If we are going to spend the Christmas holidays in Madrid we must know that this city not only has recreational activities and shopping such as exhibitions, plays, the Christmas market in the Plaza Mayor or the beautiful tree that welcomes us in the Puerta del Sol, here we will also find tourist attractions that we can visit as a family to to celebrate Christmas.

Christmas in Madrid

Christmas activities in Madrid

In Madrid we find Christmas offers for all tastes. From theme walks, tourist attractions, theme parks with Christmas activities, exhibitions, plays, concerts, and everything accompanied by thousands of lights that adorn the city.

If we travel with kids we can take them skating at the ice skating rink in Plaza Callao; Also, we can spend the afternoon shopping in the traditional Christmas markets such as the Plaza Mayor market and in the Plaza España Handicrafts Fair. Another fun point for the little ones is the Children's City (where the little ones can take part in activities and music and theater workshops) and the traditional circuses that are presented at Christmas time. Another mandatory visit is to go to the Jokes Market.

Christmas 2012 in Madrid

Also, if we have time and budget, we can visit the Madrid Aquarium Zoo, Faunia (The Theme Park of Nature) and the Warner Park that programs special shows, workshops and thematic presentations related to Christmas.

Leisure in Madrid

Although the Christmas season makes us think only about these festivities, the truth is that in Madrid there are leisure offers for all types of travelers. For example, this 2013 has already opened the Madrid Motor Days, the event for this Christmas and that will last from December 20 to January 5 at IFEMA Madrid.

Christmas in Madrid

Here we can see the best cars on the market and attend the exhibitions and demonstrations of these true gems. But what about the little ones at home? At the Madrid Motor Days everything has been thought about so if we are spending the Christmas holidays with children, there will be no problem. For them there are all kinds of attractions such as bouncy castles and games, which will be found in a special area where they will be under the care of specialized characters while we enjoy the event.

Leaving this event, we can walk around the city doing the route of the nativity scenes (consisting of the exhibition of more than twenty nativity scenes in the main buildings of the historic center and where one of the most popular is that of the Madrid City Council).

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