What’s On in Madrid

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

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

December highlights

First stop of this travelling exhibition about the Nazi extermination camp in Poland, with over 600 original objects (Canal Art Centre. Till 3 February).

Collection of objects from the British Museum to find out all about the life of the Pharaohs in the Nile Valley (CaixaForum Madrid. 17 Oct-20 Jan).

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A solo exhibition dedicated to the Polish painter, best-known for her polished Art Deco portraits (Gaviria Palace. 5 Oct-24 Feb).

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

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Hugo Pérez de la Pica delves into the timeless roots of popular Spanish song (Teatro Tribueñe. Sundays).

Exhibition dedicated entirely to one of Germany’s leading twentieth-century artists (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 25 Oct-27 Jan 2019).

A tribute to the Renaissance genius marking 500 years of his death (National Library / Palacio de las Alhajas. 29 Nov-19 May).

A play combining circus and gospel in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Teatro Circo Price. 30 Nov-6 Jan).

A wintery show for the whole family that celebrates 250 years of circus (Feria de Madrid. Wednesdays to Sundays).

A gloomy version of the cult musical created by the New Zealand actor (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. 5, 14, 21, 27 December and 5 January).

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Antonio Najarro has designed a program with creations of great Spanish authors (Teatro de la Zarzuela. Wednesdays to Sundays. 8-23 December).

It’s been 18 years since her last visit and the pop diva is back with her Christmas show All I Want for Christmas Is You Tour (WiZink Center. 17 December).

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

The famous orchestra performs a special concert dedicated to the master of film scores (National Music Auditorium - Sala Sinfónica. 22 December and 25 January).

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

An exhibition that uses the technology to bring you closer to the life and work of the Duch painter (Círculo de Bellas Artes. 26 Dec-26 Feb).

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  • Explore the top exhibitions, shows and other events taking place in Madrid next year!

    What's happening in 2019
  • Elton John
A dinosaur invasion!
  • Spain’s one and only official film exhibition including animatronic dinosaurs up to 7 meters tall (Feria de Madrid. 17 Nov-17 Feb).

    Jurassic World - The Exhibition
  • A space dedicated to science, education and fun where the visitors learn about the history of dinosaurs (Madrid Xanadú Mall. Till 31 December).

    Dinopétrea
  • Jurassic World - The Exhibition
  • Dinopétrea
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Especially for kids
  • An exquisite program dedicated to puppets and marionettes (Teatro Valle-Inclán. Check dates. 6 Oct-9 Jun).

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

    The History of Telecommunications
  • 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)
  • A wintery show for the whole family that celebrates 250 years of circus (Feria de Madrid. Wednesdays to Sundays).

    Circlassica
  • A play combining circus and gospel in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Teatro Circo Price. 30 Nov-6 Jan).

    Christmas at Circo Price
  • Spain’s one and only official film exhibition including animatronic dinosaurs up to 7 meters tall (Feria de Madrid. 17 Nov-17 Feb).

    Jurassic World - The Exhibition
  • Titerescena
  • Historia de las telecomunicaciones
  • El Rey León
  • Circlassica
  • Circo Price en Navidad
  • Jurassic World - The Exhibition
  • From one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe to Real Madrid's stadium, discover the city's most popular sights and attractions.

    Madrid Top 10
  • With over 300 stations linked together by 15 lines, Madrid's underground will get you around the city quickly and hassle-free.

    Getting around Madrid by Metro
  • Metro Madrid
  • Check out online or download our monthly bilingual magazine, packed with events, useful information and a map of Madrid and its metro.

    esMADRIDmagazine December 2018
  • Revista esMADRIDmagazine diciembre 2018
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