Port Vell Christmas Market

Local markets - Flea markets

The first Christmas Market in Port Vell arrives, and it does so strongly. This new Christmas market of 5000 m2, which will be located in front of the Columbus monument, will bring together a wide variety of stalls, a gastronomic area and activities for all audiences but especially for the little ones. The stalls, made of wood and decorated with garlands in the style of traditional markets, will offer Christmas decoration, food, crafts and gifts. There will also be a stage where a complete entertainment program will be developed, which will be the meeting point of the entities, associations and music schools of the Ciutat Vella district.

A 31-meter tree, a floating nativity scene, a classic carousel and a ferris wheel

During the celebration of the Christmas market, the space will be filled with light with a tree, a floating nativity scene, a classic carousel and a ferris wheel. With 31 meters high and fully illuminated with LED technology, the Christmas tree will be the largest seen in Catalonia. In addition, the facade of the headquarters of the Port of Barcelona will be illuminated every night with a show to the rhythm of the music. More than 100,000 LED lights will compose the Christmas lighting of Port Vell. A floating nativity scene, located on the sheet of water in front of the Rambla de Mar, will be the scene of a choreography to the rhythm of music and light, accompanied by traditional lutes. The floating nativity scene can be seen from any perspective.

La Fura dels Baus show on opening day

The Port Vell Christmas Market will open on December 5 in the afternoon with an act of lighting the lights. La Fura dels Baus will be in charge of the central show. Light, color and music will be the guiding thread of the market and this lighting of lights in which some of the differential elements of this market will also be known as the Christmas tree or the light show of the facade of the headquarters of the Port of Barcelona.

150 years of Port de Barcelona

The market coincides with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the modern port project in Barcelona. To celebrate it, the Port of Barcelona offers an extensive program of events aimed at all citizens.


  • From December 5 to 8, from December 13 to 15 and from December 20 to January 5: from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • From December 9 to 12 and from December 16 to 19: From 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • December 25: from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • January 1: closed

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