Three things to do in Madrid this Christmas
Christmas is synonymous to family gatherings, treats and typical festive food, and of course holidays jam-packed full of all kinds of activities and entertainment. Christmas in Madrid offers an endless array of typical festive activities, decorations and events, so you don’t miss out on any of what is on, here are a few suggestions for your stay in Madrid.
Christmas Lights, Bus and Train
The brightly coloured and contemporary designs of the Christmas lights and decorations in Madrid arenormally created by designers of such stature such as Ágata Ruíz de la Prada, Ángel Schlesser, and Amaya Arzuaga. Taking the Christmas Bus is the best way to see and admire the beauty of these unusual decorations.
Departing from Plaza Cibeles every 5 minutes, it passes through the major streets in Madrid andenables you to see the best of Madrid at Christmas. Alternatively, the historic Christmas train which departs from the Railway Museum is sure to be poopular with the children. The journey on this relic from the 20s lasts an hour, and features theatre performances for the children.
Even though the weather isn’t cold enoughto freeze a river or small lake itdoesn’t matter at all! Children and adults alike can head down to the various ice-skating rinks set up in different locations around the city, because Christmas without ice-skating isn’t Christmas.
You will find ice-skating rinks along the walkway of the Puente del Rey, Plaza de Callao, Plaza de Luna, Plaza del Centro Cultural Conde Duque,Plaza de Ciudad Lineal and Plaza Felipe II.
If you prefer wandering around Christmas Markets in Madrid with their traditional Christmas figures, treats and food, then you will like the wide range on offer . Surround yourself with the unmistakeable a aromas of caramelised almonds, roasted chestnuts, and hot waffles. And, if you still haven’t found the perfect Christmas gift, be assured that you will find something in the numerous markets set up in Madrid’s plazas including Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Los Carros, Provincia, Lavapiés, Chueca, and Plaza de Callao.
Madrid has a lot to offer during Christmas, walking around the city you can enjoy the different performances taking place in the street , in the “Cuidad de los niños” and the nativity scenes.