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Music
The Barcelona Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival

Barcelona International Jazz Festival

This is the oldest jazz festival in the country and in the autumn it makes Barcelona a paradise on earth for jazz lovers. 

Where
Various venues
When
October-December
Fairs

Christmas in Barcelona

The city is enjoying Christmas to the full, offering fairs and activities for the whole family. 

Where
All districts
When
27 November - 31 December
Children
Attractions at the Festival de la Infància i de la Joventut (Children and Young People's Festival)

Festival of Childhood and Youth

The Festival of Childhood and Youth is one of Barcelona's most important Christmas events. 

Where
Fira de Barcelona
When
December-January
Popular festivals
Trabucaires at the Festa Major de Sant Andreu

Festa Major de Sant Andreu

This old town, which was annexed to Barcelona in 1897, celebrates its traditional Festa Major, the main festival, in honour of its patron saint, Sant Andreu.

Where
Various venues
When
November-December
Sports
Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race

This is a round-the-world yacht race that starts on New Year's Eve and begins and ends in Barcelona. 

 

Where
Port of Barcelona
When
31 December
Fairs
Santa Llúcia Fair

Fira de Santa Llúcia

Founded in 1786, the city's oldest Christmas market is a must for both Barcelona residents and visitors to the city.

 

Where
Avinguda de la Catedral
When
December
Theatre and dance
The Sâlmon Festival at Mercat de les Flors

Sâlmon Festival

This innovative dance festival features a programme of artists with new ideas who are not afraid of going against current trends.

 

Where
Mercat de les Flors
When
November-December
Sports
The Nose Race

Cursa dels Nassos

Barcelona's last athletics event of the year, the “noses” fun run, was established in 1999 and is held on 31 December, the day of Sant Silvestre.

Where
Carrer de la Selva de Mar
When
31 December
Theatre and dance
The Winter Circus at the Ateneu Popular in Nou Barris.

Circ d’Hivern at the Ateneu Popular 9barris

Founded in 1996 in order to promote this performing art, the Winter Circus is an Ateneu Popular 9barris initiative.

 

Where
Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris
When
December