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Essential Reading on Christmas in Spain

Spanish Christmas TreeChristmas in Spain is a magical time for both locals and visitors.  It’s one of the best times to visit Andalucia as the cool temperatures make it really easy to enjoy the festive celebrations taking place.

There’s so much information online about what to see and do during Christmas and New Year in Spain, that we thought we’d gather together some of our favourite posts written by bloggers and writers about Spain  (to follow these and more of our writer friends use #WABAS)

We hope you enjoy exploring these personal accounts as much as we did reading them, and if you would like to suggest an article to add then just tweet us @TomaandCoe or leave a comment on our Facebook page here

1. Molly kicks us off with her roundup of seasonal festivities in Granada, and this post has a great Christmas planner if you are planning to visit the city: Granada at Christmas

2. We love this post (and photos!) from Cat about the winter fruits that are in season now in Andalucia, from pumpkins to figs and chestnuts, all sorts of seasonal goodies now fill the shops: Winter Fruit in Spain 

3. Paddy is a fellow Gourmet Tour manager based up in Valencia, and we are just salivating over his foodie roundup:  Favourite Spanish foods to enjoy at Christmas

4. Then up to Barcelona, Simon tells us about how things are done a little bit differently (but one character from the Christmas Nativity scene is now a familiar sight all over Spain, keep your eye out for him when visiting the Belen!): Christmas in Barcelona

… and David shares more on that amusing tradition together with a Catalan Christmas calendar on his post: Catalan Traditions

5. Fiona is behind the website Scribbler in Seville, and we love her roundup of what to see in the city at this time of year – This year’s Christmas lights are fabulous and worth a visit in themselves! Take a look:  What to do in Seville over Christmas

6. This one is from Debs for all of you who want to enjoy a little bit of Spain from your own country, a wonderful recipe to make your very own Turrón at home: Turrón Recipe to try at home and here she tells her own hilarious account of what this time of year is like as a foreigner among the locals in her village: Christmas Past

7. No trip to Spain is complete without learning some new words in Spanish, so we think this festive roundup from Jane is worth keeping: A to Z of Spanish Christmas 

8. Lisa runs the Family Life in Spain website, helping people settle into their new life here in Andalusia. We love her take on what it’s like to be a foreigner in Spain at Christmas, it’s an old one but a good one! Going over the top at Christmas

9. Also talking about Christmas as foreigner in Spain, Lorna takes us in this post to Cordoba where you can see some beautiful nativity scenes hidden inside small churches: Christmas in Cordoba

10. And now to Alicante, a magical city by the beach where Santa has his special house by the sea. Tradition has it that each year a boat is filled with gifts and Spanish oranges to take to the Netherlands: A Magical Christmas in Alicante

11. Carol takes us to Barcelona in her roundup of the best Christmas Markets in Barcelona and where to see the Christmas Lights in the city

We hope you enjoy this roundup, and remember if you would like to suggest an article to add then just click here to tweet us @TomaTours1 or leave a comment on our Facebook page here

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