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January events

Outline of the best January events in Barcelona

Outline of the best January events in Barcelona

Find out what's happening and get the most out of your January visit.

New year, new goals, and... New activities in Barcelona! The fun continues in 2016 and to set it all off on a good foot as always we've made a summary of the best events that you can attend this January in the Catalan capital so you can have an amazing start to the first month of the New Year!

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¿Quién está emocionado por empezar el año?
Anyone else excited to start the new year? :D

The First Swim of the Year

Cold never bothered you anyway? Well if you're brave and you want to start the new year in the most original way possible, then take off your clothes, put on your bathing suit, and dive headfirst into the Mediterranead with 400+ like-minded people in this fun event that locals call el Primer Bany d'Any Nou. What better way to wash away the worries from the previous year?

Festival de Tango

If you miss most of the event in December, you still have until the 3rd of January to participate in the masterclasses and see some professional dancers move to the rhythm of one of the most seductive dances in the world; the Tango. Book your spot, grab a dance partner, and release your passionate side.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

The acclaimed Cirque du Soleil returns to the Catalan capital to present its latest show Varekai . Plunge into an enchanted forest with spectacular stunts and magic characteristics only found with Cirque du Soleil. You have only ten days to enjoy the show, so buy your tickets - the sooner the better!

The Three Kings Parade

After Santa packs up his sack and leaves, it's the turn of the Three Wise Men or as they are referred to by locals; the Three kings. They will arrive bearing gifts for the children of Barcelona, which is when you and your children can watch them pass through the city in a huge parade! An impressive spectacle for the whole family. Don't forget to write your letter asking the kings for your favourite presents!

Suite Festival

The new festival in the music scene of the city returns: Suite Festival Barcelona. You can see Paul Anka, Julieta Venegas, and many more live at the Liceu theatre. See all the concerts dates in our event page below and buy your tickets before they sell out!

The Hole Show

Do you like the cabaret? Burlesque? Musicals, or event the circus? Well you can see all of that in one amazing spectacle called The Hole which returns to the Coliseum Theatre in Barcelona to heat up the winter temperatures with this spicy and steamy act. Do you dare enter the hole?

  • The Hole The Hole Jan 28 - Feb 14 The hottest cabaret returns to seduce Barcelona!

Bryan Adams

Rock legend Bryan Adams, arrives in Barcelona at the Palau Sant Jordi next January to present his latest album Get Up, together with his most famous hits. It will do so with a full band returning to the electronic format. Get tickets through the event page below.

Barcelona's Children's Festival and XD Youngfest

Your children will still be away from school, so why not come and enjoy one or both of these two events?

The first is thought for the littlest members of the household, with activities and workshops of all kinds. The other is designed more for older children, adolescents, and all-round lovers of technology. It has workshops, music, and the latest trends. Mums and dads; you are welcome. :)

Mamma Mia: The Musical

If you still haven't seen it yet, well time is running out. Don't miss the chance to see this fantastic classic musical. If you prefer a bit of spicy and raunchy cabaret instead, then there's the aforementioned show The Hole . For something really local and catalan then there's Mar i Cel.

That's the selection of January events in Barcelona, so hopefully there's something for you there. If you're coming to Barcelona for a winter holiday next January, the don't hesitate to take a look at our holiday apartments in the city centre and if you're moving to the city to live, then think about choosing one of our monthly rentals. There's no excuse for staying at home on the sofa when there are so many activities to be done in the city! Get out there and enjoy what Barcelona has to offer!

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