Our First Christmas In Barcelona: Christmas Markets! (VIDEO)
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Happy December, friends!
Hope that this holiday season finds each of you well, and snuggled up somewhere this weekend with a nice crackling fire or a warm mug of hot cocoa with some twinkly lights nearby. ✨
Here in Barcelona, the Christmas season is already in full swing, and the city is abuzz with all sorts of fun and quirky Spanish and Catalan traditions everywhere we turn. Like, truly. From the cool way they do Christmas lights here (which would make Clark Griswold proud), to some brand-new-to-us traditional Christmas foods (yum), to the extra holidays they celebrate after the 25th to keep the festivities rollin’ (St. Stephen’s Day and Epiphany), to the infamous Caganers and Caga Tío (oh my goodness, who knew that Christmas could involve so much pooping?!)…this season is so much fun here in Barcelona, and it’s making us fall crazy in love with this city even more.
So! We thought that it would be fun to bring you along with us for our first Christmas here in Barcelona. So today, we’re kicking off a short series of videos to show you a new tradition each week or so. Beginning today with…
…Christmas markets!! ?? ?? ? ?
Turns out that Christmas markets are a Very Big Deal here in Barcelona each year. And this past weekend, they magically popped up all over town and having been buzzing 24/7 with locals and tourists ever since. The largest market in town happens to be just down the street from our flat, so we thought we’d bring you with us as we walk down to check it out (and then come home with a very special treasure in tow).
Hope you enjoy, and stay tuned soon for another very merry video to come!