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…
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.