Christmas in Madrid.

Christmas in Madrid.

Throughout the years Madrid hosts the best celebrations during the year, but it is at Christmas time when Madrid brights more than ever, where its streets become a party day and night, with amazing Christmas lights turned on and a charming environment, welcoming visitors to the city from all over the world.

If you are coming to Madrid at Christmas you will find the best atmosphere you can imagine. Every main street are lighted, Christmas trees lead every square, where you can also find ice-skating rinks for kids and adults, as well as shops and markets are stocked up with all types of wonderful gifts, delicious food and many more things and locations of interest.

Christmas in Madrid.

Spanish traditions at Christmas.

Something traditional is going to the Plaza Mayor, where is located the biggest Christmas market in Madrid, where you can buy figures for Nativity scenes, cute decorations, Christmas trees for decoring home and even jocking articles for having fun with friends and family, like funny wigs, Santa hats and every kind of Christmas staff.

In the Plaza Mayor departure also the Madrid’s Official Guided Tours to profit more the city and learn about its history of Nativity scenes.

Plaza Mayor at Christmas

Things you can’t miss out at Christmas in Madrid.

– Visit Madrid City Council, in Cibeles, that organises amazing exhibitions of Nativity scenes.

Go shopping to Madrid city center, Fuencarral street, Sol, Gran Vía and Callao, where you will find the main Christmas days Santa Claus and the Three Kings for listening kids and receive their wishes letters. Theres is a mythical show for Kids, called Cortylandia, located next to Preciado, in Maestro Victoria street.

– Go to the Puerta del Sol on the last day of the year with twelve grapes for having while midnight is coming and for having good luck the rest of the year. Madrid become the epicentre of the Spanish’s New Year’s Eve celebration

– For ending the festivities, night 5th January the three wise men are coming is a magical night, where the tradition is share Roscón de Reyes (a traditional ring-shaped cake) with a cup of hot chocolate in San Ginés Chocolatería, next to Arenal street, while the three wise men come to deliver gifts and good wishes for everybody. A sweet ending to your Christmas time in Madrid.

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