Christmas celebrations in Bilbao

Christmas celebrations in Bilbao really only start to kick off when a large, well-known department store in the city centre decorates its windows with Christmas lights and figures and the street lights (tiny typically-Bilbao-blue lights) are switched on. Christmas is a time of hope and secrets just waiting to be discovered, when shops and streets on and around Gran Vía and the Old Quarter or Casco Viejo look the best they have done all year as they attract eager customers and display their most tantalising goods.

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