December is here and Madrid looks magic and beautiful. The lights, markets, decorations and ice rinks are some of the Christmas things that make Madrid really lovely. If you’re student or come from outside, you should enjoy this time of the year.  That is why we are going to tell you the 10 best Christmas plans you can do in Madrid:

1. Botanical Garden Lights 

The Royal Botanic Garden has a decoration of millions of lights in all colors. You can enjoy a beautiful and magical journey of almost 2km, from November 19 to January 6, 2020. You can book your ticket here. The good news is that as a student you can enjoy a very special price. 

2. Walk in Gran Vía 

At this time of the year, Christmas lights are the protagonists in the streets of Madrid, so it is the perfect excuse to take advantage and enjoy a beautiful walk through one of the best avenues in the city, Gran Vía. Here you will not only appreciate the lights, you can also enjoy Christmas shopping. 

3. Naviluz 

If you prefer, you can enjoy the Christmas lights in Madrid by Naviluz, the Christmas bus, which takes a tour of the main illuminated avenues of the capital, such as: Gran Vía, Calle Alcalá and Barrio Salamanca. It will be available until January 6, Three Kings Day. It works every day of the week from 18h until 21h. The price of the tickets is 4 euros, we recommend that you catch them as soon as possible, because they sell out quickly.

4. Christmas Markets 

There ara a lot of christmas markets in Madrid, where you can find everything about this time of the year, such as decorations, christmas hats, toy and delicious christmas desserts. 

Where are they  located? They are in the main squares of Madrid, such as Plaza España, Plaza Mayor, Plaza Santa Cruz, Plaza de Callao, Plaza de Santo Domingo, or the sweet festival located in Plaza de Isabel II, etc. 

5. Ice Skating

This plan is also one of the main components of Christmas in Madrid. Not only can you enjoy it at El Palacio de hielo, where after years there is an ice rink for children and adults. The main ice rinks in Madrid are in Colón, Puente de Vallecas, Leganés, Matadero, Crystal Gallery Palacio Cibeles, etc. 

6. Cortylandia 

As every year, El Corte Inglés in Preciados has decorated its facade but the topic of this year is “Elfolandia” the show celebrates its 40th anniversary!. you can enjoy the show until January 5th from 12h noon to 21h, every day. On the seventh floor of the mall you can also see the exhibition of 40th anniversary. 

7. Lights in Torrejón de Ardoz 

The Christmas lights in Torrejón de Ardoz is one of the most important shows in the community of Madrid. This year, the magic door will trend a play of lights and music, which has worked under the command of the Italian company Mariano Light. The show is available from November 23 to January 6 at 19h. And the best news is that the show is totally free. Perfect for students! 

8. Christmas town and Santa Claus home 

From December 14 to January 5 you can enjoy the magic of the Christmas town and the Santa Claus house in La Real Casa de Postas. You can visit every room of this spectacular house with the company of Santa Claus, his Elves and the wise men. 

9. Christmas carol concert 

This December 15th, the Teatro de la Zarzuela will present a Christmas Carol concert presented by a hundred children between 6 and 16 years old of the ORCA Small Cantores choir. 

10. Ski

 You can escape to the snow and enjoy skiing. In the outside of Madrid there are several ski stations where you can live an adventure with your friends. The closest stations is Navacerrada, La Pinilla, Valdesquí. 

Fall in love with the magic of Madrid at this time of the year and enjoy its charms. If you already live in this beautiful city, we recommend these tips that will help you live in Madrid as a student. And if you want to know more about accommodation in Madrid, you know that in SGR you can find the best places to live a unique experience. 

Visit our website and discover our types of accommodation and all the services we offer for students. 

If you want to know what other plans you can do in the city, we recommend the best coffee places in Madrid. 


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