Today – 7 Fun Things to Do During the Christmas Period in Spain
Have you chosen Spain as your preferred destination this festive season? Then you are in for a treat.
Spain is one of the few countries where Christmas seasons are enthralling, even though they occur in winter. No matter which city you visit, the weather is always pleasant and there are exciting things to do.
Not to mention that Spain has attractions and activities for any budget and taste. With that said, here are some of the most pleasurable activities to undertake at Christmas in Spain:
Fun Things to Do During the Christmas Period in Spain
Hit the Snow or Ice
There’s no finer feeling than gliding over ice (or snow), wrapped up and all. Whatever your skill level, ice-skating or snowboarding in Spain should be top of your bucket list. There are so many magnificent ice-rinks and ski trails, which gives you a myriad of options to choose from.
Out of the 30-plus Ski resorts in Spain, the most popular is Formigal. It’s also the biggest. Whether you’re a professional or merely a beginner, you’ll feel comfortable there. And the scenery is to die for.
Visit a Christmas Market
December in Spain sees numerous Christmas markets opened around the country. The markets are fantastic places for buying gifts, souvenirs, as well as holiday shopping.
You can also get to purchase local sweets, nativity scene figurines, and Christmas decorations. Mind you, winter shopping in Spain is incredibly profitable, thanks to countless discounts and offers. During this period, branded equipment and items can get cheaper even by 90%.
Take a Food Tour
If you’re a gourmet or a foodie, you’ll love Spain at Christmas time. This country’s famous authentic cuisine is one of the main reasons why visitors throng its cities every festive season.
The best part is that you have a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to gastro routes. It all depends on your culinary preferences.
Some of the finest tastes you can try in Spain include paella, ham, fresh seafoods, mutton, lamb, cheeses, and wines. When it comes to food tours, some of the best to attend are:
- Tapas and wine walking tour (Barcelona)
- Tapas half-day tour (Barcelona)
- Ham and wine tasting tour (Madrid)
Visit a Thermal Spa
In Spain, thermal springs are everywhere; along the coast, in the mountains and even the forests.
You can opt for a health resort or go for one of the hot springs in the bush. Whatever choice you make; you’ll definitely not regret it.
What’s more, Spain has wine spas and others with healing waters. Many believe that these spots can help in healing and preventing various diseases. The main treatments in these spas are scrubbing, bathing, and wrapping.
Attend the Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad
Consider this: you visit Spain this Christmas and leave with tons of cash. Wouldn’t that be delightful?
Also known as the Spanish Christmas Lottery, the Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad is an annual event in Spain that you don’t want to miss. It’s simply an opportunity to make and share money with family and friends while on holiday. And you can bet its super fun too.
- Revisit History
According to UNESCO, Spain, along with China and Italy, has the most world heritage sites (UNESCO). And the festive season is the most ideal time for trips and excursions to some of the country’s historical sites and cities.
Lovers of museums and cultural life will enjoy visiting Barcelona to experience Catalan modernism or Madrid to see the famous Prado gallery. For the best flamenco you’ve ever seen, visit Seville.
Other famous tourist cities you can pass through include Granada, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Malaga and Valencia.
- Sing Some Carols
If you fancy singing your heart out during Christmas, Spain is the most Christmassy place to do it. Many tourist spots like the Prado Museum hold carol concerts mostly on December 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th. And the tickets start selling on December 11th.
Get yours to experience your most fun Christmas carol singing session.
Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of Spain this Christmas so many fun hings to Do During the Christmas Period in Spain
Considering that Christmas officially kicks off on December 8th, you have an opportunity to explore every fun thing Spain has to offer. So don’t waste your days by passing time in a hotel room.
Get out there and create moments you’ll cherish your whole life. Merry Christmas!
Fun Things to Do During the Christmas Period in Spain is a feature post – you might also like my post on cool things to do in Marbella