Christmas in Spain 2021 – Traditions, Festivities and Fun!
Fancy discovering some of the best Christmas markets in Europe? Want to witness some amazing Christmas decorations, beautiful nativity scenes and much more? Then you should celebrate Christmas in Spain 2021 with your loved ones.
But you apply for a Spain visa to Celebrate Christmas in Spain, read our brief guide to make sure that you experience the best of Christmas with loved ones!
What are some interesting Spanish Christmas Traditions?
Initially, there was no Santa Claus
Since time immemorial, the locals of Spain never celebrated the coming of Santa Claus on Christmas. Instead, those wonderful presents were delivered on 6th January to the children by the Three Wise Men (who got the information about Jesus Christ’s Birth).
However, with times changing, even the locals are giving gifts on Christmas and the 6th of January. Don’t miss the Cabalgata which is a wonderful parade filled with big parade floats and tasty candy.
The fat lottery
One of the most popular traditions of Spain is the lottery.
Did you know that Almost every Spanish person plays lottery during the Christmas?
This special Christmas lottery goes by the name El gordo or the fat one.
Here comes the interesting part – Children sing the winning numbers of the lottery on live tv.
Relish delicious Spanish foods
One interesting tradition of Spain is that they try to eat 12 grapes before the twelve chimes of the bells during the welcoming of the New Year.
Spain is well-known for its Christmas delicacies which include the Crimbo meal, various types of seafood culinary delights, Serrano ham and prawn-based dishes. Some amazing desserts that you should try include the Roscon de Reyes and Almond Sweet Turron.
Portal de Belen – The local nativity scenes
Enjoy watching beautiful decorations? Then you should stroll around the many local councils, shops and even homes which showcase the beautiful Portal de Belen.
This is very similar to the nativity decorations found in other parts of the world wherein small models or figures are used to depict the birth of Jesus.
Popular Christmas markets in Spain you should visit
The hugely popular Fira de Santa Christmas market with its more than 250 stands and spell-binding traditions will be located on the Avinguda de la Cathedral, Barcelona.
This renowned Christmas market 2021 will open on 26th November and will go on till 23rd December 2021.
Make sure to buy some nice souvenirs or Christmas decorations for your home as there are many stalls out there!
Malaga is well-known for its array of Christmas markets that are found in different parts of the city.
This year the Christmas markets will open from 26th November and will go on till 5th January 2022.
Experience the best of shopping, traditions, mouth-watering culinary delights and beaches in Malaga with your loved ones during Christmas.
The alluring city of Bilbao offers a fantastic Christmas atmosphere to locals and tourists.
With its array of beautiful decorations, a selection of more than 40 stalls and a variety of Christmas products, you will be spoilt for choice.
Try to get some beautiful Basque & Craft products while you explore the Bilbao Christmas markets with your loved ones.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a Spain Visa and head over to Spain with your friends of family to experience the best of Christmas!