it is already Christmas in Barcelona, not only by turning on the lights in streets and squares. This Friday The Christmas fair par excellence opens in the Catalan capital, Santa Llúcia, in front of the cathedral. The classic cut nativity scene which in recent years has decorated the courtyard of the Museu Marès, behind the Cathedral.
This nativity scene has allowed the Barcelona City Council to combine the avant-garde aspiration of the city with the taste for tradition of another part of its neighbors, through two very different nativity scenes located a short distance away. The classic is the work of the Associació de Pessebristes de Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Casa dels Oficis de l’Espectacle en viu de Barcelona Activa. This year evokes a valley in the Pyrenees.
The contemporary nativity scene is located in Plaça Sant Jaume and has a long history of controversy behind it. This year’s does not have an official release date or at least the consistory does not release a pledge to lengthen the mystery.
The mayoress Ada Colau gave clues a few days ago about the assembly of this edition, which makes us think more of audiovisual projections on the facades of the square than of the baby Jesus with the mule and the ox. Be that as it may, the Barcelona 2022 nativity scene remains unknown with the Christmas campaign already fully underway.
Santa Llúcia Fair
From November 25 to December 23
Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate its 232nd edition
88 Christmas and craft stalls
On December 10, it hosts the Diada de les Tradicions i els Costums Nadalencs
traditional nativity scene
From November 26 to Gen. 8. Opening on November 25.
Courtyard of the Frederic Marès Museum (Plaça de Sant Iu, 5)
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays, except holidays. On December 25 and January 1, closed.
On Sunday, December 18, it hosts a Christmas carol song at 11 a.m.