Madrid is getting ready for Christmas: 10 great things to do in the capital


If you want to have a good time this Christmas in Madrid, in the capital there are many plans you can make. Plans for adults and children that you will surely like.

christmas train

From this Monday, the Three Kings, members of Bethlehem and Santa Claus travel on the Madrid metro with the departure of the Christmas trainwhich will run on line 6 until January 6. The trains are decorated with Christmas motifs, and the official Madrid Metro Twitter account will post the approximate time the Christmas train will pass through any of the stations each day.

Christmas market in the Plaza Mayor

Madrid’s Plaza Mayor Christmas market is the most famous in all of Spain. From November 25 to December 31, 2022the square becomes a large market with colorful stalls selling Nativity figurines, jokes, Christmas decorations and toys, among other things.


Cortylandia is a Christmas classic for all Madrid residents. El Corte Inglés de Preciados shows animated characters on its facade They sing at certain times of the day. This year, the theme is a music group made up of animals.

Neapolitan nativity scene at the Royal Palace

From December 4, 2022 to January 9, 2023, the Royal Palace will present its crib, a Neapolitan crib. It is made up of more than 200 Neapolitan, Spanish and Genoese characters of great historical value, dating from the 18th to the 21st century.

Botanical Garden

The ‘Naturaleza Encendida’ show at the Botanical Garden is one of Madrid’s most outstanding Christmas shows. A walk after dark that offers a very special atmospherewith a multitude of colored lights and vegetation.

Nuevos Ministerios Christmas Market

The Corte Inglés de la Castellana Christmas Market is very similar to the Plaza Mayor Christmas Market in terms of the items the stalls sell. However, this too It has several food stalls and food trucks.


Árticus, located in Casa de Campo, is a large Christmas park for adults and children. It has attractions, shows, northern lights, skating rinks, etc. Also, there is a Huge heated ferris wheel that offers an incredible view of the Royal Palace.

Circus Awards

circus prize gifts an unforgettable adventure, full of shows, songs and circus numbers that make you dream. The show is recommended to all audiences and tickets are already on sale.

Craft Market Fair of the Community of Madrid

For another year, the Crafts Fair of the Community of Madrid will be held on Paseo de Recoletos, between Colón and Cibeles, from December 1 to 30. This 2022, will be installed 155 stands of craft workshops displaying for sale articles of their own elaboration.


The Christmas bus, Naviluz, returns to Madrid for another year. Visit some of the the most emblematic streets of the capital to enjoy the Christmas lights in a different way. The service is already underway and will last until January 6, 2023.


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