Festive Season

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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, Jesús Caballero, has added a festive twist to the restaurant’s modern Mediterranean cuisine with special tasting menus and a seasonal afternoon tea.

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Gran Vía Ballroom

Rooftop Garden


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.

This year we will also celebrate Sant Esteve with a typical catalan lunch. 

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

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- Celebrate Christmas in Gran Vía Ballroom

- Celebrate Christmas in Rooftop Garden

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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 2024.

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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- Celebrate New Year Eve in Gran Vía Ballroom

- Celebrate New Year Eve in Rooftop Garden


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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

Amar Barcelona

Don’t miss the special menus for the Festive Season at Amar Barcelona. Enjoy the best Mediterranean and seafood gastronomy of chef Rafa Zafra and El Palace Barcelona.

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 5:00 the space will offer a live music concert and DJ

The price is €200, those attending the New Year's Eve dinner at the hotel will be able to access for €100.

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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.

Our Rooftop Garden transforms itself into a beautiful village full of lights for the Festive season, inspired by northern European small towns where you will be surrounded by the magic of the season.

Christmas Cinema

Christmas Cinema returns to the 7th floor Rooftop Garden, 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.


Art & Drink

This festive season, create your own Christmas Card for your loved ones, attending our special Christmas Art & Drinks, with the illustrator Joel Miñana, while enjoying 2 cocktails made with Grey Goose.


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 24th November, El Palace Barcelona’s Christmas-themed Afternoon Tea will be served in the historical Hall of the hotel, with live music by pianist with a repertoire of classic and contemporary Christmas songs.


Santa Claus

Look out for a special guest who might pay a surprise enjoying the christmas afternoon tea in El Hall. 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.


Christmas Market

Looking for that special gift this Christmas? 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. Sip on warming mulled wine while exploring the stalls filled with gift ideas.


Chalet El Palace

Travel to the Alps without leaving Barcelona. From November 23rd, the Rooftop Garden’s pergola will becone a cozy Alpine wooden cabin decorated with checkered tablecloths and furs, transporting you to a mountain hut where to enjoy traditional Alpine dishes such as raclette, fondue and much more!


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 20th 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 20th 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.

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Our Rooms and Suites

You will need more that a day to enjoy Barcelona and all our activities. Book your room for christmas at El Palace Barcelona

Book your room for christmas at El Palace Barcelona

Tell us about your event by phone at +34 93 510 11 30 or by e-mail at reservas@hotelpalacebarcelona.com and we will help you personalise it.


Visit of the Royal Page

The page of their majesties, the Three Wise Men of the East, will receive the boys and girls with their letters while the parents enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea.

El Paje Real will be at the El Palace Hotel on January 2nd and 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Afternoon Tea with the Royal Page - Hotel El Palace Barcelona


Róscon de Reyes

For the first time, El Palace Barcelona makes available to those Barcelonans who wish it, a roscón de reyes prepared by its pastry chef, inside which multiple surprises await: stays at the hotel with dinner and breakfast included, afternoon tea, cake & bubbles, menus at El Chalet El Palace or glasses of cava in the hotel's large hall.

The prizes will always be for two people and all the roscones will hide one.

The price of the roscón, 25 centimeters in diameter, is €50 and can be reserved now at palace@hotelpalacebarcelona.com to pick it up on January 5th or 6th.

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Roscon de Navidad - Hotel El Palace Barcelona