Attention shoppers, it's time again for one of Barcelona's most popular and anticipated events in the lead-up to Christmas. Passeig de Gràcia is once again the scene for a night of surprises and shopping, and this year pays tribute to the spirit and the aesthetic of the Gauche Divine, a movement in the '60s and '70s of intellectuals and artists that opened Barcelona up to the cultural avant-garde and marked the city forever.
This eighth edition of The Shopping Night Barcelona is a chance to shop-hop through the stores of the Eixample, which stay open until 1am for the occasion, and to enjoy the fun activities and shows lined up along the avenue. For the night, the shops along Passeig de Gràcia re-create the look and feel of '60s and '70s Barcelona, and you'll get the same happening in the street, where you'll find loads of activities going on.
You'll find a temporary photography exhibition called 'Barcelona sixties, cuatro contactos', which looks for similarities and differences between the work of photographers linked to the Gauche Divine and that of contemporary Barcelona artists. On the stage set up between C/Provença and Passeig de Gràcia they'll be reliving the ambience of the Bocaccio discotheque – a regular meeting point for the members of the Gauche Divine – with live music all night from DJs and influencers The Tripletz, DJ Música Divina, and the groups Coming Soon and Conttra.
As in previous years, if you fancy a bit of soup with proceeds going to charity, and cooked by Carme Ruscalleda and Raül Balam, get in the queue at the Mandarin Hotel. And you won't go hungry with the big gastronomy area featuring 14 food trucks and live music in addition to the long list of activities along Passeig de Gràcia, including concerts, dance performances, skaters taking photos of pedestrians, giant balls with acrobats and models inside dressed from the era, a photocall, parades, and more.