As in much of the rest of the world, there's a minor festival taking place on the 25th December 2011 celebrating the coming of the world's most famous carpenter. (Not Karen, in case you were wondering). The best of the Christmas markets is the one set up in the shadow of the Gothic Cathedral where around 300 stalls will sell a mix of festive goodies and decorations - including the infamous 'Caganers' (you'll easily recognise this cheeky peasant as he is squatting done doing a number 2! For good luck apparently...). Also fun is the Christmas Day Harbour Swim which starts at noon in Port Vell and sees brave participants take an icy dip.

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