Carol concerts, glittering lights and a healthy dose of consumerism: in many respects Christmas in Spain is a thoroughly familiar experience.
But alongside the cute craft markets and the ice skating rinks, there are some traditions that mark this time of year in Spain as unique.
So if you're lucky to be in the country, why not also check out Barcelona's mysterious 'crapping' Christmas logs? Or you could put on a silly wig and play a prank on Spain's very own version of April Fools Day, held on December 28th.
Then there is the craziness of Spanish Christmas cribs — a world unto itself which has to be seen to be believed.
Check out these activities and many more in The Local's gallery of the top 12 things to do in Spain at Christmas.