Christmas 2023 in Basque Country


Guided tours, museums and exhibitions, gastronomy and fairs, programming for kids… Vitoria-Gasteiz becomes magical during the Christmas season. An outdoor ice rink and a slide in Florida Park, as well as its Monumental Nativity Scene are some of its greatest hallmarks.



Don’t miss the spectacle of taking a walk in the Christmas light through Bilbao, undoubtedly, 100% low consumption. Walk among Christmas shop windows, under the lights that fill Gran Vía or the 7 streets of Bilbao’s Old Town with magic or go for a walk through Arenal, with its illuminated trees turning it into a magical forest. Nativity scenes, ice rink, Christmas markets, the Christmas Children’s Park (PIN), the Olentzero parade…


San Sebastián

The capital of Gipuzkoa is ready to receive Christmas: the traditional markets, concerts and parties, popular dances, workshops, the videomapping titled The Christmas Symphony that is projected in the City Hall or the 152 one-meter-high figures that decorate the Plaza de Gipuzkoa. And for the youngsters, the Christmas Science and Technology Park, DonoSTEAM, which will take place from December 18 to January 5 at the Kursaal. Some unforgettable dates to enjoy San Sebastián.



The Santo Tomás Fair kicked off the Christmas program in Zarautz. Then the Children’s Christmas Fortnight, family storytelling, and the Olentzero festival will take place until January 6. Come to Zarautz and experience Christmas with programs for all types of audiences.



Irun and Hondarribia dress up for Christmas during these dates. Irun is once again betting on entertainment in the streets of the city, the largest ice rink in the state with an area of around 800 m2, the Christmas market and constant entertainment in its streets starting on December 26 until January 3rd they will make you immerse yourself in a magical Christmas. Hondarribia will fill its Christmas program with activities such as the traditional living nativity scene that takes place on its walls, the Gospel cycle, family theater, storytelling or the collection of letters from Olentzeto and the Three Wise Men.