If you like Madrid, you will like it even more at Christmas. A month beforehand, on November 25, the city will light up to await the end of the year festivities.
This is the special lighting that the Madrid City Council has for 232 locations in the city, an unpredictable spectacle. Surely you have already seen the decorations that have been arranged in emblematic places such as Preciados, Montera, Gran Vía or Jorge Juan, which will be lit at 7.30 pm as every year.
The entire lighting operation has cost about 3.6 million euros and is a way to promote commerce, hotels, restaurants and tourism in the city, as well as being a way to send a message of encouragement and hope to Madrilenians and visitors after more than a year and a half of very complicated life due to the pandemic, in accordance to the City Council.
Below is a video of the opening of 2020.