What's on this Christmas

  • Luces navideñas en El Retiro 2021 © Madrid Destino Álvaro López del Cerro
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From the world-renowned Christmas lottery known as El Gordo (22 December), the Three Kings Parade (5 January), gigantic nativity scenes and ice skating rinks to markets, concerts and shows for the whole family, Madrid knows how to celebrate Christmas in style. Check out our selection of all the best events taking place this year, and don’t forget to take a stroll through the city to enjoy the wonderful display of twinkling lights.

OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS FUN

Tour the city centre and enjoy the Christmas lights on board an open-top festive bus (Late November to early January. Tickets may only be purchased from the official website).

Enjoy Christmas in Madrid with this giant ice rink in an unparalleled setting (Glass Gallery, Cibeles Palace. Dec-Jan 2024).

A large ice rink to enjoy some special moments with figure skating demonstrations and ice sports (Matadero Madrid. December-January 2024).

A traditional music show with animated figures to celebrate Christmas (El Corte Inglés Preciados – Callao. Nov-Jan 2024). 

The Three Kings will parade around the city centre before taking gifts to families across the country (5 January 2024). 

INDOOR TREATS

The classic Christmas production has become a not to be missed event in Madrid’s Christmas (Teatro Circo Price. Late Nov - early Jan).

OFFICIAL PRODUCTS

An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

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

Hop on board the city's official sightseeing bus!

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF SOL METRO AND CERCANÍAS TRAIN STATION

Sol metro station will be closed from 6pm to 9pm on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 30 and 31 December, as well as on 5 and 7 January. Trains passing through the station will not be stopping.

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