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Copa de Nadal de Natació Harbour Swim – Portal de la Pau at Port Vell, Barcelona

According to Barcelona Yellow, this Christmas Day event sees participants jumping into Barcelona Harbour to win a cup in a swimming race. Bear in mind, it might not snow in Barcelona, but the Mediterranean is icy in winter. The annual event has been held each year since 1907 and can be watched in warm comfort from the area below the Christopher Columbus statue at noon.