Christmas Madrid style

  • Luces de Navidad 2017-2018 Puerta de Alcalá (Madrid)
  • Christmas lights
  • Christmas activities
  • Christmas sweets
  • Special Christmas Lottery
  • New Year's Eve
  • San Silvestre Vallecana run
  • Three Kings parade

Fiestas are a big part of life in Madrid, the perfect excuse for locals and visitors to decorate the streets and celebrate with friends and family. But few holidays bring as much joy to the entire city as the last festivity of the year: Christmas and the New Year.

From 24 November till 6 January the city’s streets, buildings and squares will twinkle with eco-friendly colourful lights created by renowned Spanish designers, architects and graphic designers. This year there will be new designs adorning the whole city, from the outskirts to its most popular areas, including the stretch of Calle Alcalá between Cibeles and Puerta de Alcalá which will be covered with lights that are reminiscent of a star-filled sky, and Calle Serrano will don lights representing a variety of different materials to pay tribute to Madrid’s most fashion-conscious street. To commemorate winter solstice, on 21 December Madrid Río Park will host a magical event: the Procession of Light.

Christmas trees will once stand tall in Puerta del Sol, Plaza San Juan de la Cruz and Plaza España, Red de San Luis (Gran Vía-Montera), Calle Fuencarral, Plaza de Callao and Plaza de Colón (Calle Génova).

Dates and times for the Christmas lights:

  • Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm till 11pm
  • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and the day before public holidays: 6pm till 12 midnight
  • 25 December and 1 and 6 January: 6pm till 12 midnight
  • 24 December: 6pm till 3am
  • 31 December: 6pm till 6am
  • 5 January: 6pm till 3am


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