Christmas markets in Seville conquer the avenues, squares and spaces that the city has prepared for the occasion.
The city is decorated and receives the Christmas season with new features and without restrictions. Seville hosts a number of street markets during the festive season which add some variety and color to the normal high street shops and department stores, and are worth a browse around to see if you can pick up a bargain or something unusual.
Planning on some fun Christmas shopping?
With multiple markets to choose from, and gorgeous illuminations all around the city, here you can find everything – a great gift for yourself and your loved ones.
Feria del Belén
This year marks the 29th year of the Feria del Belén in Seville, but the market itself forms part of a festive tradition that has been present in homes all throughout Spain for much longer; the displaying of the nativity scene.
As one of the most important nativity markets of its type in the country, the main products you’ll find here are figurines and background materials to add to the nativity display. However, expect to see many ornate, handcrafted decorations for the Christmas tree too.
Feria de la Artesanía Creativa
Situated in the city center, right in front of the City Hall, the Feria de la Artesanía Creativa specializes in handcrafted pieces made by local craftsmen. Considered by many to be the most important seasonal market in the city, the products across almost 70 stands range from ceramics to jewellery, wooden toys to clothes, all done in typical Andalusian style.
Given its central location, this market is perhaps the busiest in all of Seville, but don’t let the crowds intimidate you. Get stuck in and you’re sure to come away with a great Christmas gift, something special and typical of Seville!
Where: Plaza Nueva
When: December 16th – January 5th
Mercado de Navidad Plaza de la Magdalena
The Plaza de la Magdalena will be filled with wooden huts this Christmas! Inside the huts you can find a wide range of Christmas items, unique gifts, handicrafts, jewelry and gourmet products ideal for these dates.
Apart from the classic gifts and handcrafts stalls, you can also enjoy some gastronomic stalls (chocolate con churros, chestnuts, …) to harmonize your evening strolls.
Where: Plaza de la Magdalena
When: December 1st – January 6th
Navidad en la Alameda de Hércules
A special Christmas market is located in one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, the Alameda.
In combining a traditional marketplace with a variety of attractions and special performances for the kids, this is a festive experience for the whole family! Expect Disney characters, pony rides, presents and many more seasonal surprises.
Where: Alameda de Hércules
When: December 15th – January 5th
Mercado de Navidad en las Setas de Sevilla
This Christmas market called “Setalandia, a Christmas of stories” takes place under the wonderful wooden structure of Las Setas de Sevilla.
The market features a wide variety of wooden stalls where you can find crafts, Christmas decorations, toys, accessories and food. There also a multitude of activities, such as the Santa Claus House, the Royal Postman, a storyteller, children’s face painting, a kids’ theater, a merry-go-round, a mini Ferris wheel, and a Christmas train!
Where: Plaza de la Encarnación
When: November 30th – January 7th
Exposición de Dulces de Conventos de Clausura
The traditional Exhibition of Sweets of Cloistered Convents of the Archdiocese of Seville represents a unique opportunity to get to know and purchase these little (and delicious!) treasures of Sevillian convent confectionery, with recipes that date back centuries in most cases…
The visiting hours are from 10:00 to 19:00 and you can enter the Alcázar through the Patio de Banderas.
A total of 19 convents are participating:
- 7 are from Seville capital: San Leandro (Agustinas), Santa Inés (Clarisas), Santa Paula (Jerónimas), Madre de Dios (Dominicas), San Clemente (Cistercienses), Santa Ana (Carmelitas) and Santa María de Jesús (Clarisas).
- 12 from the province: Jerónimas de Constantina and Morón, the Poor Clares of Alcalá, Estepa, Marchena, Morón and Carmona, the Dominican Sisters of Bormujos, the Discalced Mercedarian Sisters of Marchena and Osuna, the Franciscan Conceptionists of Osuna and the Carmelite Sisters of Utrera.
The purpose of this event is to give visibility to the gastronomic heritage of the cloistered convents and offer a route to promote the purchase of sweets, thus contributing to the support of religious congregations and the preservation of their historical and artistic heritage.
Where: Alcázar de Sevilla (entrance through Patio de Banderas)
When: December 5th – December 9th
Mercado Navideño de Nervión
This Christmas market is located outside Nervión Plaza, a large shopping mall just a few minutes’ ride from the city center. Since its inauguration in 2011, the market has been rapidly gaining popularity.
Much like the other traditional markets in the city, the goods on sale here are handcrafted traditional pieces of jewellery, art and clothing. What sets this particular market apart are the uniquely decorated log cabins that serve as stalls for the vendors. Each cabin has a special design that is, until the last moment, kept a well-guarded secret!
Where: Avenida Luis de Morales
When: December 3rd – January 5th
Feria de productos locales Sabores de Navidad
Right before the Christmas holiday, the fair offers the opportunity to taste and purchase in a fabulous setting a wide variety of top quality local food products.
Here you can find the best products that the small businessmen of the Seville region elaborate, produce and manufacture with all their effort and dedication. All are available for you to purchase and bring them back home. An example of these products are Christmas sweets, oils, olives, meat and dairy products…
The event offers gathers a total of 37 exhibiting companies from different sectors of the food industry.
Where: Diputación de Sevilla (Avenida Menéndez Pelayo 32)
When: December 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th
Zoco del Parque de María Luisa
What better plan than strolling through the park between the stalls and browsing the items on display. You can also discover a wide range of winter plans, such as craft workshops and photo booth to immortalize snapshots with the elves of the market.
This year’s edition presents new exhibitors with products that complement the traditional ones, resulting in a new range of gifts and brands.
Where: Parque de María Luisa (Avenida Don Pelayo)
When: December 16th and 17th
This article is part of a complete tutorial about Christmas in Seville where you can read all the information you need to enjoy the best Christmas holidays in Seville.
Here is a complete summary of all the guide:
1. Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas in Seville
2. 10 things to do in Seville for Christmas
3. 7 cool things to do on New Year’s Eve in Seville
4. Celebrate Three Kings’ Day in Seville attending the parade
5. The best Christmas markets in Seville
6. 10 special Christmas gift ideas from Seville
7. My favorite 5 Spanish Christmas treats in Seville
8. Experience the Seville Christmas lights walk