The inauguration ceremony and party of the lighting of Barcelona's Christmas lights will be held this year in Passeig de Gràcia, to commemorate the 200 years of life of one of the most famous avenues in Barcelona. The opening show, which is titled Astronòmica, combines circus, music, dance, light and video projections. Created by the company Obskené, it pays tribute to the astronomer Assumpció Català. The event, as usual, is free and open access.

Inauguration Day: November 23, 2023.
Show start time: 6:00 p.m.

Lighted avenues and streets

This year, like last year, Plaça Catalunya, Gran Via, Calle Aragó, Ronda Sant Per, Via Laietana, Plaça Urquinaona, Balmes and Avinguda Paral·lel will be lit up, and a stretch between the street de Balmes, Ronda de Sant Pere, Calle de Aragó and Gran Via. Neighborhood streets distributed by neighborhoods such as Trinitat Vella, Gràcia, Eixample, Nou Barris, Horta-Guinardó, Sant Andreu or El Carmel, among others, will also have Christmas lights. As a novelty this year, the Passeig de Sant Joan will be lit up for the first time between Avenida de Vilanova and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes.

Christmas lights switch-on schedule in 2023 / 2024

The Christmas lights will be turned on on November 23 and turned off on January 6. For savings reasons, the switch-off time is one hour ahead of last year, except for the most important days of Christmas:

  • From Sunday to Thursday: from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays: from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • December 31 and January 5: from 5:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • November 23: from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.
Free event
Zip code
Eixample Dreta
Inauguration: Passeig de Gràcia

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