Christmas lights subsidies include interior display lighting

CHRISTMAS STREET LIGHTS SUBSIDIES. The application period for Barcelona Christmas street lights subsidies is now open.



The application period for Barcelona Christmas street lights subsidies is now open. There is a new category this year for shop window display lighting, in addition to street lights. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 July 2018.

Christmas lights are a way for Barcelona City Council and retail associations to promote the local and citywide retail trade. Both street lights and those for shop window displays help to create a festive atmosphere and brighten up the streets over the festive season.

Two lines of subsidies

The call for Christmas lights subsidies is different this year in that retailers’ associations can also apply for subsidies for shop interior displays. There are two types of subsidies:

  • Christmas lights in city streets.
  • Christmas lights inside the window displays of establishments belonging to the associations.

You can consult the call terms and conditions and get the forms you need to submit at Barcelona City Council Christmas subsidies.

Association projects may be submitted in person at the district Citizen Help and Information Offices (OAC) or online using the Barcelona City Council Procedures Portal.

Please remember that in the case of projects for street lights, the quotes of authorised companies must include descriptions of the decorations, the stretches of the streets to be decorated, the type of lighting technology and graphic images of the designs. If the budgets are equal to or more than €15,000, quotes will have to be obtained from at least three companies. The documentation that has to be submitted must also include the quote of the company chosen as well as those of other companies consulted.