It's Christmas time!

  • Árbol de Navidad 2020 de la Puerta del Sol © Álvaro López del Cerro

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.

PLEASE NOTE: all venues have put in place appropriate COVID-secure measures to protect both staff and visitors



A large ice rink to enjoy some special moments with figure skating exhibitions and ice sports (Matadero Madrid. December to 9 January).

Latest edition of the most important fair promoting regional arts and crafts (Paseo de Recoletos. Dec 2021-Jan 2022).

A spectacular sphere, with a diametre of 12 metres, featuring 43,000 pixel mapped lights (In front of the Metropolis Building. 26 Nov-7 Jan 2022).

Enjoy Christmas in Madrid with this giant ice rink in an unparalleled setting (Glass Gallery, Cibeles Palace. 21 Dec-5 Jan).


A circus and theatre performance that will help to understand the most important thing about Christmas (Teatro Circo Price. End of November to 9 Jan 2022).


An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

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

Explore Madrid with our selection of tours (in Spanish).

  • As Christmas trees and decorations light up streets and squares, Madrid celebrates everyone’s favourite holiday with a programme packed with cultural and leisure activities.

    A Madrid-style Christmas
  • Luces de Navidad 2020 en la Carrera de San Jerónimo
  • Discover 10 places off the beaten track that your trip to Madrid wouldn't be complete with visiting. 

    Alternative Top 10
  • Templo de Debod
  • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

    Madrid for Kids
  • Viajar con niños es asequible
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • Madrid boasts an array of public parks and gardens from the Casa de Campo, Spain's largest green space, to El Retiro Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Parks and Gardens
  • Lago de la Casa de Campo