A Madrid-style Christmas

  • Luces de Navidad 2020 en la Carrera de San Jerónimo
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  • Gran Menina de Colón. © Álvaro López del Cerro
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  • Árbol de Navidad 2020 delante del Palacio Real © Álvaro López del Cerro
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  • Luces de Navidad 2020 en Cibeles
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  • Christmas lights
  • Christmas activities
  • Christmas sweets
  • Special Christmas Lottery
  • New Year's Eve
  • San Silvestre Vallecana run
  • Three Kings parade

As twinkling lights, Christmas decorations and sparkling window displays transform the city, magic fills the air and Madrileños prepare to celebrate their favourite holiday of the year.

From the end of November till the beginning of January, the city’s streets, buildings and squares twinkle with eco-friendly colourful lights created by renowned Spanish designers, architects and graphic designers. Last year there were new designs adorning the whole city, from the outskirts to its most popular areas. The stretch of Calle Alcalá between Cibeles and Puerta de Alcalá was covered with lights that were reminiscent of a star-filled sky, and Calle Serrano donned lights representing a variety of different materials to pay tribute to Madrid’s most fashion-conscious street.

Sky-scraping Christmas trees are put up around the city, in places like 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)

2020-2021 Season:

  • 26 November to 6 January: 6pm to 12 midnight
  • 24 December and 5 January: 6pm to 3am
  • 31 December: 6pm to 6am
    Feeling festive?
    • Find the best Christmas events and festive activities taking place around the city.

      It's Christmas time!
    • Árbol de Navidad 2020 de la Puerta del Sol © Álvaro López del Cerro

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    An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

    Visit our online store (in Spanish) of souvenirs made by local artisans!

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    • El fin de siglo. Sala 61 A del Museo Nacional del Prado ©Museo Nacional del Prado (660 x 335)
    Feeling festive?
    • Find the best Christmas events and festive activities taking place around the city.

      It's Christmas time!
    • Árbol de Navidad 2020 de la Puerta del Sol © Álvaro López del Cerro
    • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

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    • Palacio de Cristal
    • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

      Madrid for Kids
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    • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

      Getting around Madrid
    • Madrid boasts an array of public parks and gardens from the Casa de Campo, Spain's largest green space, to El Retiro Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Parks and Gardens
    • Lago de la Casa de Campo