December in Barcelona – Events Calendar
Is visiting Barcelona in December a good idea? If you don’t care about tanning, swimming, and spending time on the beach, then it definitely is. For those who live in colder parts of the world, December in Barcelona is pretty mild. The temperature usually doesn’t go below 5 degrees and it’s sunny. On the other hand, you can avoid crowds, tourists, queues and the summer prices. This is your chance to experience Barca from a more local perspective, while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying the Christmas decorations, spirit and cozy atmosphere. Grab a turron (a delicious dessert sold at the street markets) or el pa de Nadal (the traditional Christmas bread sold at bakeries) and start sightseeing and browsing for gifts.
If you’re wondering what interesting events to attend in December, here are our picks.
FC Barcelona – Real Madrid El Clasico
Get the tickets for the hottest match of December. Two bitter rivals and the most successful Spanish football teams, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, meet at Camp Nou on 3rd of December. The excitement is guaranteed, even if you are not into sports.
Dress Your Wall 5th edition
Fancy a new print for your wall? Dress Your Wall is an annual market which offers affordable graphic works of the young and emerging artists. Choose a unique, limited edition gift among the works of more than hundred national and international artists. The event takes place at Miscelanea, on 17th and 18th of December.
Fira de Santa Llúcia
Fira de Santa Llúcia is an annual medieval-looking Christmas market, set up around Barcelona Cathedral. The market is open from November 25th to December 23rd. If you decide to go browsing through nearly 300 market stalls, you will find everything you need for Christmas: unique gifts, trees, decorations, mistletoe or your Caga Tió log.
Concerts in December
Peaches, Crystal Fighters, Crystal Castles. Check out all the concerts here.
Barcelona International Jazz Festival
Attention, all jazz lovers! You still have a chance to attend this popular international jazz festival throughout the month of December at various venues in the city. The festival mixes big names with emerging musicians, always offering a flawless programme for those who love good jazz.