Christmas LightsThe big day is almost here: on November 27th Madrid will be aglow with holiday spirit as the spectacular Christmas lights are switched on for the first time this season! According to tradition, the lights will be turned on at exactly 6pm the last Friday of November. See below for the complete schedule of sparkling holiday excitement!
Christmas MarketsBut wait, there’s more! November 27th also marks the reopening of the “mercadillos” (Christmas markets) of Madrid all over the city. If you have ever been to Madrid then you know that this city knows how to rock a market, but the Christmas season takes them to a whole new level. Added bonus: everything is made here in Spain!
So get out there and buy yourself some traditional handmade Spanish products or Christmas decorations. Treat yourself to the most delicious Spanish sweets and puddings… or, you know, get your Christmas shopping done in a unique way that puts black Friday to shame! These markets are honestly so good you’ll be asking yourself why it can’t be Christmas all year!
The Madrid Christmas Display Schedule
- From Sunday to Wednesday, enjoy the magnificent lights until 23:00
- Weekends and Holidays, bask in their Christmassy glow until midnight
- 24th of December and 5th January they are on until 3:00am
- 31st December, ‘Las Campanadas’– (the last 12 seconds of the year)’, party with in the glow until 6:00am
Does Christmas in Madrid seem so exciting you might make an impromptu trip? Try adding AIL Madrid Spanish classes to your Christmas wanderings and get the full experience!