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Granada´s Christmas Market – Andalusia Festive Shopping

Granada´s Christmas Market –  Andalusia Festive Shopping

The main Christmas market in Granada and lots of festive stalls are set up in the city centre at the beginning of December. Usually around the 1st of December. As this day is the start of the long Spanish bank holiday.

In the Spanish calendar the 6th & 8th of December are national holidays. Marking the celebration of the Day of the Spanish Constitution and the Immaculate Conception. Around those dates as there are several days off work for most Spanish people, they start to prepare for Christmas and begin shopping.

Several Christmas and craft markets are set up every year in the city centre around the December holiday weekend or puente. The festivities over the Christmas period in Spain last until the 6th January 2024.

More information about Nativity Scenes, Restaurant bookings and concerts here> A Granada Christmas Guide 

Bib Rambla Ice Rink Christmas Granada 2022

This year the Ice Rink is on Paseo del Salon (not on Bib Rambla)

Christmas Market in Granada

Plaza Bib Rambla

  • Selling crafts, christmas decorations, nativity scenes and other traditional items. 
  • From Saturday 2nd December until 5th January
  • Closed: 25th December & 1st January
  • Timetable: Mornings from 11am to 2pm. Evenings from 5pm to 9.30pm
  • Located close to the Cathedral, on Bib Rambla Square.

Festive Food in Granada Spain Toffee Apples

Puerta Real de España – Outside the Theatre.

  • From 1st December until 5th January
  • Closed: 25th December & 1st January
  • Timetable: Mornings from 11am to 2pm. Evenings from 5pm to 9.30pm
  • Located close to Calle Reyes Católicos, in front of Isabel La Católica theatre.

These markets have a selection of artisan and locally produced items. Plenty of items that make good secret Santa gifts or stocking fillers. Leather goods, Puppets, Ceramics, Wooden toys, Jewellery, Organic cosmetics, Glass decorations, Paintings by local artists, Hair accessories, Pyjamas, Christmas decorations, Nativity Scenes, Traditional cakes and sweets, and the traditional musical instruments at Christmastime Tambourines and zambombas.

Granada Town Hall Christmas 2018 Navidad Ayuntamiento

Second hand – Vintage Market – Campo del Principe

Flealejo Market

On the 3th December 2023 on Campo del Principe the first edition of Flealejo Market will take place. This will be a monthly market on the first Sunday of each month. Expect to find Vintage Clothes, accessories and decorative items.  From 10am until 2pm on Sunday at Campo del Principe from 10am.

The January Edition will be on Sunday 7th January 2024

Craft Markets in Granada

Zoco del Salon

This event is usually set up on Carrera de la Virgen (next to El Corte Inglés). Other editions have been on Carrera de la Virgen. Updated appear on their Facebook page: Zoco del Salon and they usually have a Christmas market. They open all day from 10am until 6pm. They sell cosmetics, decorative items, jewellery and fashion accessories.

Local treats Christmas Market in Granada

Made in Granada

Stalls are set up on in Plaza Romanilla behind Granada Cathedral. This small market is held throughout the year usually one Sunday per month. As the name suggests the people are Granada crafters and sell items made with paper, wood and textiles. Look out for Zazu y sus cosas for colourful earrings and original gifts. Or Macramé designs by Santakana.

The next edition will be published on their Facebook page.

Plaza Romanilla Granada Cathedral Spain


Pinos del Valle Christmas Market

Last year they held a Christmas market with homemade pastries, crafts and local food. This year it will take place in the Church Square (Barrio Alto) in Pinos del Valle on Saturday 16th December from 11am until 9.00pm

To see the exact location: Plaza Iglesia, Barrio Alto, Pinos del Valle

Granada Pinta Bien

On Plaza Bib Rambla this Art Market is on once a month. In December they have a market on 2nd and 3rd inside Serrallo Plaza Shopping Centre. You can get all the updates on their Facebook Page Granada Pinta Bien

autumn dishes pomegranate in granada

EcoMercado Organic Market

This organic and slow food market is set up outside opposite the Palacio de Congresos. It´s on the first Saturday in each month. Head over to this Farmers market to buy local cheese, bread, fruit and vegetables.

Get all the updated information here: Ecomercado Granada

Guejar Sierra Christmas Market

Each year Guejar Sierra has a festive Market. This quiet town on the road to Sierra Nevada is one of the more popular Christmas markets outside the city. This year they have a Craft market on many dates in December on the Plaza Mayor. Timetable from 11am to 9pm.

  • Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December 2023
  • Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2023
  • Tuesday 26th December 2023
  • Friday 5th January 2024 at the Church Square – Plaza de la Iglesia

Christmas Markets Granada Spain

Christmas lights in Granada

The city switches on the festive lights Friday 1st December 2023. The lights will be on each evening from 6.30pm until the 6th January. A musical show will be on at Plaza del Carmen at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm every night. 

There is also a light display on the Caja Granada building on Edificio Zaida, Acera del Darro each day over the holidays.

Gift Shops in Granada

Many independent shops in Granada have small items for stocking fillers and Secret Santa ideas.
As well as the Christmas markets some other places to hunt out great gifts ideas are:

La Madriguera

Calle Cruz 2 – If you are a stationery junkie or an artist you will love this store. Packed with pens, pencils and lots of paper, this is an original place to choose a gift. Bags, scarves, mugs, diaries and calendars. All of them would make lovely Christmas gifts.

La Madriguera Shop in Granada Spain


Calle Moral de la Magdalena have lots of toys, home wares and some unusual gift ideas for those people who just seem to have everything. A cork globe where you can pin your travels is something that caught my eye this season for a stocking filler. My favourites are Jellycat stuffed toys, they seem to have everything you can imagine made in teddy form. 

Granada Spain Christmas Lights

High street stores in Granada

The commercial area of Granada are amongst the streets of Calle Reyes Católicos, Calle Recogidas, Calle Alhondiga, Calle Puentezuelas and Calle Mesones. Here you will find the Spanish high street stores such as Zara, Springfield, Oysho, Massimo Dutti and Bimba & Lola. The Corte Ingles Department store is on Acera Del Darro just below Puerta Real.

Christmas Opening Hours

The usual timetable for large stores is from 10am until 9pm Monday to Saturday. Smaller stores will open from 10am to 1.30pm and then from 5.30pm to 8.30pm Monday to Friday. Saturday they will open just in the morning.

In Granada, the shops will open on most Sundays throughout December.

A month of Christmas. The season kicks off on 1st  December and lasts until 6th January so it really is a month of Navidad. The celebrations run from 24th December until 6th January. Family parties and gift exchanges are not concentrated just on one date. The main event of Christmas in Spain is celebrated on the night of 5th January and lunchtime of 6th January when the three kings bring their gifts to the children.

Local chocolate Christmas market Granada Spain

January Sales in Granada

Christmas ends on the evening of January 6th. On the morning of 7th January, the winter sales begin.

So the shops will be extremely busy during those first days of the sales. The first Sunday of the sales shops will open from 11am until 4pm. The winter sales will end officially on the 7th of March 2024 in Andalusia.

Roast Chestnuts in Granada Spain


Did I miss a Christmas market or Local craft events out?

Do let me know in the comments so I can add it to the list.


 Christmas Market Granada in Spain

  1. Setty Stelzer says:

    Hallo Molly,
    nice page, i found with the search for Taracea things de Granada, I remember my first visit there in march 1995, there was a lot of this handcraft shops Tiendas in the Streer To from Alhambra to the centre.
    in Internet I find it only in the Alhambra way in?

    Have you more of that shops? are they closed in Winter January February. I was last year in Sunday Domingo there. The way with car was not to find for me.

    • Molly says:


      to visit the Alhambra if you arrive by car, it is better to park in the Alhambra car park and walk down into the old town, or take the little red bus or a taxi.
      Its not a good idea to drive in the old town of Granada as there are one way streets, narrow alleys and restricted areas.

      The shops are open in winter months January and February Monday to Saturday, a few are open on Sundays now too.
      hope this helps

  2. Luis Femia says:

    Molly excelente site con unos productos de primera. Magnífica web.

  3. Linda says:

    Aaah, I am so excited about Christmas! Cannot wait to eat polvorones haha 🙂
    Lovely post! xxx

  4. WWW.LYCKA.ES says:

    Thank you, Molly!!
    You made our day after reading your lovely post.

    • Molly says:

      I have to pop by to get one of those World Maps, I´ve wanted one of these for ages Lycka!

  5. Sandy says:

    Thank you for updating the information, I love shopping in Granada

  6. Arbolé says:

    Thank you so much for including us in your special guide! We are so glad that you like it…!

  7. Tara says:

    A very informative post. Thanks. I’m wondering if you know if the shops are open tomorrow on Saturday 6th?

    • Molly says:

      Yes they are, normal hours 10am to 9pm for large stores
      10am to 1.30pm for smaller shops although some may open tomorrow afternoon 5.30pm to 8.30pm too

  8. Leigh says:

    Looks like a beautiful time to be in Granada.

    • Molly says:

      Yes it is!
      For me it´s the best time as well as the beginning of May to visit Granada…

  9. Elina says:

    Hi Molly, Thank you for including the Guejar Sierra Market! Nice to see it here alongside your reccommendations. The market will be open from 12am however, not 9am! There will also be kids workshops throughout the day and the Christmas Lights come on that evening at 18h. Saludos

    • Molly says:

      Thanks Elina
      Yes, I have updated the opening time for the Guejar Sierra Market now.
      I´ve heard that there will be an organic cherry jam stall too..

      • P says:

        Hi Molly Do you know the date and time of the Guejar Sierra Christmas Market this year 2015 by any chance?? Thanks

        • Molly says:

          Yes, it´s just updated above. 19th December this year

          • ELina says:

            Hi Molly, The Guejar Sierra Market this year is on the 17th December. It will have kids christmas decoration workshops in the morning, and a visit from a special guest at 5 pm, and Christmas Brass Band at 7pm. The market hours are 11 – 8pm. Thanks for sharing the info

  10. Pat says:

    Many thanks for compiling all this information,its so useful.

  11. La Madriguera Shop says:

    Wow. What a beautiful post!
    Thank you very much for remember us 😀

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