What’s On in Madrid

  • Find the best Christmas events and festive activities taking place around the city.

    It's Christmas time!
  • Árbol de Navidad delante del Palacio Real. Navidad 2019-2020

December highlights

The acclaimed company rediscovers its origins going back to the most essential and intimate and human side of circus (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. Tuesday to Sunday. 25 Oct-5 Jan).

An authentic flamenco show featuring mesmerizing dance, singing and guitar playing (Madrid Flamenco Theatre at Teatro Alfil).

This exhibition brings together the most important paintings by two of the most outstanding women in the history of western art (Prado Museum. 22 Oct to 2 Feb 2020).

Travel to ancient Egypt through this exhibition that reconstructs the burial chambers found by Howard Carter in 1922 (Espacio 5.1 - IFEMA - Feria de Madrid. 23 Nov-19 Apr).

Last chance

Silver wedding anniversary of this traditional festival that brings together the best of the genre (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. 1-15 December).

Step inside Westeros and the lands beyond for an up-close and personal look at authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the hit HBO series. (Espacio 5.1 at IFEMA - Feria de Madrid. Till 15 March).

A circus and theatre performance that will help to understand the most important thing about Christmas (Teatro Circo Price. Tuesdays to Sundays. 29 Nov-5 Jan).

The latest offerings from the world of dance hit the stages of Madrid. (Various locations. 3-29 December).

An exhibition comprising almost one hundred works by members of the renowned family of painters (Gaviria Palace. 7 Oct-12 Apr).

Works by the likes of Le Gray, Cuvelier, Manet and Degas invite us to reflect on the similarities and mutual influences between photography and painting in the second half of the 19th century in France (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 15 Oct - 26 Jan).

A magical being arrives on a frozen planet filled with northern lights and igloos (IFEMA - Feria de Madrid. 15 Nov-12 Jan).

The white side will play against the lions in one of the great classics of Spanish football (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 22 December).

A concert of the best-known tunes the greatest TV series and films ever made (National Music Auditorium - Sala Sinfónica. 27 December).

The largest international exhibition on the history and culture of video games (Canal de Isabel II Foundation. Till 31 May).

Skater Javier Fernández offers a musical show on ice (Palacio Vistalegre Arena. 28 and 29 December).

A fun run through the streets of Madrid on the last evening of the year. A Christmas classic (31 December). 

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don't miss
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    A spectacular visual journey through the collection of the art gallery to celebrate the Bicentenary of the museum (Prado Museum. 13-15 December).

    Video mapping at the Prado
  • Amalgama el Prado. Videomapping en la fachada de Goya
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    Madrid Events Calendar
  • Cirque du Soleil – Kooza
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Especially for kids
  • An exquisite program dedicated to puppets and marionettes (Teatro Valle-Inclán. Check dates. 12 Oct-14 Jun 2020).

    Titerescena
  • In the Espacio Fundación Telefónica you can find this unique collection that traces the history of telecommunications.

    The History of Telecommunications
  • The puppet theatre offers fantastic shows for children almost every Saturday and Sunday.

    Puppet Theatre in El Retiro Park
  • The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 95 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    The Lion King (El Rey León)
  • Step inside Westeros and the lands beyond for an up-close and personal look at authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the hit HBO series. (Espacio 5.1 at IFEMA - Feria de Madrid. Till 15 March).

    Game of Thrones: The Official Exhibition
  • The acclaimed company rediscovers its origins going back to the most essential and intimate and human side of circus (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. Tuesday to Sunday. 25 Oct-5 Jan).

    Cirque du Soleil - Kooza
  • Peloloco
  • Historia de las telecomunicaciones
  • Teatro de Títeres de El Retiro
  • El Rey León
  • Juego de Tronos: La Exposición Oficial
  • Cirque du Soleil - Kooza
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • James Arthur, Keane, Halsey, Jade Bird, Jonas Brothers, The 1975, Maluma, Bon Iver, Nick Cave, Joyce DiDonato, Harry Styles, Camila Cabello, Editors, Ozzy Osbourne...

    Unmissable concerts in 2020
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  • Discounts on museums and transport. Find out how to save time and money during your stay in Madrid.

    Tourist Passes
  • Tarjetas turísticas