What’s On in Madrid

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    What's on this Christmas
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The Canadian company will make an eagerly awaited return to Madrid, with an imaginary Mexico that will transport the audience to a place suspended between dreams and reality. (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. Wednesday to Sunday. 5 Nov-22 Jan).

An exhibition devoted to the earliest artists of the Iberian Renaissance (Prado Museum. 18 Oct to 29 Jan). 

This exhibition explores the relationship between the Spanish artist and French designer (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 11 Oct 2022-15 Jan 2023).

Velázquez’s Meninas have once again wandered off onto the streets of Madrid (Various locations. 1 Nov-15 Dec).

Another edition of this not to be missed musical event that brings together several of the best international ensembles in this genre (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. 1-11 December).

The light experience reopens its doors with a new installation that brings you on a journey to the heart of nature and the origin of living beings (Royal Botanic Gardens. 14 Nov-15 Jan). Tickets now on sale

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An exhibition that invites you to discover the great mysteries of Ancient Egypt (Matadero Madrid - MAD. Madrid Artes Digitales. Till 8 January).

The foundation’s first exhibition presents a selection of 117 works from its extensive and varied collections (Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson. Till 28 May).

Don’t miss the weekly Changing of the Guard held every Wednesday and Saturday, and the Solemn Changing of the Guard on the first Wednesday of every month (Next Solemn Changing: 7 December).

A programme with dance shows, two of which are world premières (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. Tuesday to Sunday. 1-8 December).

Productores de Sonrisas is back with a new show for all the family, with unbelievable acrobatics that take spectators to the enigmatic world of Asia (IFEMA MADRID. 18 Nov-15 Jan).

Real Madrid plays the return leg against the English side, one of its greatest rivals in the competition (Ciudad Real Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano. 8 December).

Monthly vintage market held in the south of the city (Railway Museum. Second weekend of the month. Next edition: 9, 10 and 11 December).

Latest edition of the most important fair promoting regional arts and crafts (Paseo de Recoletos. 1-30 December 2022).

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

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