Christmas in Barcelona with children 2016


The snow is a utopian element in Barcelona, but lights, decorations and the Christmas spirit in people make it an ideal city to enjoy Christmas. From MH Apartments, in addition to offering you comfortable accommodation in Barcelona with children, we recommend you the best Christmas activities to enjoy with children and the whole family.

The Christmas tradition is lived with family

There are many activities to experience Christmas in Barcelona with children. The tradition covers the streets and the atmosphere become these dates into one of the most important in the annual city calendar.

You will have the opportunity to visit with children some Christmas markets in Barcelona scattered throughout the city. The Fira de Santa Llúcia, the most well-known Christmas city market, or the Sagrada Familia’s ones are great options to find those figures that we are looking for to decorate the Christmas tree or the Nativity scene dioramas. The Christmas illumination is already another classic activity for the Christmas in Barcelona. Walk around Barcelona’s main streets enjoying the colors of the lights has become a ritual for children and adults.

Christmas at Plaza Catalunya

From December 17 to January 4, from 11am to 9pm, and just a few minutes from some of our apartments as MH Opera Rambla o MH Liceo, various activities for children will be celebrated at Plaza Catalunya. ‘La Ballarina’, ‘Atrapasomnis’ or ‘II Fira de Consum Responsabl’ are performances that will be repeated throughout the day. You will find workshops, concerts and exhibitions for all ages in order to celebrate the winter solstice in original way.

Check out the full schedule on the website #holaNadal


Deliver the letter to the Three Wise Men

As every January 5 in Barcelona, the Three Wise Men will arrive in his schooner to the Moll de la Fusta (Port of Barcelona) at 4:30pm. After the welcoming ceremony, Their Majesties will be the stars of a big parade through the city. It will start from 6pm in the Marquès de l’Argentera avenue to Pla de Palau, paseo de Isabel II, Vía Laietana, plaza de Urquinaona, Fontanella, plaza de Catalunya, Pelai, plaza de la Universitat, ronda de Sant Antoni, Sepúlveda, avenida del Paral·lel and plaza España. The parade will end in the Reina Maria Cristina avenue at 9pm. Royal messengers and thousands of candies are ready to all children who will come to enjoy the show.

cabalgata-reyes-barcelonaPhoto: Alice Hubers

‘Nadal als museus’ (Christmas at the museums)

Christmas in Barcelona with children can also be enjoyed in museums throughout the city. For example, the Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona (Modernism Museum of Barcelona) offers to make a small modernist stained-glass window with different materials. Moreover, El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria (El Born Cultural and Memorial Center) presents a lot of Christmas activities for families including an atypical representation of the ‘Els Pastorets’ (traditional catalan Christmas theater performance), a chocolate and sweets workshop or the visit to an archaeological enclosure.

cccb-humansFoto: CCCB

It is also a great opportunity to visit historical monuments:

The Sagrada Familia invites the little ones to the ‘Taller infantil de Navidad de la Sagrada Familia’ (‘Children’s Christmas Workshop of the Sagrada Familia’), where children from 4 to 10 years old would enjoy a visit to the Basilica with a very special guide, a shepherd boy on his way to Bethlehem.

Meanwhile, The Palau Güell offers a visit of the building where children will be able to know the secrets of this palace and to approach the figure of the architect Antoni Gaudí in a funny way. During the tour they review the history, the construction and even recreates the visit of several modernist well-known characters.

sagrada-familia-actividadesFoto: Basílica de la Sagrada Familia

MH Apartments offer apartments in the heart of Barcelona, so you can easily go to any of those events.

Finally, we remind you some Christmas greetings in Catalan:

Bon Nadal! (Merry Christmas!)
Bones festes! (Happy Holidays!)
Feliç Any Nou! (Happy New Year!)

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