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Best Events and Things to do in Barcelona in December

With the help of our Barcelona insiders, guide we’ve rounded up the best events happening and things to do in Barcelona in December.

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If you followed and attended some of the events featured in our guide to What’s Happening in Barcelona: November. Then there’s no doubt you would’ve had had an awesome time. Well, the fun doesn’t stop there, there are also many things to do in Barcelona in December. With the schedule for this month looking stack full of fun. As usual, we’ve rounded up the best events taking place and things to do in Barcelona in December, which you should definately check out if you’re in town.

Let’s Get Low! – Hungarian Wines Tasting


Photo: Salut Wine Studio

Located in trendy El Born, Salut Wine Studio is the preferred place where Barcelona’s wine lovers descend to drink. Not only because of the huge selection of sips on offer, but also regular events all in ode this ancient tipple. Let’s Get Low is one such event, where the Badass Wine Bitch, Rebeka Győrfi, will enlighten your mind and take your tastebuds on a journey to uncover the rich wine culture of Hungary. With a superb selection of wine available to taste, from the various wine-producing regions of this Eastern European nation.

Where: Salut Wine Studio | When: Sunday 8th December

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Tea & Sound Experience


Photo: Caj Chai Tea House

The tea ceremony is a highly revered culture institution in South-East Asian countries. If you want to get a taste of this tradition in Barcelona, then Caj Chai is the place to be. This December they’ll be hosting the ultimate, relaxing tea drinking experience. Giving you the opportunity to taste authentic tea to a backdrop of tranquil tunes created by the guitar of Guillermo Rizzotto. Serenading your salivary glands and soul into a state of zen. Perfect if you’re looking for relaxing things to do in Barcelona in December. 

Where: Caj Chai | When: Saturday 14th December

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Digital Luthiers & Beers


Photo: Made Makerspace

Makerspace is the mecca for the creative minds in the Catalunyan capital. Here you’ll find budding bohemians working on all kinds of amazing projects. One community such community are Digital Luthiers. A tribe of people with a passion for making musical instruments. This event will bring together these talented technicians. Giving them a chance to show off their DIY instruments and discuss all things about this obscure art form. All over a few beers of course. So if you’re seeking something different, then head over and join in the fun.

Where: MADE Makerspace | When: Saturday 14th December

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This is Street ART “The Collection”

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Photo: S’Galeria

The street art scene in Barcelona is buzzing, with the winding walkways and boulevards plastered with pieces created by talented artists from across the globe. However, the global mecca from where this art-from originated in the Big Apple. This event will delve deeper into its rich history, showcase the sublime sprays and meet the people who pioneered its growth. It doesn’t stop at that, there will also be live graffiti, an auction and DJ’s scratching up raw hip hop sounds. A real new york experience in the heart of Barcelona.

Where: Sgaleria| When: Thursday 5th December

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Cosmetic Making Workshop


Photo: Mon Petit Pon Cosmetica

Soap, deodorant and shampoos are everyday cosmetics that have become an integral part of our daily routine. However, have you ever stopped to think about how they’re made, or the potential impact they have on the environment.  Well, wonder no more. This workshop will give you an insight all of the above, and the opportunity to make your own cosmetic products using natural, sustainable natural ingredients. Something a little bit different worth checking out if you’re looking for unique things to do in Barcelona in December.

Where: Nest City Lab| When: Thursday 5th December

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Pantalla Barcelona


Photo: Barcelona Film Commision

Experience the very best in Catalonian cinematography at Pantalla, the much-awaited film festival held in association with the Barcelona Institute of Culture, and BCN Film Commision. Back for its the fourth year, this event feature screening of films made by local creatives at cinemas across the city. Not only that, there will be talks, discussions and debates about a whole host of topics relating to creativity and cinematography in this region, and beyond.

Where: Various Locations | When: Tuesday 10th, Thursday 12th – Friday 13th December

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Gameplay Inauguration


Source: CCCB

The gaming industry has always been big, but in the past decade has undergone a paradigm shift, experiencing explosive growth like never before. Gameplay aims to take you on a journey through it’s past, present and future. You’ll be given the chance to play all kinds of games, from 60’s classics to the more iconic modern titles. The event will also welcome eminent members of the gaming and E-sports community to discuss a whole host of topics. There will also be a focus on the gaming ecosystem in Catalunya, with local creators showing off their work. So get yourself down for what promises to be one of the best gaming-themed things to do in Barcelona in December.

Where: CCCB | When: Wednesday 18th December

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The Playground #1


Photo: La Familia

Few things come close to spending a winter day cosying up with the family, playing board games to a backdrop of music. Well, Buena Onda will be replicating this experience as they host the first event of the Playground series. Here you’ll be able to jam to funky music, play fun games, and enjoy good food and drink under one roof. Buena Onda is a private members club, but all you have to do is fill in a few details and present your ID on arrival. Nice and easy.

Where: Buena Onda Social Club | When: Sunday 1st December

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Jam Session Gipsy Balkan


Photo: Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra

El Foro is a firm favourite amongst locals looking to chow down on some tasty Argentinian grub. However, they don’t stop at succulent steaks. Every Wednesday of the month, the restaurant welcomes Barcelona’s Gypsy Balkan Orchestra for an epic jam session. So you can drink and dine, whilst being serenaded by the symphonies of this superb musical collective.

Where: El Foro Restaurant | When: Every Wednesday

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Photo: L’arteria

Barcelona is a bohemian behemoth, inspiring free-thinking spirits and championing creative expression. If you’ve yet to release your internal creativity and want to see your surroundings from a different lens, then Connect-Art is the perfect place to begin. This workshop will help you delve deeper and unlock the creative juices flowing within, and connect them to the environment around you. Empowering you to develop a new, fresh and immersive approach to all aspects of your life. It’s the ideal event if you’re feeling uninspired by the mundanity of everyday life and looking to take on some fresh vitality.

Where: L´Artèria | When: Thursday 5th, 12th & 19th December

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The Society of Art x Social Sound


Photo: Ethniko

Ethniko is Barcelona’s much-loved beachside cocktail bar and organic kitchen. This December however, it will be pumping up the jam with an epic bohemian bash. Teaming up with artistic movement, Society of Art x Social Sound. This eatery will come alive with an exhibition of excellent street art and electric sounds exported from Berlin with DJ Nicone on the decks. He will be supported by some local Barcelona sound boys. Who’ll be adding a bit Latino vibes to spice things up.

Where: Ethniko | When: Friday 6th December

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Sir Live Sessions at The Rooftop


Photo: Sir Victor

Summer may have passed, but that doesn’t mean rooftop bars are dead. Every Saturday this December, the rooftop of the Sir Victor Hotel will be hosting some hella good parties. With cocktails flowing like nobodies business and arty animals skanking around the swimming pool to the sounds of local DJ’s who’ll be scratching up a storm. If that wasn’t enough, then you’ll also get one of the best views Gaudí’s Casa Milà.

Where: Sir Victor Rooftop| When: Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th December

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Todo Por 1€


Photo: Croqueteca Glorias Tapería Coctelería

When it comes to tapas, Croquetas are always the first to be finished. With everyone chewing at the bits to get their mitts on this banging breadcrumbed fried treat. If you count yourself in this category, then head down to Croqueteca Glorias – Tapería & Coctelería. Every Tuesday and Thursday this December, they will be knocking down prices, with croquettes available for just 1 Euro. So don’t miss out, head down, fill your belly and knock back some cracking cocktails to top it all. Good quality at cheap prices. Can you think of any better things to do in Barcelona in December?

Where: Croqueteca Glorias| When: Every Tuesday and Thursday in December

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Mallorca Arrives


Photo: Casa Bonay

If you’re in Barcelona but fancy getting an authentic Mallorca experience, you’d usually have to make a 295km trip across land and sea. However, this December Casa Bonay will be teaming up with Balearic bistro Ca na Toneta to give you an authentic Mallorcan experience in the heart of Catalonia’s capital. On offer will be a smorgasbord of bites and sips straight from the Balearic islands. With a heavy focus on the wonderful wines produced on the neighbouring island.

Where: Casa Bonay| When: Tuesday 10th – Saturday 21st December

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If you were struggling to find things to do in Barcelona in December, after reading this guide you shouldn’t be short of ideas. If you’re still seeking some inspiration, then be sure to download the Like Locals App to uncover more hidden gems in Barcelona. Available for free on both iOS and Android devices. Happy exploring.

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