What's on this Christmas

  • Luces de Navidad 2023 en la Gran Vía de Madrid. Autor: Álvaro López del Cerro. © Madrid Destino
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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 sure 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.


The spectacular bauble is back, with a diametre of 12 metres and featuring 43,000 pixel-mapped lights (Plaza de España. November to 6 January).

A traditional music show with animated figures that defines Christmas in Madrid (El Corte Inglés Preciados – Callao. Nov - 5 Jan 2025). 

This ice skating rink at Plaza de España is back again this year! (Plaza de España. Nov-6 Jan).

See out the year eating twelve grapes to the chimes of the clock in Puerta del Sol (31 December 2024).

The Three Kings will parade around the city centre before taking gifts to families across the country (5 January 2025). 


The classic Christmas production has become a not-to-be-missed event in Madrid’s festive calendar (Teatro Circo Price. Nov-6 Jan 2025).


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

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

  • 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
  • Navidad en la Puerta del Sol 2023. Autor: Álvaro López del Cerro. @ Madrid Destino
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    The first museum devoted to this delicious Christmas sweet is located inside the Casa 1880 store, which is in the central Calle Arenal, between Puerta del Sol and Ópera.

    Turrón Museum
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  • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

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

    Getting around Madrid


  • Discover 10 places off the beaten track that your trip to Madrid wouldn't be complete with visiting. 

    Alternative Top 10
  • Top 10 alternativo
  • Don't let a little drizzle ruin your visit! Check out all the things you can do in Madrid whatever the weather.

    Madrid in the Rain
  • Madrid con lluvia. Plaza Mayor
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  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    Madrid Events Calendar: 2024
  • Reforma Estadio Santiago Bernabéu