13 Most Beautiful Spanish Christmas Traditions

If you are spending Christmas in Spain for the first time, you will notice a few differences in how the holiday is celebrated here compared to other parts of the world.

Christmas carols or “villancicos” as they are referred to in Spain originate from medieval songs called “canto de Villano’s.”

The Christmas Lights in Malaga

As the temperatures start to drop in the lead-up to Christmas, the holiday season in Spain is the time of year when grandma is in the kitchen baking delicious Christmas sweets and cookies.

Christmas Nativity Scenes in Andalusia

Creating a nativity scene in the town square at Christmas is a Spanish tradition that dates back seven centuries and it’s one of the most famous Spanish Christmas traditions.