Events in Madrid

  • Find out what activities are taking place over the holiday season.

    It's Christmas time!
  • Puerta del Sol Navidad 2016

December highlights

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Life-sized props from the Harry Potter films adorn the streets of Madrid (Five locations. Until 15 December).

Elegance and exclusivity at the most chic pop up market in Madrid (Next edition: Gran Vía 13 - Centro Cultural de los Ejércitos. 14 Dec-5 Jan).

Celebrating the winter solstice with lights and fireworks (Madrid Río. Between Segovia Bridge and the King’s Bridge. 21 December).

World-class figure skaters led by Javier Fernández, fuse ice-skating with live music (Palacio Vistalegre Arena. 28 and 29 December).

Annual events

Join Madrileños in Puerta del Sol at midnight for your 12 lucky grapes, watch the Three Kings parade through the city, take part in the San Silvestre Run on the last day of the year, and fill up on delicious Christmas treats!

The most important gastronomy-cultural event of the year reaches its tenth edition (23 Jan-10 Feb).

2019 sees the start of the Year of the Pig, and Madrid is celebrating this event with countless activities to discover all  the traditions of the Chinese community (From 5 February 2019)

Enjoy the emotion, the passion and the gastronomy of a fully Spanish tradition.

Enjoy the opening ceremony, the parade, the burial of the sardine and an endless range of activities for children and adults.

Festivals, sweets, chotis dance and bullfights in the feast honouring Madrid’s patron saint.

Each year, around two million people take part in one of the most famous LGBTI festivals worldwide (27 Jun-7 July 2019 - dates to be confirmed).

August is a fantastic month to experience Madrid at its most authentic, with the San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Virgen de la Paloma festivities (2 to 15 August).

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Gourmet Markets
  • One of the most emblematic traditional markets of Madrid converted into a gourmet paradise, close to the Plaza Mayor.

    San Miguel Market
  • The most sophisticated face of gastronomy is found in this modern market in Chueca.

    San Antón Market
  • A new dining space in the Salamanca District.

    Platea Madrid
  • Tradition and innovation in a street market designed to showcase the most select gastronomy.

    San Ildefonso Market
  • Enjoy a new gastronomic experience in the heart of Madrid.

    Gourmet Experience (Callao)
  • El Corte Inglés has opened a seven-star Gourmet Experience right in the heart of Madrid's Golden Mile, at its Serrano 52 store.

    Gourmet Experience (Serrano)
  • Mercado de San Antón
  • Vista de la Plaza de Callao y calle Gran Vía desde Gourmet Experience (Callao)