not miss Senator Hivern, the 4-meter puppet star of the city’s Christmas festivities, with his Gran Llibre de les Coses Petites and other puppets. They will be responsible for leading the parade, followed by the magical Kings of the East.
In the Mall of the Illa Diagonal, anyone who wants it can enjoy an ice rink where they can satisfy their desire to skate in the purest American style, as if they had just left one of those Christmas movies that we have seen so many times. the TV with the ice rink of the Rockefeller Center in the background. Ideal, especially for the smallest of the house, the Illa Diagonal ice rink is in the middle of the shopping center, just outside.
Zoco BCN Christmas Market
If you are looking for gift ideas, at the Bcn Souk you will find everything you need, from fashion proposals, accessories, jewelery and decoration, as well as gastronomic ideas to give as gifts, and others to try ‘in situ’. More than thirty brands meet in the Christmas market of Zoco Bcn, where you can also greet Santa Claus or collaborate in any of the solidarity initiatives that are presented in the market.
There are many people who enjoy this time of year and doing it once in the city of Barcelona can become an unforgettable experience. Do not stop dreaming and visit the Ciudad Condal at Christmas. It will surprise you!