The Best Things to Do in Barcelona this December

Tuesday 22 November 2016

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The year is not over, and the always surprising and cosmopolitan Barcelona still has plenty of activities to offer. Concerts, fairs, festivals, exhibitions … in order to not miss any of them, Stemaki proposes the most interesting plans to enjoy the city of Barcelona during the month of December.

Discover the best things to do in Barcelona this December!

FAIRS AND MARKETS

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 Saturday DEC 3, Sunday DEC 4: If you did not
like Christmas, you’ll change your mind with
Oso WinterFest 
If your Christmas has never been magical, this December, take a walk in the Oso WinterFest , where live music, street food and the local designers market, among others, will be the protagonists. Location: Monasteri de Sant Miquel (Poble Espanyol), Passeig de les Cascades, Barcelona. Time: 4pm to midnight. Price: Saturday DEC 3: 12€, Sunday DEC 4: 12€

Saturday DEC 3: You will find everything you
can imagine in La Puça del Clot 
Flea and Garage join forces to create La Puça del Clot. In addition to being a second-hand market where you will find vintage items, collectibles, antiques and furniture, in La Puça del Clot, you can also enjoy live music, street food and recycling workshops.Location: Carrer dels Escultores Claperos, s/n, Barcelona. Time: 10am to 8pm. Free entrance

Saturday DEC 10 and Sunday DEC 11: Local
brands arrive at Estació-Disseny 
The second edition of the market arrives, betting on the design and the local firms. If you like fashion, design, gastronomy, vegetables and food trucks do not hesitate to take a look.Location: Barcelona-Estació de França: Avinguda del Marquès de l’Argentera, Barcelona. Time: From 11am to 9pm. Free entrance

Sunday DEC 11: Take a walk in El Flea, one of
the most popular markets in Barcelona 
Flea has become one of the most successful second-hand markets in the city. If you are looking for clothes, books, records and fashion accessories, this is your place.Location: Plaça de Blanquerna,  Barcelona. Time: 10h a 20h. Free entrance

Sunday DEC18: Because to buy and sell in not everything, here it comes the 2nd Trocanadal Exchange Market 
An original market where you can exchange gifts to enjoy Christmas without the need to buy and where the most important are the bonds of solidarity and cooperation in the Poble Sec neighborhood. Location: Centre Cívic El Sortidor, Pl. Sortidor 12, Barcelona. Time: 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Free entrance

From NOV 27 – To DEC 23: Christmas fans are waiting like crazy for: La Fira de Santa Llúcia
What a great classic for all the Christmas lovers. Christmas trees, figures for the manger and all kind of Christmas decoration meet as every year on the Cathedral Avenue to enjoy this mythical fair that this year celebrates its 300th edition (1786-2016). Location: Avinguda de la Catedral, Barcelona. Time: Monday to Friday from 10:30am to 8:30pm, Holidays: from 10:30am to 9:30 pm. Free entrance

EXHIBITIONS

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From OCT 23 to DEC 15: Get a different point of view
with the photographs of the refugees 
In order to reflect on the refugee crisis, the Centre de Fotografia i Mitjans Documentals offers a photographic exhibition about the refugee’s camp life, made by the refugees themselves. The sample is a small reflection of life in four refugee camps located in France, Germany, Greece and Lebanon. Location: Associació CED Barcelona: Centre de Fotografia i Mitjans Documentals; Fontrodona 31, Barcelona. Free entrance

From November 4 to March 19: Compare your vision of the 80 with that of “Hard gelatin.
Hidden Stories of the 80s” 
For all those who are around the 30 years old, this is a sample centered in the period between 1977 and 1992, with the aim of offering a totally alternative look to the official story of the 80s through innovative points of view.Location: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona: Pl. Àngels 1, Barcelona. Time: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 7:30pm, Saturdays: from 10am to 9pm. Sundays and holidays: from 10am to 3:00pm, Tuesday (non festive) : closed. Price: 10€

From SEP 29 to DEC 18: Art and sport, a prolific link 
This photographic exhibition shows the finalists and winning works of the Art sobre Paper awards last edition, awarded by the Barcelona Olympic Foundation, where sport is the central axis of artistic works. Location: Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch de Barcelona: Av. Estadi, 60 Barcelona. 

From SEP 20 to JAN 8: Let yourself be taken to
a land of dreams … 
Cristina García Rodero presents her photographic collection “Tierra de sueños”, which shows the uniqueness of the rural world of India, giving voice to the women of rural communities of Anantapur. Location: CaixaForum Centre Social i Cultural: Av. Francesc Ferrer Guàrdia 6, Barcelona Time: From Monday to Sunday and holidays from 10am to 8:00pm. Price: Free admission

CONCERTS

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Thursday DEC 1: Go crazy with the electro swing of Caravan Palace 
These Parisians who define themselves as cyberpunks anchored in the happy twenties, celebrate their last tour concert in our house. Get ready to dance and go crazy with his contagious electro swing.Location: Sala 1 Razzmatazz: Carrer de Pamplona, 88 Barcelona. Time: 9:00pm. Price: Anticipated 22€ + distribution, Box Office 27€

Friday, DEC 2: The Jazz festival brings us jewels like La Locomotora Negra 
Because of the Jazz Festival of Barcelona, La Locomotora Negra returns in this forty-eighth edition with another flaming repertoire of 100% swing , where they will evoke the music of figures like (King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong). Location: Palau de la Música Catalana, Palau de la Música, 2 Barcelona. Time: 9:00 p.m. Price: General admission: 15€ to 52€ (+ management fees). 

Wednesday, DEC 7: You don’t know Crystal Fighters yet
El Cruïlla de Tardor arrives with the aim of transferring the atmosphere of the summer festival to different clubs of the city, this time it does it in the Sant Jordi Club with the energetic Crystal Fighters, who are ready to impress once again with its electro- Indie.Location: Sant Jordi Club Pg. Olímpic 5-7 (Annex Palau Sant Jordi) Barcelona. Time: 9:30 pm. Price: 35€

Wednesday, DEC 7: If you like Hard Rock better, enjoy the Australians Airbourne 
After the great success of “Black Dog Barking”, the Australian hard rock kings stops in Barcelona to present new album. A band that has Angus Young, leader of AC / DC as a confessed admirer, can be very worthwhile!Location: Razzmatazz, sala 1 Pamplona, 88 Barcelona. Time: 7:00 pm. Price: In advance: 24 € + distribution costs. Box office: 29€

Friday DEC9: Discover the American rock with Clutch + Valient Thorr + RSS 
The American rock band Clutch lands in the Sala Apolo to present their ‘Psychic Warfare World Tour 2016’.The band from Maryland that already have 10 studio albums, come to kill it on stage.Location: Club Sala Apolo, Nou de la Rambla 113, Barcelona. Time: 7:00 pm. Price: General admission: 30€ Advance: 25€ + management fees. 

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Saturday December 10: Crystal Castles,
have a similar name, but have nothing to do
with Crystal Fighters 
The band from Toronto Crystal Castles,  come to give us a good dose of electronic music. Since its beginnings in 2003, they’ve been conquering the stages of all over the world. Hopefully with the new vocalist Edith Frances, the band has the same success.Location: Club Sala Apolo, Nou de la Rambla 113, Barcelona.Time: 10:00 p.m. Price: General: 30€ Advance: 25€ + Management fee. 

Saturday DEC 17: Dance until you can’t feel your feet with Waze & Odyssey 
Does the song ‘I want you you you’ sounds familiar to you? If not, it’s because you don’t go out, or at least not enough. This great hit from the Waze & Odyssey will sound, along with its entire unbeatable electronic repertoire in The Loft, where the party is more than assured. Location: The Loft: Almogàvers 122, Pamplona 88 Barcelona. Time: 1:00 am. Price 13€ in advance

Wednesday DEC 21: If you want a night of
gospel and goose bumps, do not miss the
Black Heritage Choir 
A great date for gospel lovers, and especially for Aretha Franklin fans, to whom the North American choir Black Heritage Choir will make a brilliant tribute, reviving their great hymns in addition to playing Songs of Faith, the record that Aretha recorded in his father’s Church when she was just  14 years old. Location: Palau de la Música Catalana, carrer Palau de la Música 2, Barcelona. Time: 9:00 pm. Price: General admission: 18€ (+ management fees). 

Wednesday DEC 21: Reggae on a Wednesday night?  Why not? The Mellow Mood will bring
it from Italy 
Caníbal Sound System presents Mellow Mood, the Italian reggae band that debuted in 2009 with their first album “Move!” And since then it has not stopped growing at all levels. If you like good reggae you can’t miss this show.Location: Club Sala Apolo, Nou de la Rambla 113, Barcelona. Time: 9:30 pm. Price: General admission of: 18 € Advance: 15 €

From OCT 28 to DEC 23: La Sala Continental
brings us the best of Indie music with the Cicle Indie Bcn. 
During the months of October, November and December the Indie BCN Scene takes place, a series of seasonal concerts, promoted by La Sala Continental. It is, without a doubt, a good opportunity to meet bands from the independent scene. Next December 23 is the turn of Les Sueques + Pacific.Location: La Continental, Carrer de la Providència, 30-32, Barcelona. Price: 6€ Acquire directly at the box office. 

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