Our First Christmas In Barcelona: Christmas Lights!

Hey friends!  We’re back today with the second video in our series about Christmas in Barcelona, and today’s subject is near and dear to my exterior-illumination-loving heart…

…Christmas lights!

For weeks and weeks, Barclay and I watched during the daytime as thousands of lights were strung across all of the streets here in Barcelona in preparation for the holidays.  Then finally, on Thanksgiving night at 6pm, the entire city suddenly flickered on.  And it has felt absolutely magical here each night ever since. ✨✨✨

Truly.  From the grandest of ramblas, to the tiniest hidden back alleys, literally every street here in the city center is aglow with some sort of twinkly lights strung above.  And the best part is that every single street is also different!  From Gatsby-style white string lights, to all sorts of creative shapes and phrases, to lights that flicker to music, to art installations with cool people and stories behind them, to nativities and Christmas trees and decorated street lights galore, the sheer scope and creativity of the Christmas lights game here in Barcelona is unbelievable.  And I can’t get enough of it all.

So today, we thought we’d bring you along with us for a night of light-hunting around the city center.  These brief glimpses hardly do the city justice, but just imagine all of this times — oh, a thousand — and you can get a sense of this magical season here.  Hope you enjoy.  💛

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow along with this series.  And definitely stay tuned next week, because we have a new video coming your way, devoted entirely to the “pooper” of presents for all of the children in Catalonia — the illustrious Christmas log — Caga Tió.

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17 comments on “Our First Christmas In Barcelona: Christmas Lights!”

  1. Thank you for sharing! How magical….and I love that the pups were included! Merry Christmas:)

  2. I can’t tell you how happy I am that you guys are making these videos! Thank you for bringing us along on this adventure with you. It’s so fun to see the city through your eyes.

  3. I’m really enjoying your video’s you guys are posting. I feel like I can experience a little bit of Barcelona with a click of a button. Also, the scarfs on the dogs were perfection!

  4. Love this!! Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your magical home!

  5. Your pups are so adorable!

  6. I LOVE LOVE your videos and learning all about Barcelona! Love the scarves on your fur babies!
    So sweet! Happy Holidays!

  7. When do we get some recipes from the area food?

  8. Love this video! Barcelona is my favourite city and I LOVE Christmas! Thanks for sharing (wish I was there!)

  9. Thank you for sharing, Ali. This was so beautiful that I cried a little! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  10. Love this and love your blog
    I live in South Africa and it’s summer here
    Looks freezing there
    Love your doggies

  11. These videos have been SO fun! Keep them coming! Also, your dogs are the cutest. :)

  12. Just about spit out my coffee LOL-ing at the “I’m a light hunter! Rawr.” 🤣 This video was so awesome.

  13. Love it! BOTH of your dogs, are ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! The little Yorkie reminds me so much of our Yorkie, Cricket. We had Cricket for 12 wonderful years until it was time for Cricket to cross the bridge. Wonderful video. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Beth

  14. Ahhhh so special it made me tear up a little. I so love Christmas and love seeing what you guys are sharing with us. xoxo

  15. How I love your “working for us” field trips!! My sweet hubs of 43 years & I are so enjoying them immensely😍Thanks for sharing them with us😉I secretly am a bright & multi color light freak also❤️❤️❤️

  16. thats so pretty! I spent a summer in Barcelona for an internship. So glad I could see it during the winter through your video!