You can complement your leisure by enjoying some culture, traditions or sports activities in January 2022, during your visit or stay in any province in Basque Country.

I have selected for you the Basque Culture events in January 2022 that I believe will make you understand and know the locals better.

It is very likely that the events have some adjustment due to the Covid-19 regulations. I did not forget it.


Enjoy Basque Culture in San Sebastian and Gipuzkoa in January 2022

  • Tàpies in Zabalaga. Exhibition focused on the large-format sculptures of the Catalan artist. Chillida Leku Museum. Free guided tour from June 12th to September 30th. From June 10th, 2021 to January 10th, 2022. In Hernani.
  • 24 hours: a day in Victoria. Details of life aboard the nao Victoria, in the first round the world. San Sebastian Basque Maritime Museum. From June 25th until January 9th, 2022.
  • Balenciaga: the elegance of the hat. Exhibition resulting from a joint investigation of the collections of hats of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum and the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. October 29th, 2021 to May 8th, 2022. In Getaria.
  • Transmissions. Selection of works from the museum’s educational project with international fashion design schools seeking: the introduction of new and revolutionary silhouettes. Balenciaga Museum. From December 3rd until February 7th. In Getaria.
  • Christmas Market. The Buen Pastor Cathedral Square and the Urumea riverside walk. Inspired by Centraleurope Christmas Markets, this Christmas Fair has a wide commercial offer, leisure space, its activities program…. From December 10th until January 9th.
  • Ice rink. Campaign: “Irun, capital of your Christmas.” 1,000 m2 outside of Ficoba. From December 10th to January 16th. In Irun.
  • Start of the season of the Basque Cider. Around January 15th. The main area in the Basque Country is in Astigarraga (near San Sebastian). There are some 51 Basque cider houses in Guipúzcoa, 10 in Vizcaya and 2 in Alava. The cider season begins on January 12th and runs until the end of April. In Astigarraga.
  • Presentation of the Getaria txakoli season. Coinciding with the festival of San Antón. Txakoli, anchovies and bonito. Basque sports, music and bertxolaris (Basque repentistas). January 17th. In Getaria.
  • Great Night of the Spanish Guitar. Rolando Saad, on guitar. Aranjuez Concert by Joaquín Rodrigo, El Amor Brujo by Falla and Carmen by Bizet. Kursaal Auditorium. January 18th.
  • Swan Lake. Royal Russian Ballet. Kursaal Auditorium. January 23rd.
Aitor Delgado in the Bilbao Guggenheim museum - The line of wit expo - Basque Culture January 2022

Aitor Delgado in the Bilbao Guggenheim museum – The line of wit exhibition

Basque Culture activities in Bilbao in January 2022

  • Exhibition “Ibarrola in the estuary, water, iron, fire and air”. Exhibition by the Basque Agustín Ibarrola (Basauri, 1930) with 17 large-format oil paintings and 20 drawings on maritime and industrial themes of the Bilbao Estuary. From May 11th until January 31st, 2022.
  • The line of wit. Selection of works from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s Own Collection whose common features are humor, wit and experimentation. From June 11th until January 16th.
  • Alice Neel: “People first.” A “collector of souls”. Bilbao Museum Guggenheim. From September 17th, 2021 to February 6th.
  • “Guernica” by Agustín Ibarrola. This new acquisition is an emblematic work of Basque art and of the painter’s production, and it was also one of the most significant episodes in the museum’s recent history. Museum of Fine Arts of BIlbao. From October 18th, 2021 until March 27th.
  • Women of abstraction. Contribution of women artists to abstraction. Exhibition that comes from the Center Pompidou in Paris. Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. From October 22nd, 2021 to February 27th.
  • Punta Galea ChallengeSurf Party. The only test in Europe of the 7 of the prestigious World Circuit of Big Waves of Surf, Big Wave Tour. From November 1st to March 31st. In Getxo.
  • Eduardo Chillida, Reflections / Anthony Caro, Open Secret: A dialog. Museum of Fine Arts. From November 4th, 2021 to January 30th.
  • The Arrue brothers in Paris. 2 large-format paintings of Basque prints awarded in Paris. Fine Arts Museum. From November 16th to March 27th.
  • Ice rink and slide. The ecological ice skating rink will have 800 square meters, in the Arenal Pier. The large slide has 6 lanes of movement, at the Ripa Pier. From November 25th to January 6th.
  • Nativity scenes from around the world exhibition. 13 traditional nativity scenes of different formats and styles. Museum of Steps. From December 1st until January 7th.
  • Traditional nativity scenes. The Church of San Nicolás, the Cathedral of Santiago, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, the Mercado de la Ribera, the Basque Museum and the Bilbao Maritime Museum show the public more than 50 nativity scenes composed of almost 800 handmade figures. From December 1st until January 7th.
  • Christmas Children’s Park. Bilbao Exhibition Centre. From December 21st to January 5th.
  • Les 7 Doigts: Passagers. A circus ode to travel. Contemporary Circus Company of Canada. Arriaga Theater. From January 21st to 23rd.
  • Candlelight. Classical music concerts by candlelight. Church of the Incarnation. From January 22nd to March 19th.
  • Without singing or ending: tour 2022. C. Tangana: El Madrileño. Bizkaia Arena BEC. January 29th. In Barakaldo.
Aitor Delgado in the Vitoria-Gasteiz Monumental Nativity - Basque Culture January 2022

Aitor Delgado in the Vitoria-Gasteiz Monumental Nativity

Basque Culture events in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Alava

  • Playing cards women producers: A living memory. The work carried out by these women stands out. Museo Fournier de Naipes de Alava. From March 24th until January 31st, 2022.
  • The relics of Martioda. A restored treasure. Museum of Fine Arts of Alava. From May 28th until January 16th, 2022.
  • XVIII International Cycle of Contemporary MusicBernaola Festival is an important cultural event whose objective is to spread the diversity of the music of the 21st century. Different places in the city: Artium, Jesús Guridi Conservatory of Music… From October 16th to February 5th, 2022.
  • VIII Aitzina Folk Festival. A solidarity festival since 2013 with a double mission: the dissemination of folk, with music, dance and workshops, and support for the fight to investigate a rare disease called ataxia telangiectasia. From November 29th, 2021 to January 2nd, 2021.
  • Articulated nativity scene. One of the few baroque nativity scenes with movement that are preserved today. Set of 73 pieces of which most are Rococo style. Church of Santa Maria de los Reyes. From December 1st, 2021 until February 6th. In Laguardia.
  • Monumental Nativity. Popular tradition since 1962. Composed of more than 200 human figures, buildings and hundreds of animals and accessories. Florida Park. From December 3rd until January 6th, 2022.
  • Lan Ta Lan Fair. Crafts Fair. Province Square. From December 12th to January 5th, 2022.
  • Christmas Farmers and Craft Market. Exhibition, sale and tasting of agricultural and livestock products mainly from Alava producers. Contest and exhibition of birds. Independence Street and Celedones de Oro Place (handi-craft); and Santa Barbara Square (farmers). From December 13th until January 6th, 2022.
  • Great ice rink. Slides and ice skating in La Florida Park. From December 17th to January 9th.
  • Christmas Children’s Park. Centro Cívico Hegoalde. From December 26th, 2021 to January 5th.

Basque Culture in Biarritz and French Basque Country in January 2022

  • Biarritz in the spotlight. Biarritz is adorned with light with illuminations of emblematic buildings and sites, installations and other luminous decorations. Public Garden – Ocean walk Rocher du Basta and Rocher de la Vierge – Biarritz Aquarium – Port Vieux – Place Balea – Municipal Casino and Town Hall. From November 26th to January 2nd.
  • Christmas in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Downtown. From November 26th until January 2nd, 2022. In Saint Jean de Luz.
  • FIPADOC – Biarritz International Documentary Festival. International Co-Production Forum and the Campus are already organized to be accessible also from a distance. A fully digital edition will be rolled out if the conditions to organize a hybrid festival are not met. Gare Du Midi Theater. From January 17th until 23rd.

You can also ask us about Basque Culture activities if you have booked or are enjoying any of our personalized and private tours in December 2021.

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January 15, 2022