Christmas is a time for gifts and, as it could not be otherwise, the streets and shops of cities are filled with people in search of treasures. Girona is no exception: under the lights and the Christmas atmosphere, people from many places gather in the city to find and buy Christmas gifts. Even once past, the famous January sales are a call to return to the city and take advantage of the deals and reductions of the moment.
And in fact, when Christmas arrives it is an opportunity to visit the city and to go Christmas shopping. This holiday is experienced in a very intense way in Girona: the streets are decorated for the occasion, the lights shine in the cold evenings, the shops look Christmassy and there are many things to do in the city: go for a walk, go shopping, have a hot chocolate with churros or experience the Three Wise Men Parade.
Girona has a great variety of shops of all kinds: from small shops to department stores. If you go to the centre, you can stroll through the streets of the city while you are looking for gifts. Santa Clara, La Rambla, Carretera Barcelona, Carrer Nou and Carrer Joan Maragall and its surroundings are the main places where you can find a large concentration of shops selling clothes, accessories, jewellery, toys, school supplies, food products, drinks, furniture, decoration and sports gear.
Girona has a great variety of shops of all kinds: from small shops to department stores
In addition, Girona has four department stores a few minutes away from the centre by car: Decathlon, with its own products for all sports; MediaMarkt, one of the country's leading electronics and computer stores; Bauhaus and Leroy Merlin, two large DIY garden and decoration stores; and Hipercor, a store where you can find great fashion brands and an endless variety of products.
Aditionally, you can also go shopping in Girona's shopping centre: Espai Gironès. There you can find practically everything: food, clothing stores, jewellery shops, sports shops, restaurants, cinemas, ice cream shops... Located only 10 minutes away from the centre, we recommend that you make the most of the trip and visit the charms of the most Christmassy Girona.
Girona is always said to be beautiful and unique, so imagine at Christmas. Girona becomes the city of lights at night. Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting things is to stroll on the city bridges: Pont de Fusta, Pont Sant Agustí, Pont de les Peixateries Velles and Pont de Pedra. In addition, Plaça Catalunya hosts a shiny and giant Christmas tree, one of the stars of the Christmas nights in Girona.
Girona becomes the city of lights at night
And to fight the cold, you can have a hot chocolate, one of the specialities of Girona. Have it with xurros, melindros, xuixos or croissants while warming up your hands and feet. Also, during the Christmas season, you can enjoy special menus in the various restaurants in the city.