Tomorrow is January 6th, so that means that even the longest holiday celebrations are officially coming to an end. I started the holidays in Barcelona, and finished off home in California. So here are some of my photo highlights.
The first sign the holidays had started was, of course, Barcelona’s amazing Christmas lights. I even got them on my street this year! Here are some of my favorites that I haven’t posted yet:
Next, I caught the Christmas special show at the Font Màgic – the Magic Fountain. It was a changing light show set to the tune of everything from traditional Catalan holiday tunes to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey.
On my last night, I stopped by the Sagrada Familia to see the special Nativity scene light show. They lit up the scene carved into the side of the church with moving lights.
I also snapped a couple of photos of fun holiday decorations around my office, as well as the traditional caganer – the pooing man. In Catalunya, it’s an honor to have a figurine of yourself poking, so only people like the royals and the fútbol stars get their own caganers.
And then when I got home, I went to see my city’s big tourist attraction – the Mission Inn Festival of Lights. The Mission Inn is a fancy hotel done in the style of the California missions. It’s actually one of the top historic hotels in the United States. During the holidays, it gets lit up with 3.6 million lights.
Hope you enjoyed the photos as well as your holiday celebrations, wherever you are!
P.S. If you haven’t noticed yet, I updated my URL to just holayessica.com (no more WordPress). New year, new(ish) name.