Christmas in Zaragoza, endless activities!

Posted December 20, 2016 by zaragozaturismo in Culture

There are only a few days left to celebrate Christmas and school holidays are approaching… We know that many of you are looking for plans to enjoy with children while they await the arrival of Santa Claus. Zaragoza is full of Christmas activities to be enjoyed in family. Here you’ll find a summary so that you don’t miss anything!


Nativity Scene

Did you know that Zaragoza is the city of Spain with the biggest Nativity scene with life-size figures? Located in the Plaza del Pilar, heart of the city during Christmas time, each year this nativity scene receives hundreds of thousands of visitors. In total, 100 figures that recreate the tradition and add life to a space where, in addition, are traditional scenes of Aragonese trades. Opening hours: From 11 to 14 h and from 16 to 21 h. Entrance free.

In our tourism offices, we will inform you about other cribs that you can visit in Zaragoza, located in different places of the city, pass by and ask us!


Christmas Market

zaragoza-navidadNext to the Nativity scene you will find a great variety of offer of handicraft and gastronomy in the wooden booths installed on the Plaza of the Pilar. In them you will find typical products of food such as hot chocolate, churros, turron, roast potatoes… as well as a variety of hand-made  decoration, toys and jewellery products… You will find for sure the perfect gift for this Christmas!  Opening hours: from 11:00 to 22:00 h. Saturday and holidays from 11:00 h. to 24:00 h.

In addition, the Plaza of the Pilar during these days is the stage of a broad cultural offer: regional music, puppets, storytelling, carols, choirs… Click here to check the programme.

Wishing tree

Go to the Plaza del Pilar and deposit your good resolutions for the new year until December 31 at the wishing tree located in the center of the square. Opening hours: from 17:30 h. to 19:30 h. from Monday to Friday. 11:30 h. to 13:30 h. and from 17:30 h. to 19:30 h Saturdays and public holidays.

Ecological pony rides

This is one of the great attractions for kids this Christmas! Opening hours: 11:00 h to 14:00 and 17:00 h to 22:00 h. PRICE: 2 euros

Snow Park Adventure

This year, the kids have a new leisure area for Christmas: the Snow Park Adventure located behind the tourism office on the Plaza del Pilar. It’s composed by an adventure track and a zip line. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 h to 14:00 h. and from 16:00 h. to 22:00 h. Price: adventure track:  4€/ Adventure track + zip line: 6€.

trineosSledge track

The kids, and not so kids will be able to go sledding on the icy mountains located on Goya’s fountain, with the beautiful Cathedral of el Salvador in the background.  Opening hours: From Monday to Sunday: 10:00 h. to 14:00 h. and 16:00 h to 22:00 h. Price: single sled 4€/ 3 rides. Double sled: price: 6€ / 3 rides

To glide across the ice of the largest covered skating rink in Zaragoza is one of the experiences that you have to live this Christmas. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00h to 14:00h and from 15:00h to 22:00 h. Price: 6€ / 1 hour.

Here you will find the complete Christmas agenda.

Enjoy Christmas time in Zaragoza!


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