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Sales after Christmas

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Haifa, Israel
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Sales after Christmas

Hi,

We're 2 couples planning a trip to Barcelona during December-January for one week/weekend, the main reason for traveling is to catch both Christmas lights, and enjoy the sales after christmas.

Since we started planing this we came to realize we're not sure there are crazy sales in Barcelona after christmas. couldn't find decent info about this.

So any advice? When would be the best time to go?

Thanks

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1. Re: Sales after Christmas

The main sales in Barcelona are indeed after Christmas but the Christmas season doesn't end here until January 6th with most sales starting the day after. The reason is because that is the main date for exchanging presents in Spain. You might see some sales starting earlier but the big "crazy sales" if from January 7th.

Haifa, Israel
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2. Re: Sales after Christmas

Thanks Sputrip!

Let me see if I got this straight - if we get to barcelona during 9th - 12th of Jan, we should get sales and Christmas lights? or do those "go off" after Christmas...?

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3. Re: Sales after Christmas

I am afraid not. You will only get the sales as Christmas lights last until the 6th of January. That is when the season ends.

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4. Re: Sales after Christmas

Ok. That's very valuable info.

BTW When do the Christmas lights begin?

O Savinao, Galicia
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5. Re: Sales after Christmas

The law on periods for sales in Shops has been lifted. So you may find sales in shops at any time of the year.

News about this (in Spanish)

ideasclave.es/nueva-legislacion-sobre-horari…

elperiodico.com/es/noticias/economia/gobiern…

Barcelona, Spain
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6. Re: Sales after Christmas

Shops already were doing special promotions (El Corte inglés does lots) but I think big discounts will still start on 7th January for items that are common gifts at Epiphany. This year the discounts were big from the start of the sales and the "segundas rebajas", further reductions, came very fast.

It's true that for summer sales 1st July is less of a significant date.

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7. Re: Sales after Christmas

Noam:

Christmas lights usually go on Dec. 1.

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