Christmas Lights Madrid: Let’s Get Lit

Christmas Lights in Madrid

Time has come for the streets of Madrid to be illuminated for the holiday season! Smart Insiders is here to give you the scoop for everything you need to know for how to get the most out of your Christmas lights experience. Also, 2018 will showcase a wide range of new and beautiful designs, even though some of the lights will be similar to those from previous years. These luminous creations have been created by some of the most established fashion designers, architects, and graphic designers in Spain.

Where can you see the lights?

Alcala Street

Cibeles to Puerta de Alcalá: You certainly won’t be disappointed with this breathtaking display. Puerta de Alcala is a must-see and could be one of the most noteworthy spots in Madrid. The artist wanted to represent the night sky of Madrid covered with stars.

Serrano Street

Calle Serrano is known for it’s fashion so in dedication the artist has designed the lights in different shapes to seem like fabric draping over a line. Now that you know the inspiration this is even more of a reason to go with your friends and study this beautiful almost sculpture-like display.


Certainly don’t forget the Christmas trees.

Being away from home probably makes us miss family traditions, and one of the most important is the Christmas tree! If you are unable to buy and decorate this year with your family then have no fear because Madrid has many beautiful trees you can enjoy around the city. Another reason you’re in for a treat this year is because some of the trees will have different decorations than years prior. So if you were in Madrid last year you will have another chance to get excited walking around and seeing what is new and exciting this year.

  • Red de San Luis
  • Fuencarral Street
  • Plaza Colon
  • Plaza Callao
The sponsored trees continue year after year, but 2018 will feature different companies. They can be found in the following places:
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Red de San Luis (Gran Vía – Montera)
  • Plaza Colón (with Génova)
  • Plaza Callao
  • Plaza San Juan de la Cruz
  • Plaza España
  • Fuencarral Street

When can you go visit?

From the 23rd of November 2018 to the 6th of January 2019 you will be able to view the lights. Below you can view the schedule for when and how long the lights will be illuminated. We’ve even accounted for the special days which have extended hours.
Christmas Lights Schedule Madrid 2018 – 2019:
The times at which you can see the Christmas lights in Madrid are as follows:
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays:  6PM – 11PM
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Festive Eves: 6PM – 12AM (Midnight)
25th of December – 1st of January, & 6th January: 6PM – 12AM (Midnight)
24th of December & 5th of January: 6PM – 3AM
31st of December: 6PM – 6AM

Want to attend more holiday events?

Because we are heavy in the holiday season Smart Insiders wants to make sure you are up to date with the latest news and events. Therefore, we want you to check out the upcoming holiday event in Salamanca which is probably one of the biggest end of the year parties. Above all we don’t want you to miss out on this great cultural opportunity!
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