5 original Christmas markets

Would you like to surprise somebody this Christmas with an original gift but don't know where to find it? Well, you're in luck! Over this weekend and the next, there are quite a few markets being held in the regions of Barcelona that are well worth discovering. At these arts and crafts, antiques and books fairs you can purchase those small gifts that will surprise even the most hard-to-please family members and friends!

1. Sitges Christmas Festival

If you like products made using patchwork and scrap techniques, don't miss the market installed this weekend on La Fragata Beach in Sitges. It's the Sitges Christmas Festival, a pioneering fair in Spain where you can find all sorts of Christmas-themed products, ranging from the most minimalist style to the fanciest country look.

2. Can Alemany Christmas Market in Santa Margarida de Montbui

You've still got time to visit the Can Alemany Christmas Market, where you can enjoy an authentic Christmas atmosphere in a 16th century Catalan farmhouse. In this magical setting you'll find all sorts of original artisanal products, such as hand-painted mugs, floral ornaments, knitted garlands, blankets, cushions, needle-felted dolls, children's clothes... and you can sip on some mulled wine as you explore them! See you in Santa Margarida de Montbui

3. Mercantic in Sant Cugat

Are you a fan of vintage items? Well, make sure you don't miss the Mercantic! The narrow lanes adjacent to the furnaces of the old ceramics factory are shut off to traffic and stalls are set up selling books, records, vintage clothing, collectibles, curiosities and all sorts of surprising objects from different periods. What's more, many of the stallholders have worked hard together to imbue the festival with the magic of Christmas, so a great atmosphere is guaranteed.

4. Christmas Book Market in Barcelona

The Christmas Book Market, one of the most important literary events in Catalonia, returns December. On this occasion, over 100 authors will be presenting their books, and you can get your copies signed and dedicated if you wish. 

5. All Those Food Market

All Those Food Market! The leading festival for gastronomic entrepreneurs and a must-visit event to get you in the Christmas spirit. An exciting mix of street food, artisanal and local products, wines and beers made by small producers, cooking workshops, live music and all sorts of activities for the kids.

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