this the coming of christmas endless lights come on every year and it’s some kind of universal competition to see who does it better decor your space is better. There are municipalities that have succeeded in gaining an indispensable reputation by dedicating their energy, love and originality to this. They achieved this with their beauty, but also with their offerings and traditions. We review the most valuable ones in Catalonia.
Igualada and Christmas fair
Igualada’s old town is full of magic. traditional Christmas Fair (December 6 to 18). can be found artisan productsChristmas gifts, nativity scenes, christmas decorations, kids activities and said by christmas songsas well as other offers.
The Town Hall and Pío XII squares and Santa Maria de Igualada street once again host the Christmas Fair, a popular traditional festival to celebrate these dates, organized by the neighborhood association of Fira Igualada and Font Vella.
During the days of celebration, visitors can wander through the craft stalls and Christmas decorations, as well as participate in all sorts of activities for adults and children: attending theater and music performances, dammit. uncle and be part of games and circuits, among other offers.
Distribution of Caldes de Montbui and broth
this Christmas Fair and Craft Market de Caldes de Montbui starts soon (December 2 to 11). Lots of Christmas and handmade items are on display. Will be broth tasting and various activities and animations.
Caldes de Montbui is a town located in the middle of the Vallès Oriental, 30 kilometers from Barcelona, and revolving around thermal waters since ancient times. to have the privilege of being The first thermal town in Catalonia and to have The best preserved Roman baths on the peninsula. This attraction is complemented by other incentives that make the thermal town a very important center of tourism, culture, sports and nature.
Traditional Christmas Fair and Handicraft Market are waiting for you. Thousands of visitors fascinated by the singularities of the calderina celebrationamong them broth distribution (Cooked with thermal water and firewood in the largest giant pot in Catalonia1.5 meters in diameter and 1,600 liters capacity) and children’s activities such as Christmas workshops, shit uncleentertainment shows and Christmas carols.
The fair brings together a wide variety of Christmas products and motifs, as well as crafts of all kinds. The town’s different entities and businesses are also involved. In addition, a number of activities are programmed to enjoy with the whole family; everyone will be able to experience the traditional Christmas atmosphere.
Its good geographical location, mild and benign climate and gushing waters at 76ºC (one of the highest temperatures in Europe) have shaped the history and life of this town of over 18,000 inhabitants.
If we pass through the iconic streets of the old city, we can explore the Roman baths, the symbolic fountain of the Lion, the laundries that collect thermal water, the historical and thermal route where the waters are still pouring. today she goes to the laundry, to the church of Santa Maria and to the spas.
Sant Guim de la Plana and live nativity scene
this The Living Nativity Scene of San Guim de la Plana Passing through all the streets and squares of this small medieval town (in the province of Lleida), bringing a good bit of traditional trade to life disappeared today.
The gate to the 12th-century castle of Sant Guim de la Plana is the starting point for the lively nativity scene of this small town in La Segarra.
from pasture up to blacksmithpassing through botero, coachman or stickmanoffers manger About thirty scenes ending with the birth of Jesus. Shows are taking place afternoons from the weekend before Christmas to the weekend after Three Kings’ Day.
Espinelves and fir market
At the beginning of December, the charming town of Espinelves (in the state of Girona) fir market. The town’s steep streets are filled with stalls where you can buy all kinds of Christmas items and, of course, fir trees.
Espinelves kicks off the Christmas celebrations with the already traditional Fir Fair. all kinds of christmas items.
You can buy various fir varieties, especially Masjoanis and Picea Excelsa, as well as Espinelves market. Food products, craft Y ornamental items Other craft items for the Christmas tree and also for the nativity scene and holidays. They also organize Parallel activitiesWhat exhibitions, street theater, childish games, pasakaglia and one arts and crafts show.
In addition to all this, with the encouragement of the environment in which the fair is held: Espinelves, an authentic manger townSurrounded by the fields and lush forests of Montseny, with its well-kept houses and streets and chimneys smoking with the smell of firewood. An authentic Christmas experience in the heart of Catalonia.
Bagà and the “fia-faia” festival
An hour and a half away from the city of Barcelona and still in its own province, Bagà is on Christmas dates “fia-faia” consists of: light some torchescalls fairiesburning Christmas Eve from the traditional “Toque de Oracion”.
Before starting the general burning, a bonfire is lit on the mountain, where the sun sets, and from there The fire is carried into the city by a group of Falleros on a colorful night landing.. When the carriers arrive, they disperse the fire to the others. make a mistake. The burning is accompanied by very short songs.
When the lanterns are too short, make a bonfire with the remainsA circle of dance and play is formed around them, often over which young people jump. Bagà festival has something amazing about it. about two hundred torches in the portico square.
Olot and the Cradle Example
Olot from Puente de la Purísima, traditional christmas market stallsfilled with magnificence with handcrafted manger figures. The capital city of La Garrotxa stands out for the prestige that the crib enjoyed long ago, so much so that during the month of December – until the beginning of January – Cradle Example.
This is the Christmas fair, which Decorate the streets of the historic center of Olot for Christmasat the same time with various marketsmarket among them craft with a great selection of handmade natural and quality products, the mangers market, the Km 0 market and the Christmas market.
Besides all these Christmas markets, this year you will also find various family events, Cielo de Navidad participatory installation, mini-concerts by local choirs, a parade. Uncle Geganto and a family concert from Xiula!
Calaf and “Els Pastorets”
Calaf celebrates the arrival of Christmas with a representation of a Catalan culture classic. Els Pastorets. Many players and a good technical team stage this game. It has been represented since 1925..
The game has been played since 1925 and during the Christmas holidays. Els Pastorets of the Josep Maria Folch and Torresin the footsteps of an uninterrupted tradition handed down from generation to generation. On 300 m2 stage in townhouse and over a hundred playersThis performance is one of the most anticipated events of the year.
about A work with a universal and timeless theme. the struggle between good and evil. A children’s version is also staged.
version kalaf of the Els Pastorets It is one of the most prized for its fidelity to the text and the marvel of its production. One notable aspect is establishment in the representationsing glassessemi-improvised couplets that ironically interpret current events.
Performances scheduled for this Christmas are December 25 (at 7:00 pm) and January 6, 8, 15 and 22 (at 17:30).
Vilafranca del Penedès and the Rooster Fair
The Rooster Fair, held in the town of Vilafranca del Penedès in the Lower Penedès region, traditional christmas market Celebrated since the Middle Ages and where poultry are heroes. An ideal opportunity to buy and taste celebrities penedes roosterIt is a domestic poultry variety that is highly appreciated in the kitchen for its meat.
Besides poultry, gastronomy and wines are also an important part of this Christmas fair; a great poultry cooking exhibit that presents everything from the most homemade recipes to the most innovative, DO Penedès winesHow could it be otherwise?
If you come, you will also find cultural and festive events that complement the program of the organized Rooster Fair. the weekend before christmas (December 17 and 18 this year).
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