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As anticipation quickly builds for the most wonderful time of the year, you’ll quickly notice that Madrid is getting dressed up to the nines. Almost every street, plaza and avenue has some kind of light spectacle installed and they will all light up, turning Madrid into a true winter wonderland, on Saturday November 25th! Each neighbourhood/street has lights of different design and colours to project a kind of individual identity and variety. From tree branches and rain drops stretching across massive avenues to small delicate shapes hanging over those small cobbled streets, the magic is everywhere! But it doesn’t stop there! Many of the major plazas in the city centre – Sol, Callao, Plaza de España, Montera –  will have breathtaking Christmas trees, some of which you can even enter.

The lights where designed and constructed by a team of architects and fashion designers with a goal to create an energy efficient, environmentally conscious, magical atmosphere for the people of Madrid. The lights go on from 18:00 – 22:00 during the week, 18:00 – 23:00 on weekends and 18:00 – 03:00 on Christmas eve! The last light show will be on January 6th!

Your friendly, neighbourhood travel guide,

– Leah

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