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

This year it will all revolve around toys and playing in this multicultural Christmas celebration (Matadero Madrid. 14-23 December).

Don't miss

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

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

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 magic of a traditional children’s attraction in an unrivalled setting (Plaza de Oriente. 5 Dec-7 Jan).

A children’s attraction to have fun during the Christmas season (Plaza de Santa Cruz. 5-31 December).

A traditional music show with animated figures to celebrate Christmas (El Corte Inglés Preciados – Callao. 16 Nov-5 Jan).

Latest edition of the most important fair promoting regional arts and crafts (Plaza de España. 8 Dec-5 Jan).

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).

Thousands of wishes filled with hope for the New Year will hang in this unforgettable forest (Royal Post Office. 10 Dec-5 Jan).

Theatre and dance

An incredible flamenco show that touches all of the styles that sustain this art (Madrid Flamenco Theatre at Teatro Alfil).


  • 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
  • Abono Transporte Turístico Madrid


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.

Let yourself get carried away by Madrid’s magic, parks, and gastronomy... And its plans! Join here.

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

    Tourist Passes
  • Abono Transporte Turístico
  • 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 September 2018
  • esMADRIDmagazine septiembre 2018
  • 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
  • Hop onto a train or bus and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.

    Day Trips