Christmas in Calella

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Christmas in Calella

The first cold weather invites you to wrap up warm and walk around the city. The smell of burning wood from the fireplaces, the first balconies adorned with enchanting lights... The soft aromas of soups, stews, honey and rosemary fill the streets of this vibrant city, and little by little, everywhere we can breathe the Christmas spirit. December comes and Christmas is already here!

The city of Calella, rich in tradition and culture, is prepared to shine out and welcome the warmth of Christmas: traditional fairs, Nativity scenes, Christmas carols and festive events for the whole family.

It all begins with the lighting of the city Christmas lights. Luminous arches and magical colours splendidly deck out the streets and buildings for the festive season. The enchanting store windows are a sight to behold and invite us to stop and look at every detail: craft decorations, toys, sweets, cold meat, wines, nougat... The town centre is the ideal place for shopping, with hundreds of stores of all kinds and for all ages. There are also live music performances and children's favourite cartoon characters walking through the Calella main commercial street. Don’t miss the chance to take a picture with Santa Mickey!

If you prefer to enjoy a traditional fair, in the Church square we celebrate our Christmas Market. It is the perfect place to get your tree, figures for the nativity scene and all Christmas tree decorations. Don’t forget to make a tasting of the region’s gastronomy, with nougat, waffles, sweets, nuts and home-made products.

The days before Christmas, neighbours and families represent a live Nativity Scene in the old parts of Calella, a beautiful and ancient tradition. The afternoon of December 24 is a very long-awaited moment for the children, with the "cagatió", a popular Catalan Christmas children’s activity consisting of hitting the Tió de Nadal (a wooden trunk) with a cane. Not forgetting the most magical night of the year, with the arrival of the Three Kings from Orient. It’s a great moment of illusion and joy that fills the streets with music, parade floats and gifts and brings a twinkle to the eyes of both young and old.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting magic of Christmas in Calella!

NOT TO BE MISSED…

  • Lighting of the City Christmas lights. 
  • VI Christmas Market.
  • Jam Session for Christmas.
  • Inauguration of the Nativity Scene.
  • Flying Paper Lanterns at the beach.
  • Representation of a live Nativity Scene in the old parts of Calella.
  • “Cagatió” (popular Catalan Christmas children’s activity).
  • 21st Christmas swim in the sea. 
  • Parade of the Nose Man “Home dels Nassos” (traditional Catalan character).
  • The great parade of the Three Kings from Orient.

Check the programme at the Agenda for December & Christmas 2017

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • Dates: From December 1 to January 18
  • Place: Different places around Calella
  • Opening hours: Check the programme
  • Prices: Check programme for pricing

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