The Santa Llúcia Fair, is not only the oldest and most popular Christmas fair in Catalonia, it is also the most visited in Barcelona. It can be found in the Pla de la Seu, in Avinguda de la Cathedral.
This year sees the 231st anniversary of the fair, and it will be open to the public until 23rd December, with 287 stalls offering a wide array of traditional yuletide ware. This year there will be 123 stalls selling nativity scenes and figures, 96 selling trees, moss and other grasses, 64 selling craft, and four dedicated to traditional friction drums and musical toys.
For this edition of the fair, several parallel activities have been organised, such as the Tió Gegant de la Fira de Santa Llúcia (a giant Yule log that is the centre of Christmas festivities for the very youngest), and the parade of the traditional Christmas Carassa of Barcelona (a figure that walks around the city distributing sweets from its mouth. And this year celebrates the 24th edition of Christmas Traditions and Customs in Catalonia, when the Firaire d’Honor prize will be awarded to the stallholder of Honour.