With more than 4 hours of sunshine expected per day and below-average rainfall, December is a pleasant month for tourists to flock to Barcelona to do their Christmas shopping. Packed full of joyful Christmas markets selling festive paraphernalia, grand shopping centres, plus additional shopping days, Barcelona offers it all. Best of all, after a busy day shopping, you can put your feet up at Cocovail, watch the latest games on the box, and relax with a craft beer or two.
Christmas markets are a staple part of the Barcelona Christmas shopping experience, and there are plenty to choose from. Fira de Santa Llúcia is Barcelona’s oldest Christmas market and will celebrate its 233rd year this year. Here you’ll find almost 300 stalls perched along the picturesque Avenida de la Catedral in the Gothic Quarter, selling traditional figuritas de Belén' for nativity scenes, along with handmade gifts, such as jewelry, clothing, and ornaments. If you’re shopping for a gift for a foodie, head to the small artisan market at Santa Maria el Pi. The market may be small with just 20 stalls, however, you can pick up some great-tasting and unique food gifts, including cheese, honey, biscuits, and pates that will go down well with any recipient you give them to this Christmas.
After a day at the markets and an evening enjoying craft beer, it’s time to head to the city’s shopping centres. If you’ve got a larger budget or simply want to spoil your loved ones with luxurious gifts this Christmas, head to La Roca Village Outlet Barcelona, which is located 30 minutes outside of the city and is on the local shuttle bus route. With designer brands, including Hugo Boss, Karen Millen, and Pinko on-site, all promising up to 60% off, you’re sure to pick up some great gifts for less.
For more general gifts, Arenas Centro Comercial is the place to go. The building was once the city’s bullfighting ring and is now home to multiple fashion, food, and home and leisure stores. Arenas Centro Comercial is the perfect Barcelona shopping spot when you’re buying gifts for all your family, including those that like to indulge in coffee. Items such as a handheld milk frother and coffee mug warmer are novelty coffee-based gifts that are useful and easy to find in Arenas Centro Comercial, as there are so many outlets that cater to homewares and culinary gifts.
Worried that you’ve got too many people to buy presents for and not enough time to shop?There’s no need to fear as the TSNB 2019 Shopping and Fashion night in Barcelona in Paseo de Gracia means you can shop until 1 AM in the morning.
You will need to bring your trip to Barcelona forward by a few days though as the event is scheduled for Thursday, December 28th 2019. But by doing so, you can enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Buffet at Cocovail before hitting the shops on Barcelona’s most famous high street.
There are plenty of fun and niche places to visit in Barcelona where you can do your Christmas shopping. Whether you’re buying a gift for a young child, a quirky aunt, or simply treating yourself to some festive food, it’s on offer in this beautiful city.