Even though it’s a very long weekend, Barcelona doesn’t stop and offers a broad array of cultural, leisure and traditional options.
Theatre: Christmas is drawing near, with its traditional family meals. Every Christmas season the Maldà offers Thornton Wilder’s classic El llarg dinar de Nadal (The Long Christmas Dinner). The play is on until 14 January.
Exhibitions: Now the summer and the beach is so far off, there’s no better time to get along to the Museu Blau and discover the undersea world with the exhibition ‘Oceans, The Last Wild Territory!’. Admission is free after 3 pm on Sundays.
Festivals: Don’t miss the final days of the Festa Major de Sant Andreu, a weekend of fire runs and flying sparks. There’ll be fireworks too, with the firework and music spectacular to round things off.
Fairs: Besides the Santa Llúcia and Sagrada Família fairs, other neighbourhoods are also holding traditional fairs such as the one under the canopy in Via Júlia. Nativity scenes, Christmas trees and Christmas cuisine over the weekend.
Kids: The Circ Històric Raluy is back at the Port Vell this Christmas. Jugglers, clowns, strongmen and much more at the Fortius show.
Music: There’s no let-up in the music on Thursday 7 as one of the most eagerly-awaited concerts of the year arrives: Depeche Mode will be offering their greatest hits at the Palau Sant Jordi. A great opportunity for a dose of nostalgia.
Sports: The reigning Euroleague champions, Istambul’s Fenerbahce, provide a tough test for Barça’s basketball team at the Palau Blaugrana. The match is on a public holiday, Friday 8, as from 9 pm.