Events and Activities Happening in Barcelona: December, 2016

Barcelona’s event calendar is always full, adding to the city’s charm. Although not the best time of the year for outdoor activities, Barcelona’s weather remains more or less mild throughout the winter, providing an enjoyable atmosphere for live music events or food trucks. From special Christmas markets to concerts and expositions at the museum, there’s so much to do and too few days before we say goodbye to 2016!

Here are a few great events and activities going on in Barcelona during December:


There’s always a ton of concerts in the city, so explore a bit online to find an event that suits you best. Visit the new pop up club or head over to one of the city’s famous nightclubs. Just remember that Barcelona locals don’t arrive to the club until around 1:30 or 2 am! If you’re into Jazz, you’re also in luck as each December Barcelona plays host to the International Jazz Festival hosted by Voll-Damm.

Hivernacle Pop Up Club
Poble Espanyol
December 7 (night edition) & December 18 (day edition)
Night: 8 pm-4 am & Day: 3 pm-10 pm
Tickets: Night edition – €26.50 (online) and €30 (box office) & Day edition – €16.50 (online)

Crystal Castles
Sala Apolo
December 10
Opener at 9 pm, headliner at 10 pm
Tickets: €27.50 (online), €30 (box office)

Paco Osuna
Club4 at City Hall
December 31
Tickets: €32 (online)

48th Annual Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival
Various locations and dates throughout Barcelona
Tickets: €12 to €180 (online)


Barcelona International Art Fair December 16-17
pc: Barcelona International Art Fair

World Press Photo Exhibition 2016

Centre Cultura Contemporània Barcelona (CCCB)
November 10-December 11
11 am-8 pm, closed on Mondays
Tickets: Adult €6, students, seniors and those under age 25 are €4

Barcelona International Art Fair
Museu Marítim de Barcelona
December 16-17
11 am-6 pm
Tickets: Friday €11.50, Saturday free


There’s an increasing trend of outdoor markets popping up throughout Barcelona these days and the month of December is no different. There are special holiday editions such as the All Those Food Market Navidad and Market de Nadal for all of your street food and vintage shopping needs. Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Stop over at CRIM’s local design and handmade market or Estació Disseny for artesian beer, vermut and music along with fashion, art and design pieces for sale.

Barcelona market
Caravan Made food truck makes a great pulled pork sandwich.

Market De Nadal
Fàbrica Lehmann
December 17
11 am-8 pm

Estació Disseny & Two Market
França Railway Station
December 10-11
11 am-9 pm

All Those Food Market Navidad
Universitat de Barcelona
December 10-11
11 am-8 pm

Eat Street Nadalenc
Calle Ferran Turné, 11, 08027 Barcelona, Spain
December 17
12 pm-11 pm

CRIM Market: Mercado de diseño local y hecho a mano
Calle Blesa 27, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
December 8
11 am-9 pm

Have fun this December and if you visit one of the events, don’t forget to leave a comment below and let me know how it went!


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