It's Christmas time!

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

    Plaza Mayor Christmas Market
  • Mercado de Navidad Plaza Mayor

Christmas treats

Tour the city centre and enjoy the Christmas lights on board the Christmas bus (Departure and arrival: Plaza de Colón. 30 Nov-6 Jan. Tickets sold only on official website).

The Magi will be riding around the city centre before they distribute their gifts (From Plaza San Juan de la Cruz to Plaza de Cibeles. 5 January).


Multi-cultural celebration of Christmas (Matadero Madrid. 15-29 December).

A children’s attraction to have fun during the Christmas season (Plaza de Santa Cruz. Till 31 December).

Go ice-skating with your family in the heart of Madrid in Christmas (Plaza de Colón. Dates to be confirmed).

The magic of a traditional children’s attraction in an unrivalled setting (Plaza de Oriente. Till 7 January).

Latest edition of the most important fair promoting regional arts and crafts (Plaza de España. 9 Dec-5 Jan).

Celebrate Christmas in Madrid in this huge ice rink in an unrivalled setting (Glass Gallery, Cibeles Palace. 21 Dec-5 Jan).

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

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

A traditional music show with animated figures to celebrate Christmas (El Corte Inglés Preciados – Callao. 17 Nov-5 Jan).

A day of dreams and hopes, announcing the winner of the most popular lottery in Spain (Teatro Real. 22 December 2017).

Theatre and dance

A group of circus artists offer a tale of acrobatics and imagination (Teatro Circo Price. Check dates. 1 Dec-7 Jan).

Tricks, magic and wisdom combine in this Christmas show for the whole family (Feria de Madrid. Wednesdays to Sundays. 6 Dec-28 Jan).

A children’s performance in English based on the Christmas novel by Charles Dickens (Teatro Fígaro-Adolfo Marsillach. Saturdays and Sundays. 2-23 December).

The Spanish quintet will be treating audiences to a host of Christmas songs sung a cappella (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. 16, 22 and 29 December).

A circus show for all the family about childhood and dreams (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 16 Dec-7 Jan).

The Russian company presents a magical performance of the Christmas classic by Tchaikovsky (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 20 Dec-2 Jan).

A show by Pep Bou in which he creates a fascinating universe made up of soap bubbles (Teatro Español. 21-27 December).

The Russian company presents a magical performance of Tchaikovsky's Christmas classic (Teatro de la Luz Philips. 25-26 December).


The Real Madrid side will try to beat its eternal rival in the most awaited and mass media match in the regular league (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 23 December).

Registration is now open for the last sporting event of the year. A Christmas classic (31 December).


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. 9-17 December).

Christmas concert featuring a selection of Irish tunes accompanied by Boy of the Hills (Teatro Cofidis. 18 December).

Unique show brought to us by this family of great musicians, featuring tangos, 'jaleos' and 'cantes' from Extremadura (Café Berlín Madrid. 22 December).

The three great voices of Miguel Borrallo, Sergio Escobar and Eduardo Sandoval to close the year (National Music Auditorium - Sala de Cámara. 30 December).

The orchestra will be performing popular music classics (National Music Auditorium - Sala de Cámara. 22 December).

Very special concert with a selection of great music and the best carols for choir and symphony orchestra (Teatro Real. 24 December).

The most famous end-of-year musical production in Europe is waltzing its way to Madrid (National Music Auditorium - Sala Sinfónica. 29 Dec, 2, 5 y 7 Jan).

A lyrical gala performance that takes audiences on a musical journey around Spain (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 28 December).

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

    Tourist Travel Pass


Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

Come back to Madrid and enjoy many exclusive offers.

  • Make the most of the city's discount cards to save time and money during your stay in Madrid.

    Tourist Passes
  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Eating in 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 2017
  • Revista esMADRIDmagazine diciembre 2017
  • 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
  • Grapes in Puerta del Sol, cocido (chickpea stew), traditional tablaos (flamenco clubs)… When in Madrid, do as Madrileños do.

    Tradition and Culture
  • In just a few minutes, you can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind. Discover the areas around Madrid.

    Day Trips