The 230th anniversary of the Fira de Santa Llúcia one of the most traditional Christmas markets in Barcelona takes place from the 25th November to the 23rd December. Located like every year at Avinguda de la Catedral just 2000 meters from our Boutique Hotel Well And Come. The Fira is only a 20-minute walk, but if you prefer to get there via transport, the best options are public transport due to all the traffic jam that public holidays and weekends can cause. For example, by metro with line 4 which stops at Verdaguer station which will take you to Jaume I stop from where you’ll walk out to Avinguda de la Catedral (where the Fair takes place).
Fira de Santa Llúcia
The Fira de Santa Llúcia registers its first date in 1786, also known as the “girls fair”as stories tell that the young single ladies from the surroundings wore their best galas and accompanied by their mothers used this event to find a husband.
Even though the Fira is celebrated during one month, Santa Llúcia day falls on the 13th December, a day when a lot of people go to the cathedral to light a candle in the chapel.
The Christmas Market
The Association Fira de Santa Llúcia and Barcelona’s City Council work together to offer the best possible fair. Aiming for visitors to leave the Fira thinking they have been in a mountain village in the middle of the Christmas season.
This year the Fira with 287 stands, 123 in the Nativity Scenes and Figures sector, 96 in the Greenery and Plants sector, 64 in the Crafts sector and 4 in the Simbombes sector.
Activities and Competitions
During the celebration of the Fira different activities take place: the Giant Tió from 10:30am to 1:30 pm and from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on holidays, and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on weekdays. And the traditional parade Carrasa de Nadal de Barcelona on the 17th December at 10:45 am.
This year the 23th Day of celebration of Christmas Traditions and Customs in Catalonia takes place, for more information about the program and timetables visit de following link: http://en.firadesantallucia.cat/noticies.php
Also, the Association of Barcelona Nativity Scene Makers, organize a Crib Scene competition for all those families in Barcelona that wish to participate by registering the Crib Scene they have done at home. But to see crib scenes there is no need to have done one, so for those who are visiting, there’s also the option of visiting the expositions of crib scenes that are throughout the city.
Enjoy the Magic of Christmas
If you’re thinking about visiting Barcelona during these dates don’t miss out the opportunity of losing yourself in the Christmas magic that the Fira de Santa Llúcia offers. And never forget that magic is for all ages. So, do not hesitate and book your room in Well And Come and turn your visit in Barcelona into a magical stay.