With December quickly approaching, Christmas is a topic on nearly everyone’s mind. Madrid is a beautiful city in the Winter, and it is full of lively activities that you can partake in around Christmas time. For an inside look at the way that the city celebrates, the following are some of the ways you can have fun in Madrid during the holidays:
These are traditional and highly popular in Madrid. You will notice that several Christmas markets begin to pop up as the seasons change. At these markets, you are able to explore the streets on foot and find various sweets and trinkets. They are great for people of all ages, and guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Some of the best Christmas lights can be seen during a 45-minute bus journey. The fare costs 2 euros, and will take you through the city where you will be able to witness the most impressive lights. This is a tradition that the people of Madrid love to participate in. You can board the Navibus from the front of Jardines del Descubrimiento.
There are a handful of ice skating rinks that begin to pop up in the city during Christmas time. The whole family can enjoy this fun activity. Starting in November, you can skate in Plaza de Felipe II and Plaza de la Luna. In December, the rink opens in Centro Cultural Conde Duque.
There are many beautifully displayed nativity scenes throughout the city of Madrid in December. Some of the best ones can be found in Plaza Mayor, Calle Jorge Juan, and Plaza de Cibeles. Lots of time and effort goes into the production of each nativity scene.