Activity program

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències.

(Programming is subject to change)

Christmas market schedule

Every day: from December 14th  to January 6th: 11.30am to 9.00pm (except days with special hours).

Days with special hours:

  • From December 17th to 21st: 11.30am to 7pm. (Children's area and multi-adventure area closed, will be opened only by prior appointment for groups).
  • December 14th and 25th and January 1st : 5 to 9 p.m.
  • January 6th: 12 to 7 p.m. 
  • December 24th and 31st and January 5th: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

General activities

  • Handmade Christmas market with more than 35 booths with a beautiful Christmas decoration, where you will find very special gifts.
  • Food trucks with a wide gastronomic offer.
  • Solidarity Corner: where different ONG's will present their work.
  • Bethlehem with more than 50 figures made by master craftsmen. Every Saturday and Sunday a different trade will be shown: carpenter, blacksmith, stonemason, cutter, carver, etc.
  • Christmas village in miniature where scenes from the town of Santa Claus will be shown, with beautiful Christmas details, with characters and attractions in motion.
  • Christmas Photocall: to make funny photos with friends and family.



Collection of letters

  • Santa will walk the Christmas market on his sleigh and pick up the children's letters.
    • December 15, 16, 22, 23: 2pm and 7:30 pm.
    • December 25: Santa's farewell at 7:30 p.m.
  • A royal emissary will collect the children's letters and send them to the Eastern Wise men.
    • 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of January: 5 to 6:30 pm

Special activities children's area EVERY DAY


  • Puppet theater: 6.30 and 8.30 pm. Puppet sessions of 30 minutes approx.
  • Workshops:
    • Globoflexia: 11.30am to 12.30m and 5 to 6 pm
    • Paint, color and cut Christmas: 11.30 to 2 pm and 5 to 9.30 pm
  • Children's area: a playroom with board games, puzzles, musical structures and skill games.


  • Eco-friendly children's area: children can enjoy hand-made attractions, trampolines, minigolf, fair games and pedal trains. Price: 2.5€ / ticket. Promotion: 6€ /2 hours.
  • Multi-adventure zone: circuit where boys and girls, from 7 years old, will enjoy adventure and action, in a circuit with 15 obstacles, archery, laser games or ecological cars. and equipped with all the protections. Ticket 3€/10 minutes just one activity. Promotion: 7€/40 minutes and adults who accompany children only pay 3€ and can access all activities.

General activities children's area PARTICULAR DAYS


  • Workshops: cantajuegos, maquillaje y circo: from December 14 to January 6: 11:30 and 5pm.
  • Traveling shows:

December 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd and 25th:

  • Elf and the ball: 12m and 5pm
  • Santa Claus on pedal sleigh: 1.30pm and 7pm
  • Stiletto on stilts: 8.30pm

December 29th, 30th, 1st, 4th and 6th:

  • Alice in Wonderland: 12m, 1.30pm, 5pm, 7pm and 8.30pm.
  • Musical performance: traditional songs with Pep Gimeno 'Botifarra' and his show 'Ja arriba Nadal': December 15th and 30th, at 7pm.