Galicia In Galicia Christmas is a family holiday like in other places. At this time Christian traditions coexist amicably with rites and legends brought by the Celts. The Galicians decorate their homes with Christmas trees, lights and Nativity scenes (representing the birth of Jesus). Christmas Eve and Christmas meals are plentiful. ItÂ´s typical the seafood (crabs,spider crabs, shrimp, barnacles ...), cod with cauliflower, Villalba
marzipan, nuts, mantecados ... The Three Wisemen visit children on the night of January 5th leaving presents or (sweet)coal, if necessary.