Girona is a city that always offers good plans to enjoy it. Spring, summer, autumn or winter; each season gives the city unique and special colours. Indeed, in winter the yellow, purple, blue and white shades stand out, thanks to the lights that dress up the city to make it ready for the most magical time of the year.
The cold arriving in Girona is not bad news, as it means that the city will shine brighter than ever. Strolling through the streets and rediscovering them under the Christmas lights, enjoying circus, theatre and music shows or shopping with a varied and quality offer are just some of our recommendations. What can we do in Girona in winter?.
The cold arriving in Girona is not bad news, as it means that the city will shine brighter than ever
Girona's charm is already recognized by many people; add to that the magic and spirit of Christmas. Discovering the Old Town, the Houses of the Onyar, Rambla, Santa Clara, Plaça Independencia, the bridges, Sant Fèlix and the Cathedral dressed up in Christmas lights, is another reason to fall in love with the charms of the city.
We recommend you get lost in its streets and rediscover it, more illuminated and brighter than ever. And to warm up... what better than a hot chocolate with xurros? And that's not all: Girona's gastronomy is one of the most admired by visitors. Therefore, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack or dinner in the city is an ideal plan for good food lovers and especially traditional Christmas cuisine.
During the most important days of Christmas, you can hear the most typical songs of the season on the streets of the city, as the singing of Christmas carols begins, ideal for both adults and children. And the music goes on: on Boxing Day the Maragall Choir is performing the Sant Esteve concert at Centre Cultural La Mercè.
Moreover, the circus also arrives in the city. From December 25 to 29, the Fontajau Sports Hall will host the Great Christmas Circus. A total of ten performances with some of the best international artists will follow an artistic tradition that this year will be six years old. This year's edition features a brand new show featuring the stars of the legendary Circus of China.
Also, we all know that there is a Christmas tradition that cannot be missed at the Teatre Municipal de Girona. As every year, Els Pastorets arrive, a traditional Christmas theatre and musical show ideal for family enjoyment.
And, of course, Girona has everything ready to welcome the Magi from the east, with the famous Cavalcada de Reis. Melcior, Gaspar and Baltasar visit the city with their great team of helpers to fill the streets of Girona with the magic of the East and bring joy and happiness for the little ones.
Girona offers a variety of shops of all kinds: from department stores, to small local shops. And also a varied offer, where you can find everything: clothing, perfumes, jewellery, sports, electronics and technology, food, etc. In addition, the shops are open every Christmas Sunday, from January 1 until 12.