Cortylandia – running till January 5thNo Madrid Christmas is complete without a visit to Cortylandia – El Corte Inglés department store on Calle del Maestro Victoria. Every year brings its own flavour and this is no exception with animated characters, snowmen and animals on a train will sing Christmas carols all day long!
The Naviluz, the Christmas double-decker that takes you on a magical winter´s tour of the centre and takes in all the sites of the city and of course the Christmas lights.
Christmas Bus – running till January 6th
“El Gordo! – you know Christmas is here when the country comes to a stop on the 22nd December to hear the traditional draw ( that dates back to 1812) which will give over 2 billion euros in cash prizes to the expectant populace. Will you be one of them?
The Christmas Lottery – Dec. 22nd
All eyes on the Puerta del Sol and the Real Casa de Correos clock for the traditional chimes ringing in the New Year and heralding the beginning of 60 seconds worth of grape gorging! 12 grapes for 12 chimes – make sure no cheating now – pips and all!
12 Grapes In Sol – December 31st
The Circo del Hielo magical Christmas show is a delight for all the family.
Circo Mágico – Dec. 6th – Jan. 28th
No Christmas is complete without Ebenezer Scrooge and the visits of the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Face 2 Face Theatre return for a second year of the Dickens classic ghost tale and thoroughly recommended for all the family.
A Christmas Carol – Dec. 2nd – 23rd
The traditional triumphant arrival of the three kings of the orient – Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar, bringing with them gifts galore for the waiting children. The procession starts at 18:30 and ends in Plaza de Cibeles at 20.45
The Three Kings Parade – January 5th
The Celtic Chamber Orchestra and Boys of The Hills combine to give a traditional Celtic Christmas concert of Irish carols and folks songs as part of their Christmas concert.
Celtic Christmas Concert – Dec. 18th
Now a global event with an audience in the hundreds of millions. The Bernabéu Stadium hosts the Catalan champions for another long awaited classic. Now that Ronaldo has claimed himself the greatest player of all time – Madrid expects!
El Clásico – December 23rd
After last year’s success La Fiesta Escénica is back with Galtük – A Christmas dream. This is a new show for all the family full of acrobatics that takes us a magical journey through childhood and dreams.
La Fiesta Escénica circus show, Galtük
The world tour stops in Madrid (only stop in Spain) for an exhibition of all things Harry Potter. The Exhibition consists of hundreds of film sets and objects used in the series. Game of Quidditch anyone
Harry Potter – extended till April 2nd
The exhibit, produced by Musealia, who had previously staged the impressive Titanic and Human Bodies exhibitions is part of a global exhibition tour showing the horrors of this largest of the Nazi extermination camps. Some 600 original objects from Auschwitz are on display including the many personal belongings of the victims and inmates of the camp.
Exhibition Auschwitz – Runs till June 17
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents an exhibition Pablo Picasso´s Paris work and in particular his relationship with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the Post –impressionist movement. Picasso www.museothyssen.org/thyssen/exposiciones_proximas/150
The Incredible History of the Violin tour comes to Madrid and is the star of the show of this must see concert by one of the world´s leading concert violinists combining tremendous talent and extraordinary stage performances.
Ara Malikian – December 29th
Totem is the latest offering by the world acclaimed The Cirque du Soleil who are in Madrid for their latest show that travels from our earliest beginnings as amphibians through human evolution to our ultimate desire to fly.
Circue De Soleil – Totem – till Jan. 14th
Spain´s most important gaming event is an amazing fair of the best of video and online gaming: Gamergy:Esports & Gaming Festival:
Gamergy – December 15 – 17th
Retromóvil Madrid. XV Classic Motor Show is returning with a show and the ideal fair for car lovers and collectors including the exhibition of the iconic SEAT 124 whose 50th anniversary is being celebrated this year.
Retromóvil Madrid – Dec. 15 – 17th