It's Christmas time!

  • Popular market where everything needed to celebrate Christmas can be found (Plaza Mayor. 24 Nov-31 Dec).

    Plaza Mayor Christmas Market
  • Mercado de Navidad de la Plaza Mayor

Christmas sneak peek

A wintery show for the whole family that celebrates 250 years of circus (Feria de Madrid. Wednesdays to Sundays. 23 Nov-3 Feb).

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

A brand new edition, more personal and closer to the city, which will bring together the very best from this genre (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. 2-16 December).

The ideal place to buy Christmas gifts and special décor items (Feria de Madrid. 12-16 December).

A day of dreams and hopes, announcing the winner of the most popular lottery in Spain (Teatro Real. 22 December).

The Russian dance company offers this magical show of the Christmas classic by Tchaikovsky (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 25 Dec and 1 Jan 2019).

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

A recital directed by Ramón Tebar interpreting pieces by the biggest classical artists (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 29 December).

Don't miss

A sporting and fun event through the streets of Madrid on the last evening of the year. A Christmas classic. Register from Monday, 17 September (31 December).

See out the year eating twelve grapes to the chimes of the Puerta del Sol clock (31 December).


Make your way up to the observation deck of the former transmissions tower and enjoy a stunning view of the city.

Take in the city's top sights on board our hop on hop off bus, equipped with audio guides in 14 languages.

Musicals, plays, festivals, flamenco shows… Take advantage of offers for top shows with Vuelve a Madrid!

  • 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 Yuletide treats!

    Christmas Madrid style
  • Luces de Navidad / Gran Vía
  • Madrid is one of the busiest European capitals in terms of shows and cultural activities. Check out our calendar of events.

    What’s On in Madrid
  • El Rey León
  • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

    Madrid for Kids
  • 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
  • Get around the city easily, quickly and economically with our tourist travel card which gives unlimited use of all public transport.

    Tourist Travel Pass
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