Time to see the amazing Madrid Christmas lights. In other words, the nightlife, the lights, the clubs, the shopping and the streets full of people who want to have fun. Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Madrid are the perfect setting to party and be together in joy. The Spanish capital offers endless leisure opportunities and a unique atmosphere. Here are some ideas to experience great emotions in the Spanish capital, day and night of course!. Remember to get your camera ready to take amazing pictures near the Madrid Christmas lights.
Why you should go to see Christmas lights in Madrid
Until January 6, lights of all colors flood the city. Streets, squares and buildings have millions of light bulbs that meet the highest environmental protection and energy efficiency requirements. All go green illuminating more and consuming less. To enjoy the Christmas atmosphere you can take the Naviluz, the Christmas Bus. A bus that leaves and arrives in Plaza de Col n (calle Serrano, opposite the n 30. Single stop) and that runs through the main streets of the center of Madrid allowing you to admire the Christmas lights.
The Christmas lighting in Madrid this year makes use of new creations in different streets. In calle Alcalá, from Cibeles to Puerta de Alcalá, the illuminación evokes the sky of Madrid covered with stars; in calle Serrano the motifs represent different fabrics in homage to the street of fashion; also the firs de la Red de San Luis, Calle Fuencarral and the squares of Callao and Colón have new decorations. The usual municipal circuit of Christmas lighting has been added to new locations in various areas of the city. Traditional Christmas trees can be admired at the Puerta del Sol, Red de San Luis (Gran Vía – Montera), Plaza de Colón (with Génova), Plaza de Callao, Plaza San Juan de la Cruz, Plaza España and Calle Fuencarral.
Don't forget to visit the Madrid botanical garden Christmas lights
Contrary to what many think, the Christmas lights do not put themselves nor the City Hall. It is the associated commerce that organizes and decorates all the streets of the neighborhood.
The Christmas lights are paid by the Association of Merchants Carmel Comerç, Mercat del Carmel and Comerciants Teixonera with the fees of their associates and the grant granted by the City of Barcelona.
The Christmas decorations give life to a whole neighborhood without distinction. Therefore, all companies that benefit indirectly, but do not contribute economically, must value the efforts of their colleagues.
The surcharge of the euro in the Christmas lottery of Carmel Comerç and Comerciants Teixonera helps to finance the Christmas lights.
This year in the smallest streets of the neighborhood you will see that the ornaments are at the door of the partner establishments that collaborate. It’s a way of recognizing effort.
There are a number of shops in the neighborhood that, year after year, despite the difficulties, with their collaboration make it possible for Christmas to continue to shine in El Carmel and La Teixonera. Remember to make a Christmas Party Madrid and party hard this year with a Madrid New Years Eve Party
SCHEDULE OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: from 18:00 to 23:00.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and holidays: from 18:00 to 24:00.
25 December, 1 January and 6 January: 18:00 to 24:00.
24 December and 5 January: from 18:00 to 03:00.
December 31: from 18:00 to 06:00.