Madrid’s Christmas lights –
the Spanish Capital shines!
Better than ever: Madrid exceeds itself yet again
Although the economic crisis is abating, Madrid has managed to lower the cost of the displays by 16% from last year, by switching to energy efficient lights and also allowing companies to sponsor displays, for example, the state lottery is sponsoring the tree in Plaza del Sol. The cost reduction is even more impressive when you consider that there are far more illuminated areas than last year! As if this wasn’t enough, Madrid has capitalized on its creative culture to make this year’s displays unforgettable – Spain’s best-known architects, fashion designers and graphic designers have lent their vision to adorn the city in breathtaking style!
|The Christmas tree in Plaza del Sol|
– Madrid’s Christmas centrepiece
Christmas Lights - Dates and Times
Madrid’s Christmas lights will start on 29th November and finish on 6th January 2014 and have the following schedule:
- Sunday-Wednesdays: 6pm – 10pm
- Thursdays – Saturdays: 6pm – 11pm
- 24th Dec and 5th Jan: 6pm – 3am
- 25th Dec and 1st Jan: 6pm – 12am
- 31st Dec: 6pm – 6am
Unmissable – Madrid’s Christmas lights
The beautiful illuminations really are a sight to be seen, so AIL Madrid recommends the following places to see this gorgeous city in a whole new light whilst enjoying your Christmas Spanish Course in Madrid:
The Plaza del Sol is the beating heart of Madrid and the place where Madrileños gather to celebrate the New Year together. So it is only fitting that Sol will have some of the most extravagant lights imaginable! As if the displays in all the shops weren’t impressive enough (El Corte Inglés in particular makes you want to reach for your sunglasses), the Plaza is now dominated by a metal Christmas tree, 35 metres high and 14 metres wide, that will be the centrepiece of the Christmas decorations adorning the city! If you only visit one place this year to see the lights, make sure it’s Sol!
The Madrid Navibús – see the
Christmas lights in style!
Christmas comes but once a year, so make sure that if you are in Madrid this winter, you see all that this city has to offer… a truly unforgettable experience!