TOP 10 things to do in Sitges
1. Try Sitges Xató (November 2017 to April 2018)
From the month of November to the month of April, you’ll find the traditional Xató winter salad at many restaurants in Sitges. And if you’d like to enjoy it in the purest Sitgetan style, order it along with a selection of assorted omelets.
Visit the website: www.rutadelxato.com
This year’s ambassador, chef Oriol Castro from the Disfrutar Restaurant, just won his 2nd Michelin Star.
2. 28th diorama and nativity scene exhibition (22th December 2017 to 7th January 2018)
From December 22th until January 7th, at the Palau del Rei Moro, you can visit the 28th Diorama and Nativity Scene Exhibition. The opening will take place immediately following the Midnight Mass the night of the 24th.
Carrer d’en Bosc, 14
Weekdays and Saturday from 18:00 to 20:00.
Holidays and Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 20:00.
3. Christmas Park (27th December 2017 to 5th January 2018)
The children’s park is back, designed for kids between the ages of 3 and 12, with multiple activities like workshops, bouncy houses, game zones, and handicrafts throughout the Christmas season.
This year, the Christmas Park’s theme will be based on the North Pole, melting icecaps and environmental awareness for the little ones at home.
The Christmas Park is organized at the Pins Vens Sports Pavillion on the following days:
December 2017: 27, 28, 29 30 (all day) and 31 (morning only)
January 2018: 2, 3, 4 (all day) and 5 (morning only)
Opening hours: Morning from 11:00 to 14:00
Afternoon from 17:00 to 20:00
Ticket prices will be:
. Morning: 4€
. Afternoon: 4€
. All day: 6€
4. The Royal Mailmen Visit Sitges (3rd to 4th January, 2018)
Their Royal Majesties’ three emissaries will be arriving in Sitges to receive the letters containing all of our little ones’ holiday wishes.
This event will take place in the lobby of the Town Hall from 18:00 to 20:00.
5. Three Kings Parade in Sitges (5th January, 2018)
Three Kings Night is a special night all around the world, and Sitges couldn’t be an exception! On January 5th, the great Parade will be arriving to travel the town’s streets with the Kings Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar and their respective entourages.
The 3 Kings Parade will begin at six in the evening starting from the Miramar Cultural Center. Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar and their entourages will continue their route via the Vidal Quadres Baluard Bastion, Port de N’alegre, Rafael Llopart, Sant Damià, Santiago Rusiñol, Jesús, Illa de Cuba, Sant Gaudenci, Sant Josep, Parellades, Cap de la Vila Square, Major and Town Hall Square.
They will then be welcomed at the Town Hall by Mayor Miquel Forns, who will hand them the keys to the town so they can take the gifts to everyone’s home. Before getting to work, they will receive the letters from the hands of all the little ones full of hopes and dreams.
6. Acquathlon Crossing (Aiguadolç Marina) (7 January)
The Club Natació Sitges (CNS-Sitges Swim Club) organizes this popular and festive event aimed at promoting sports during the “Christmas Holidays” in order to raise awareness about Sitges’ sporting tradition and the activities carried out year round at the CNS.
There will be two different events, a Swim Crossing and an Acquathlon (Swimming + Athletics). This event is supported by the Sitges Town Council’s Sports Department and the Sitges Aiguadolç Marina.
7. Sitges Half Marathon (14 January)
The 35th Sitges Half Marathon and 7th Quarter Marathon will be held on Sunday 14th January.
The starting gun will be fired at 10:00 and the time limit is 2 hours and 30 minutes from the start of the race.
The starting gun will be fired at 9:00 and the time limit is 1 hour and 15 minutes from the start of the race.
In addition, this year, for the first time, there will be children’s races on Saturday.
More information at: http://www.mitjasitges.cat/
8. Family Tourism in Sitges
Taking a walk around Sitges with the family is sharing experiences and enjoying the proximity of the sea, the seafront boulevard, shopping and leisure venues like the Terramar Gardens, Can Robert Park, Hort de Can Falç and Can Ferratges, seaside swings, mini-golf, the skate-park, paddle boats at the beach, climbing spaces, horseback and pony riding, and basketball courts and soccer fields. The museums offer special discounts and proposals for children in order to get to know the local traditions and culture.
9. Activities and the Museums
During the month of January, and continuing with the Christmas activities at Sitges’ Museums, there will be a children’s workshop entitled Letter to the Kings. A classic for these dates where your little ones can create and decorate their own gift and good will list for their majesties. The event is scheduled for the 3rd and, since it’s the first Wednesday of the year, it will also include, like the first Wednesday of every month, free admission to Sitges’ museums.
The arrival of 2018 will also mean the return of the monthly, guided tours of the Sitges parish church, including a visit all the way up its bell tower.
10. Go out for a day of shopping in Sitges
Shopping is an essential part of Sitges’ tourist services on offer, having such a wide variety of top quality establishments. Most of the businesses are small shops with a family atmosphere and unique products, which steer clear of all the standard options. Establishments looking for originality and modernity. Plus the town has free opening hours and many establishments open on both Sundays and holidays.
The main shopping area, with shops especially dedicated to fashion and accessories, is found around the streets in the center of town.