Madrid, Barcelona, Marbella, Málaga, Santander… Christmas markets you simply can’t miss

Christmas Market in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor

Christmas is already in Madrid, the streets of the capital are lit up with a multitude of colours and the spirit of the season can be found in every corner of the city. And the only thing that was missing started yesterday: the Christmas market in the Plaza Mayor. It runs until 31 December and offers all the most Christmassy items, from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 10pm and Friday to Sunday, from 10am to 11pm.

Where to stay this Christmas in Madrid

Vincci has five hotels in Madrid, all located right in the centre. Vincci Soma 4*, Vincci Capitol 4*, Vincci Vía 66 4*Vincci Centrum 4* and Vincci Soho 4*, all of which, in addition to giving you every creature comfort, offer the best thing a hotel can in this most special season, to be right at the heart of the city’s Christmas celebrations.

Christmas markets in Barcelona

Christmas decorations, Nativity scenes and figures, arts and crafts, sweets… Just some of what’s on offer in the Santa Lucía Christmas market, Barcelona’s main festive market, found in the Plaza Nova, by Barcelona Cathedral. It’s open until 23 December, from Monday to Thursday, 10.30am to 8.30pm and Friday to Sunday, 10.30am to 9.30pm.

And from 19 December another market, the Three Kings Fair, will light up Barcelona, running until 6 January. It’s located on Gran Vía between the streets of Entença and Muntaner and is divided into different sections, with a toy area near Plaza Cataluña and the arts and crafts section near Plaza de España. From 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm.


Where to stay this Christmas in Barcelona

Vincci has three unique, stupendous hotels in Barcelona: Vincci Marítimo 4*, Vincci Gala 4* and Vincci Bi t4*, which open their doors to those lucky guests who are visiting this incredible city for the first time during the festive season.


Christmas Market in Puerto Banús, Marbella

Marbella’s Christmas Market takes place in and around the Plaza Antonio Banderas, in Puerto Banús, from 5 December to 6 January. There will also be an ice rink and activities for all the children.

Where to stay this Christmas in Marbella

Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar 5* is a spectacular hotel right on the Costa del Sol, which is perfect for people looking for a pleasant climate in the midst of winter. The hotel also has the ‘Beach Club Estrella del Mar’, which has an incredible Spa, and is a wonderfully pleasant place to have a drink and enjoy, day or night, the sounds and smells of the sea.

Vincci Estrella del Mar 5* Marbella

Christmas Market in Malaga
167 stalls with Christmas objects, craftwork and books are spread out over the magical ‘Parque de Málaga’. Open every day from 11am to 10pm. Another place you won’t want to miss is the city’s Nativity Scene, in the City Hall, which takes up the whole of the Patio de Banderas. It’s open every day until 5 January, from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm.

Where to stay this Christmas in Málaga

Enjoy a perfect break in the only five star hotel in Malaga city itself, the Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5*. You can also enjoy ‘The Wall Bar’, the hotel bar, which every weekend offers a host of life concerts in an unbeatable atmosphere.

Located by the beach, Vincci Málaga 4* is another cracking option if you’re staying in Malaga this Christmas. Modern and avant-garde, it’s on Malaga’s seafront promenade, giving quick and easy access to all the city’s places of interest.


Christmas Market in Santander
5 December sees the opening of Santander’s Christmas Market, which this year is located in the Plaza Alfonso XIII. It has around 60 stalls that are open every day from 10am to 10pm. It also has a 600 square meter ice rink where experts and beginners alike can enjoy Christmas with the joy the season deserves.

Where to stay this Christmas in Santander
Our hotel in Santander, the Vincci Puertochico 4* is located by the bay, giving it privileged views over the port of Santander. The hotel’s location means it’s an easy to walk to the centre and the city’s liveliest zones, which have an incredible range of restaurants and shops. Come and enjoy a sea-faring Christmas in Cantabria!

Vincci Puertochico 5*


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