CHRISTMAS IN MADRID

The Spanish capital has many charming places that attract people from all over the world. People, who want to stay, study and, above all, visit it. However, we invite you to discover the city in a singular way during Christmas holidays. Buy your Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation tickets and live with your family unforgettable moments in Madrid.​


Transformed streets


People ​visiting the streets of Madrid during Christmas holidays

From November 24 to Epiphany, the streets, the squares, the monuments ​and many buildings are decorated and illuminated with millions of energy-saving light bulbs in order to preserve the environment. You can admire the work of great architects, graphic designers, designers and dressmakers who participated in the preparation of the show that awaits you.

To enjoy this great show of lights without walking too much, you should take the Naviluz; it is the Christmas bus that runs from Plaza Colón and throughout the main streets of the city centre of Madrid, which are the highlight of this beautiful illuminations! A trip that will be amazing for you and the whole family!

Christmas markets


Christmas market at the Plaza Mayor

The best-known Christmas market is located at the Plaza Mayor, where you can see many stands that offer nativity scene figures, decorations and Christmas trees. You can also make your last-minute Christmas shopping as many artisans take this opportunity to work and sell their handmade products. 

You can also find them at the Plaza de Jacinto Benavente and the Plaza de Santa Cruz.


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The nativity scenes

Many churches and cultural centres exhibit large nativity scenes and, thus, recall the origins of this traditional festivity. Whether you are a believer or not, it does not matter: the atmosphere is cheerful and warm, which gives you the possibility to spend some good moments with your family.


The Three King Parade

The Three King Parade is an amazing parade organized by the city of Madrid and is eagerly awaited by the children. They are looking forward to meet Gaspard, Melchior and Balthazar in person the day before Epiphany, to give them the letter where they have listed the presents they would like to receive... a show that you should not miss!


The Three King Parade

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Is this Lapland?

If your family likes ice-skating, the ice skating rink is the perfect place to spend some time! It does not matter if you know how to ice-skate or not, the most important thing is having fun, and for that, nothing like a good slide!


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Shows for the kids

For the little ones, there are several activities waiting for them: puppet shows, concerts or storytellings at the Conde Duque Cultural Centre and the Centro Cibeles. 


After this magical stay, nothing is better than to sit comfortably in a Renfe-SNCF armchair and talk with your family about these unforgettable moments in the Spanish capital. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy your presents!


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