Fun Christmas Activities for Kids in Barcelona 2020

Celebrating Christmas in Barcelona is a unique experience. For one thing, where else can get presents from the Catalan Christmas log, the tió de nadal? Obviously, Christmas events are run a little differently this year. I really think the city did their best to make the most of our little situation. Without further ado, here…

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Magical Christmas Activities in Barcelona 2020

Magical Christmas Activities in Barcelona 2020 Bon Nadal, Bones Festes! Want to get holiday mood, indulge yourself in the festivities, feel that special holiday magic that only comes once a year? Welcome to the magical Christmas activities in Barcelona! YES, I get it. Christmas this year is a little….different in 2020. Read on for magical Christmas…

How to Care For Your Caga Tió (Tió de Nadal, Catalan Christmas Log)

If you want presents on Christmas Eve, you’ve gotta do some work: Give your tió de nadal some tender lovin’ care. And if you’ve never heard of him… The tió de nadal is a log with a face on it. And he poops presents for Catalan children on Christmas Eve. So if you have a…

Barcelona’s Non-Traditional Nativity Scene: Yay or Nay?

My family and I arrived at Plaça Sant Jaume to check out an awesome annual Christmas tradition in Barcelona. That would be the city’s official pessebre vivent, or living Nativity scene. It’s usually an extensive and elaborate pastoral landscape framing a grand moment in history — the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago. We were looking forward to…

City of Lights

Barcelona at night is glistening right now. With all its holiday lights illuminating the streets, the city was beckoning us to come out and enjoy the Christmas glory. We intentionally left at late afternoon and waited for dusk to set in to see them turn on. And as soon as it hit 6pm, the city…

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