Festivals of Santo Tomas


Santo Tomas

The local festive calendar ends on December 21 with the festival of Santo Tomas, prelude to the long-awaited Christmas holidays of Bilbao.

The best turkeys, capons, fruit and vegetables from the “baserris” (farmhouses) of Vizcaya are displayed on more than 300 stalls set up between El Arenal and Plaza Nueva.

If it is your first visit to this fair, don’t leave without first having tried a thallus with savoury sausage accompanied by a good glass of txakoli.