It's Christmas time!

  • Árbol de Navidad 2020 de la Puerta del Sol © 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.


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


 

CHRISTMAS TREATS

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A large ice rink to enjoy some special moments with figure skating exhibitions and ice sports (Matadero Madrid. Till 10 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).

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

WHAT'S ON

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).

The soundtracks of your favourite films performed differently in a symphony format (National Music Auditorium - Sala Sinfónica. 29 April).

OFFICIAL PRODUCTS

An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

Service temporarily suspended.

Make sure you don't leave Madrid without a souvenir made by local artisans!

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