The Christmas season is a magical time, one full of activities for children to enjoy to the maximum. The lights, the Christmas carolers, the energy in the city, the presents to come, the upcoming winter vacation…. When you’re a kid, what’s not to love about this time of year? Besides the naturally beautiful and enchanting aspects of the holiday season, there are a wide variety of fun Christmas activities that are geared towards children in Barcelona. Today in this article from ShBarcelona we’ll be talking about Christmas-related activities to do with kids in the Ciudad Condal.
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Enjoy Christmas in Barcelona with your kids
The offering of activities in Barcelona is always varied and diverse, but once the holidays come to the city these increase even more. There are the Christmas markets that take place in Barcelona and other parts of the province, such as the classic Christmas market in Santa Llúcia in the city’s cathedral plaza, as well as the Sagrada Familia market that takes place at the feet of Gaudí’s famous basilica. From these markets to the number of other must-see events, there is no limit to the holiday fun in the city. You can also try out a number of movies and special theater productions in December; this year all the theaters in Spain will be showing the movie The Grinch, returning to screens for yet another version, and the highly-anticipated Return of Mary Poppins with Emily Blunt as the lovely protagonist. You can also see the sequel to Wreck It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet. You can view movie showtimes and locations here.
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If you prefer theater to movies, there are also a number of children’s shows that especially the youngest children will love. From December 6 to January 6 you can enjoy the Christmas classic in Catalan, The Little Prince: The Musical. You can see it at the Barts auditorium on calle La Perla, 29 in Barcelona. You can also take your children to see Magia Kids at Teatreneu until January 26. Gisela y el Libro Mágico is another alternative, with their famous specialization in Disney and musical songs. The show takes place at Teatre Apolo from December 15 to January 13. Another enticing activity this Christmas is Caminando entre Dinosaurios, a production showing at Palau Sant Jordi from November 29 to December 2. You can view the full theater listing here.
For a simple but equally fun option, consider getting a special treat at a chocolate shop in Barcelona. We’re talking about La Nena, a chocolate shop located at calle Ramón y Cajal, 36 in the Gracia neighborhood. Here you can enjoy delicious classic chocolates, swiss chocolate with nata, ladyfingers and homemade cakes. Overall, highly recommended. If you’re more traditional, you can go with your little ones to the plaza Sant Jaume to see the giant Nativity scene that is set up there each year.
What other activities do you suggest to do with kids around Christmas in Barcelona?
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