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Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year

With the city's Christmas lighting, El Palace Barcelona kicks off a lively schedule of activities and experiences to celebrate this magical time of year.

The festive season is a time of sparkle and merriment, when the Christmas spirit spreads throughout the hotel and sets the scene for an unforgettable celebration. Entering through the festive red entrance way, guests will be immediately transported into a festive atmosphere by the hotel’s signature Christmas tree flanked by Nutcracker soldiers. This year, the Christmas decorations are designed in a classic theme of rich reds, vibrant greens, and golden accents and are echoed throughout the hotel.

In the heart of the city, El Palace Barcelona is the place to be this season, welcoming guests to enjoy the festivities, including the open-air rooftop Christmas cinema, traditional Christmas market, live music, and seasonal Christmas and New Year’s dishes. The talented Chef, Daniel Padró, has added a festive twist to the restaurant’s modern Mediterranean cuisine with special tasting menus and a seasonal afternoon tea.

Don’t forget your four-legged friends! Lulu, the hotel’s Pet Relations Manager has a special Christmas outfit set aside and is ready to welcome new friends with special festive dog treats she whipped up with our Pastry team.

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Gala Dinner or Christmas Lunch

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the most important dates of these holidays. We suggest you spend them, with your family in the most emblematic hotel in Barcelona.

Our chef has created our festive menus, showcasing the best Mediterranean cuisine for a perfect setting for festive celebrations.

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Christmas at Hotel El Palace Barcelona


Let's party!

Say goodbye to the year at El Palace Barcelona with all the illusions set in the new 2023.

Whether you prefer to do so from the solemnity of our emblematic Gran Via room or if you prefer the wonderful views of our Rooftop Garden, the gastronomy and the live music, you will accompany on this magical night.

For the new year eve, you will be welcomed for a cocktail with live singer in The Great Hall. Thenyou will be invited to join your table in Gran Via Ballroom or in the Rooftop Garden.

During the dinner, you will enjoy live music all night.

At midnight you will follow the countdown on full screen. Those how have reserved in the rooftop will be able to see the firework of Barcelona.

Our Bluesmann Cocktail Bar will be set for all of you who wants to practice their moves.


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New Year Eve at Hotel El Palace Barcelona


Our proposals for groups

After the year we’ve all had, there’s nothing better than using Christmas as an excuse to celebrate the year with your friends, clients or colleagues.

Let us give you great food and a great atmosphere, and you can bring great company.

We have designed several proposals so that these celebrations have the best of our gastronomy and the most Christmas atmosphere.

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Christmas party por groups at Hotel El Palace Barcelona

Grand Christmas Concert

Escolanía de Montserrat

L’Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe composed of more than fifty nine- to fourteen-year-old boys, will perform in El Palace Barcelona’s Gran Vía ballroom on 21st December at 8:00 p.m.


All profits will be donated to Casa Guadalupe and Mission Education.

Charity Concert by the Escolanía de Montserrat

This season, El Palace Barcelona will host a charity Grand Christmas Concert by L’Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe composed of more than fifty nine- to fourteen-year-old boy sopranos and altos based at the 13the century Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, near Barcelona. Taking place in the majestic Gran Via Ballroom, the concert will be held on 21st December at 8pm and will be followed by cocktails and dinner.

The Escolanía de Montserrat is a liturgical choir as well as a vocal training and Christian education centre for the boys who perform in the choir. Based in the heart of Catalonia, it has revived the centuries-old tradition of the Benedictine school that originated in the 13th century and is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Europe.

The Christmas Concert will last 1.5 hours and will include a selection of songs from Escolania de Montserrat’s classic repertoire and traditional Catalan songs, including Angelus ad Pastores by P. Narcís Casanoves, Nigra Sum by Pau Casals, Ave María by Franz Schubert, Welcome and El cant del ocells by Bernat Vivancos, and Tres nadales catalanes from “El nostre Nadal” by Francesc Civil. The choir will be conducted by Llorenç Castelló, with accompanying piano music provided by Vicenç Prunés Lloret.

At the end of the concert, a cocktail dinner will be served in the Great Hall. Dishes will include  rice paper crudités with satay peanut sauce, foie gras, curd cheese, and hazelnut mousse, crab burger on a brioche bun, beef tartare and cured egg yolk, salmon tataki, Iberian ham croquettes,  as well as a selection of wines, beers, and soft drinks.

All profits will be donated to two NGOs, Casa Guadalupe (www.casaguadalupe.es), located in Sabadell and Terrassa (Barcelona), which helps pregnant women at risk of social exclusion of any race, religion, and social condition, who lack sufficient economic, personal and/or family resources, and Mission Education whose  educational projects in Lebanon guarantee access for students from all backgrounds to a high-quality education.

The dress code is festive elegance. Tickets can be purchased for €150 per person by email at palace@hotelpalacebarcelona.com.

Amar Barcelona

For the first time, the new Amar Barcelona from Chef Rafa Zafra offers two special menus for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve celebrations.

New Year Eve Party

Bluesman Cocktail Bar

And what could be better than celebrating the end of the year in one of the most authentic spaces in the city, which is also one of Ronnie Wood's favorite places? Going down to the Bluesman Cocktail Bar is immersing yourself in the elegant and clandestine atmosphere of an exclusive speakeasy. Noble woods, velvets and lights in amber tones wrap this delicious vintage English-style cocktail bar with original distillates of the time. The space owes its name to the painting that hangs on one of its walls, a gift from the guitarist of the Rolling Stones, a regular customer of the hotel who has come to play on this stage.

From 00:30 to 2:00 the space will offer a live music concert by Gigi Mc Farlane, with disco versions from the 80s to now, and from 2:00 until 05:00 a.m DJ Parker will take over.

The price is €150, those attending the New Year's Eve dinner at the hotel will be able to access half price.

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New Year Eve Bluesman Cocktail Bar Hotel El Palace Barcelona

Christmas Activities

The hotel renews its proposals and ideas to offer a winter in renewed classicism in which surprising things will happen, thought not only for guests, but also for the people of Barcelona who, at this time of year, live the city more.

Christmas Market

Looking for that special gift this Christmas? From Friday 16th until 19th December, El Palace Barcelona is proud to bring together a curated selection of local artisans and craftsman transferring the atmosphere of northern European Christmas markets to the center of Barcelona.

The Christmas Market is free and does not require a prior reservation. Sip on warming mulled wine while exploring the stalls filled with lebkuchen, locally produced jamón iberico, as well as exclusive unisex perfumes by Carner Barcelona which encapsulate the essence of the city!


Christmas Cinema

Back by popular demand, the famous Christmas Cinema returns to the 7th floor Rooftop Garden of El Palace Barcelona.

Nestled amongst the fairy lights and snow-dusted pine trees, the four cozy double cabins are the perfect hideaway for the season, fitted with tartan blankets, cushions, and hot water bottles for guests to bundle up while they embrace the festive season and watch their favourite festive flicks.

Tickets include popcorn, Christmas snacks, a cup of hot chocolate, or Goosey mulled wine per person. 


Afternoon Christmas Tea

Nothing says Christmas more than a delicious sampling of the sweetest delicacies and pastries paired with a warming cup of tea. Starting on 25th November, El Palace Barcelona’s Christmas-themed Afternoon Tea will be served in the newly restored Great Hall. Live music by pianist Marta Muñoz on Fridays and Fer Tejero on Saturdays and Sundays will accompany the afternoon tea, with a repertoire of classic and contemporary Christmas songs.


Santa Claus

Look out for a special guest who might pay a surprise visit by the fireplace on Saturdays and Sundays from December 3rd to 18th and the night of the 24th.

Santa Claus can't resist our special sweets and treats for his reindeer.

All children will be able to deliver their letters to Santa Claus and take photos in the Hall.