Some plans for Christmas in Madrid

By | 17 December, 2023 | 0 comments

Christmas is here. Every year it is brought forward a little bit sooner to be able to stretch its magic like gum and make the most of the intoxicating perfume given off by the combination of chestnuts in the warmth of the thousands of lights that illuminate the city.

There are many people in Madrid who do not want to miss a single detail of what the city has to offer during these dates, from the well-known street market on Plaza Mayor to the new ice rinks in Matadero and Cibeles, as well as the one on Plaza España. In order to avoid long queues and crowds, it is important to plan ahead and, whenever possible, to choose times when there are not so many people.

Here are some things you can do in Madrid during Christmastime that both young and old can enjoy:

  1. Cortylandia. Far from being seen as a marketing strategy, it has become a fully-fledged tradition. Since 23 November, this Corte Inglés attracts children and adults alike to its 15-minute show. In the mornings, you can go from 12 pm to 2 pm with passes every hour on the hour and in the evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm.
  2. Naviluz. This famous bus that goes around the city to showcase the Christmas lights is becoming more and more popular. If you haven’t got your ticket yet, hurry up or you’ll miss out.
  3. Naturaleza encendida. This year the event is leaving its traditional venue to set up shop in Tierno Galván Park, near the planetarium. More than a Christmas show, it is a light show with themes of nature such as metamorphosis.
  4. Mágicas Navidades in Torrejón de Ardoz. For the past couple of years or so, this town has attracted countless families to visit this park, a faithful recreation of everything Christmas represents in the collective imagination.
  5. Monumental Nativity Scene in San Lorenzo del Escorial. Without doubt, the most famous Nativity Scene in the Community of Madrid. It has a surface area of 6,000 m2 and life-size figures that showcase the birth of Jesus – something you have to see at least once in a lifetime.

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