Gijon shines during the Christmas period with beautiful Christmas lights and decorations through the city. There are many exciting attractions and museums to learn more about Gijon and the Asturian culture. Several urban beaches offer the possibility to walk by the seashore and spot the surfers enjoying the waves at San Lorenzo beach. There is too a lively cultural and music agenda with events for all tastes through the year.
If you are visiting Gijon over Christmas, why not a combination of sea, good food, Asturian culture and Christmas markets to enjoy the festive season in Asturias?
The MeNaX Christmas Market is a tradition in Gijon with wooden stalls offering all type of products such as crafts, gift ideas, and food. Also, Carosella Classic is a classic carousel nearby for fun of children to enjoy.
Where: Paseo de Begoña
When: 1st December 2018 – 6th January 2019
Opening Times: 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-21:30
The Trade Union of Artisans of Asturias organizes ArteGijon Christmas Market. These professionals offer a variety of products in leather, wood, jewelry, glass, footwear, candles, textiles, and more. Furthermore, the nearby Antiguo Instituto Cultural Center exhibits a great Christmas Nativity scene.
Where: Plaza 6 de Agosto
When: 15th December 2018 – 5th January 2018
Opening Times: 10:30-14:30 and 16:30-21:00
LABshop market is celebrating this year its 10th anniversary. This market shines with the creativity of Asturian designers for two days — an excellent choice for book lovers and specialized magazines — besides, the perfect occasion to visit as well the stunning Laboral City of Culture nearby. The views over Gijon from the clock tower are spectacular. Do not forget to visit the Atlantic Botanical Garden a few hundred meters away.
Where: LABoral Center of Art and Industrial Creation
When: 15th & 16th December 2018
Opening Times: 12:00-22:00
This market translates as the Railway Market and especially appealing for those interested in collectible items. Besides, take the opportunity to visit the Asturias Railway Museum to discover the historical railway heritage.
Where: Asturias Railway Museum
When: 15th & 16th December 2018
Opening Times: Saturday 11:00-14:00 & 16:30-20:30; Sunday 11:00-14:00
The Christmas edition for this market takes place at emblematic Hotel Asturias at Plaza Mayor. Visitors will find a variety of clothes, jewelry, illustrated products, books and more. Additionally, walk around the narrow streets and squares of the old part of Gijon. The charming Cimavilla will please you.
Where: Hotel Asturias
When: 23rd December 2018
Opening Times: 11:00-20:30
Another option available while visiting Gijon over the Christmas period is the Christmas Amusement Park with an ice rink and sleds. Also, the ExpoWars exhibition focusses around the world of Star Wars. Otherwise, the exhibition Leonardo Da Vinci the inventor shows details around the inventions of the brilliant genius. Moreover, Mercaplana offers many leisure activities for children and youth. Finally, the Metropoli Winter Edition festival has a varied sort of music concerts, while the Liberbank Freestyle Cup proposes two hours of pure adrenaline.
Visit our calendar page for updated information on what to see and do during your visit to Gijon. Enjoy the Christmas holidays and get the best out of Gijon!
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