Next Thursday, Christmas in Madrid kicks off with the traditional Christmas lights switch-on, with an event in Plaza de España at 19:00, which will illuminate the most emblematic areas of the capital until January 6.

Once again, the capital of Spain will be illuminated to celebrate the most magical time of the year, Christmas. The streets and squares of Madrid will be adorned with millions of lights with proposals from designers and artists such as Moisés Nieto, Ana Locking and Helena Rohner.

There will be a big Christmas ball on the corner of Gran Vía and Alcalá street and a giant Menina on the Paseo del Prado. In addition, this year as a novelty, there will be a giant nativity scene located in the Plaza de Colón.

In total, the city will have 230 locations, distributed throughout the capital with 6,700 chains, 115 cherry trees and 13 large luminous fir trees, among which the giant natural fir tree in Plaza de España will stand out.



The Christmas lights will be on in Madrid from November 24 to January 6 with the following schedules:

Sunday to Thursday: from 18:00 to 00:00 hours.

Fridays and Saturdays: from 18:00 to 01:00 hours.

December 24 and January 5: from 18:00 to 03:00 hours.

December 31: from 18:00 to 06:00 hours.