Are you looking to celebrate this go on a little adventure for New Year’s this year, Barcelona is the place to go! New Year’s offers something for everyone. If you fancy huge firework shows, Plaça d’Espanya is the place to be. More into an intimate celebrations, the bars in the city centre will give you that warm feeling. If you would like do some exercise to end 2017 with breaking a sweat, the Cursa dels Nassos is the place to go. If you fancy traditions, Barcelona’s New Year has it all! Hotel Grums is a great solution if you are looking for family hotels in Barcelona.
Before going into dept about the activities Barcelona has to offer for this year’s celebration, there are some traditions you have to be aware of when visiting Barcelona at New Years. First of all, make sure you wear red underwear for the best hope and a prosperous 2018. Secondly, make sure to visit the greengrocer. The tradition is to bring 12 grapes and eat one for every stroke of the clock. Once finished, a year of prosperity awaits, according to the tradition. Worth giving a try, right?
Cursa dels Nassos
Is your resolution for this year to run more and do more exercise, but haven’t you been living up to it? It is not too late yet! Don’t give up hope. This is your change to end the year strong and start 2018 healthy! This event is highly anticipated in Cataluña. 14.000 runners from 50 countries gather around the starting line on December 31th at 17:30 to do their last run of the year. An informal, chilled and excited atmosphere prevails over the city. The run will take you through the heart of the city of Barcelona where you will be cheered by thousands of people. An amazing way to say goodbye to 2017 in a healthy, sportive fashion. Register here.
Fireworks Plaça d’Espanya
The place to be if you are a true fireworks fan. Barcelona’s official New Year’s Eve celebration will be hosted, as usual, on the hill Montjuïc. Plaça d’Espanya will be the place to be to get the best spots to see this amazing fireworks show. However, don’t expect to be the only one. This festive event is highly popular, especially by locals, who will go to the as early as 21:30 pm. This is also the time the New Year’s celebration will start, with music, special effects and a wonderful firework show. The event is completely free of charge and amazing event for families. Find out more here.
Are you looking to dance the night away? There are plenty parties in Barcelona that will help you get through the first night of the year. Most clubs don’t open after 2am, but all the bars in the city will give you the opportunity to start the New Year with a nice drink and a festive atmosphere. Find out all the parties here.
Whatever you are looking for this end of the year, Barcelona will make you start 2018 in impressive fashion. With plenty choices you will find your perfect New Year’s Eve! Come celebrate in our central hotel!