Are you coming this Christmas?


San Sebastian gets decked out

Donostia-San Sebastian is ready for Christmas. The city is already decked out for the holidays, packed with sparkling lights in the streets, shops filled with the perfect gift ideas and the seductive, warm glow of bars and restaurants. The sea, as always, is an elegant addition. And people are infected with an electrical holiday spirit. San Sebastian is dazzling and invites you to enjoy it. Experience the holidays. Zorionak! And If you can not come to San Sebastian... enjoy Christmas in 360º.


Magic days

  • 01 DEC

    Christmas lighting
    Donostia officially ushers in the holiday season with the Christmas lights

  • 24 DEC

    Olentzero and mari domingi
    The Basque Santa Claus comes down from the mountain to leave kids their Christmas gifts

  • 05 JAN

    Three kings parade
    Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar –the Three Wise Men of the East

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Christmas is in the air

  • 05 DEC

    Nativity scene
    Nativity scene created by 152 one-meter-tall figures.

  • 20 DEC

    Gastropote Christmas special at the San Martín market, including a chance to celebrate the end of the year

  • 31 DEC

    San silvestre race
    The most fun-filled, thrilling race of the year

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Christmas shopping

  • 01 DEC

    Window display competition
    An opportunity to check out the most original Christmas decorations

  • 01 DEC

    Textile designs, jewellery, furniture, art...

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Basque traditions, culture and folklore

  • 06 DEC

    Sagardo apurua
    Recreation of a traditional cider house with tastings of the new harvest

  • 21 DEC

    Santo Tomas Fair
    Donostia-San Sebastián turns into a rural market that showcases a local favourite: txistorra

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  • 22 DEC

    Children’s Christmas Park from

  • 26 DEC

    Special Christmas Market
    Ordizia - A special Christmas edition of a market celebrated every Wednesday since 1512.

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