Who will you come as?

Carnival Costumes

Although not obligatory, you may feel left out if you’re not in Costume for the Sitges Carnival, so before you pack, make sure you head down to the costume shop to pick up something suitable. Not everyone has to do drag…as some of these photos prove. Such an angel!

Carnival Costumes

Superheroes always work well… and there’s no “Gay’er” duo that these two.

Carnival Costumes

Of course you don’t have to go to too much trouble. We do like the pink mask though.

Carnival Costumes

And don’t worry, there will be plenty of straight boys dressed up as centurions, monsters and gangsters wearing less and less as the night goes on. Finally we most of the hotels in Sitges are now nearly fully booked for Carnival. Check out AndysRooms.com for last minute offers.

Sitges Half Marathon

Sitges Mini Marathon

The 25th Annual Sitges Mini Marathon takes place this Sunday, the 13th of January. The race kicks off at 10:00 am. At the Paseo de la Ribera. The arrival of the first runner is expected at 11:05 am.

Winter Flights Increase for Barcelona

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During the winter season, Barcelona Airport has seen an expansion in services on direct routes linking it to North America, Asia and Europe.

Delta Airlines, Air Transat, Turkish Airlines, SAS and Carglux have announced they will continue to operate some of the flights in the summer and will offer others with a greater frequency. The aim is to meet the demand for direct intercontinental passenger and air freight flights.

Delta Airlines, which links Barcelona with Atlanta only in the summer, will continue to operate the route between 1 November and 31 March with four weekly flights. It will also maintain six flights a week to New York.

Turkish Airlines is planning to increase the number of flights to Istanbul from four to seven, in other words, one a day.

For a full list of airlines check out the Getting Here section on Gay Sitges Guide.

Win an Armani Phone

Win an Armani Phone

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Carnival – The Party Doesn’t Stop!

Yesterday’s video blog lead to over 100 emails from people asking us how busy Sitges is in January?…. Well.. As you saw, the streets are packed… and the bars are even busier! Every Gay Bar in Sitges will be open and the clubs will be open every night. Its like July in January!

If you don’t believe us, just take a look at this second video blog that features just a handful of the photos Gay Sitges Guide took during last year’s Carnival in Feb….

Three Kings Festival Parade

Three Kings Parade 2008

The Three Kings Parade took place in Parc Can Bota in Sitges on Saturday evening to a packed street audience.

Three Kings Parade 2008

People lined the streets to watch as horsemen threw sweets in celebration of the arrival of the Kings.

Three Kings Parade 2008

View the full gallery on Gay Sitges Guide Photos Section, here.

Three Kings Parade 2008

Later on the bars were busy with locals and tourists comming to the end of their Christmas Holidays.

Three Kings Parade 2008

Watch out this week for the start of the Winter Sales in Spain. Its time to shop!

Comodin Grand Spectacular

Comodin Grand Spectacular

Tonight, on Three Kings Eve, you can take in the “Grand Spectacular” at Comodin! Drag Shows don’t get any more Catalan than this!

Carnival Calendar – Sitges 2008

Carnival Program of Events 2008

Here is a preliminary list of events being held in the Bars and Restaurants. We can recommend the items marked in Bold and they will be featured and photographed extensively by Gay Sitges Guide.

Carnival Program of Events 2008

Air, Parrots, Privilege, Bourbons Bar, Bar Azul and El Horno are also open every day.

For full details visit Gay Sitges Guide’s Carnival Page.

Three Kings Festival

Three Kings Parade

While most of the world has already begun packing up the Christmas ornaments, throwing out the tree, and finding a place for all of their gifts, Catalans are continuing the celebration. January 6, Three King’s Day, is the long awaited day in which the three Kings bring their gifts. On January 5, the Three Kings parade will take place. Later, before going to bed, children leave their shoes out in a visible spot in the house or on their balcony, and go to bed hoping that when they wake up they will find gifts left by Mechior, Gaspar, and Balthasar.

For breakfast or after lunch, families often have the typical dessert of the day, the “Roscón de los Reyes”, a large ring shaped cake that is decorated with candied fruits, symbolic of the emeralds and rubies that adorned the robes of the three kings. Somewhere inside the cake there is a surprise, and the person to find it will be crowned King or Queen of the house for the remainder of the day.

The parade will leave Parc de Can Bota from 6.30pm on the 5th and make its way through the town… Watch out for the guys in horses throwing sweets!