Christmas days in Madrid: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Epiphany.
Christmas days in Madrid: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Epiphany.
We tell you what you can do the special days of Christmas in Madrid. Do not miss the best plans for this Christmas holidays in Madrid. The city is full of magic on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Epiphany. Are you going to miss them?

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Madrid
Christmas Eve is perhaps one of the most magical nights of the year. Especially for children, who are excitedly awaiting the visit of Santa Claus. Therefore, in Madrid, there are many children's plans ideal for families.

An amazing plan is to stroll through the streets of Madrid and be enraptured by the thousands of Christmas lights that illuminate the city. In addition, among its streets you will find some Christmas market you can visit. Perfect for last minute shopping! Our favorites are the ones in Plaza Mayor, Plaza España and the Castellana Christmas Market.

In addition, Madrid will place several ice rinks in the center for children and adults to have fun skating. Do you dare?

New Year's Eve and New Year's Eve in Madrid
One of the most special moments for all the spanish people is the New Year's Eve chimes. A tradition that invites everyone to eat a total of twelve grapes, in the last twelve seconds of the year which, in turn, symbolize luck for the twelve months of the coming year.

The best plan in Madrid on New Year's Eve is to approach the mythical Puerta del Sol and welcome the New Year to the sound of the chimes of the clock of the Royal Post Office. The event is televised by most Spanish television channels, because the beginning of the year ia always marked by the clock of the Puerta del Sol. Therefore, there is no better plan to attend the chimes live if you are in Madrid that night.

New Year's Eve in Madrid is cheerful and young, and one of the favorite ways for locals to welcome the New Year is going out to party. You will find many clubs and discos where you can go dancing. Although we recommend buying tickets in advance as they tend to sell out quickly. Another popular tradition in the city is to go to the San Ginés chocolate shop for some churros with chocolate for breakfast.

The Three Wise Men parade in Madrid
January 6th is one of the happiest days for children. And there is no lack of reasons for them, since the night before, all the houses receive the expected visit of the Three Wise Men, who leave gifts for all the children. However, it is tradition that, before entering the houses, their majesties walk through the streets of the cities and towns, greeting the children and collecting late letters with the wishes of the little ones.

Madrid will host its famous Three Kings parade on the evening of January 5, from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm. The route will start in the Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz and will run along the Paseo de la Castellana until the end of the route in the Plaza Cibeles.

But the fun does not end there. The next day, it is a tradition to reunite the family to enjoy an exquisite meal and eat the famous Roscón de Reyes, the perfect ending for a spectacular Christmas. If you feel like tasting the winner of the best Roscón de Reyes in 2023, try the one made by Elena Campal in Panod.

Accommodation in Madrid
If you plan to spend a few days in Madrid this Christmas and enjoy any of these plans, book a room in a central hotel near the Puerta del Sol and other enclaves. Our Hotel Cortezo offers you the possibility to enjoy magical Madrid this holiday season with all kinds of amenities.