Christmas and New Year in Madrid

Looking to make the most of the Christmas holidays?

Join LAE Madrid for its fun-filled calendar of activities!

Discover the Spanish capital in all its holiday glory, while practicing and improving your Spanish. Get into the Christmas spirit and make the most of the lights, magic and sparkle of the season with a native Spanish teacher to help you understand the traditions, vocabulary and beautiful sights of Madrid at Christmas.

Celebrating Christmas in Madrid

Celebrating Christmas

CHRISTMAS WEEK

(24-29 December)

Spanish classes 9.00-14.00 Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri

24 December:

Christmas Eve! Roscón y café

26 December:

Visit the Traditional Spanish Nativities throughout Madrid

29 December:

Visit the Christmas markets of Madrid

Celebrating Christmas in Madrid

Celebrating Christmas

NEW YEAR WEEK

(31 December – 5 January)

Spanish classes 9.00-14.00 Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri

31 December:

New Year Countdown party with LAE Madrid after classes

2 January:

Chocolate and Churros

5 January:

Ice Skating

Some of the Christmas activities

Christmas Markets

Wrap up warm and pick up some traditional Christmas goodies at the markets in Madrid. It’s the ideal place for seasonal lights, sweets, and decorations! Our native teachers will show you the best markets and explain everything there is to know about Christmas time in the capital of Spain.

Visit the Traditional Spanish Nativities throughout Madrid

Join LAE Madrid as we visit one of the most traditional nativity scenes in Madrid. The Beléns are often designed in collaboration with some of the most well-known artists and nativity scene creators in Madrid. Our native Spanish teacher will explain the history and traditions surrounding the Spanish nativity scenes.

Christmas Treats

We’ll fill up the days with the traditional wintery sweets! Our list includes trying out some delicious Roscón de Reyes, a pastry that is eaten to celebrate the epiphany, buying honey covered nuts in the Christmas Markets, and of course, enjoying some of the best Chocolate and Churros Madrid has to offer.

New Year Countdown party with LAE Madrid

Spain has lots of traditions related to this season: el Gordo de Navidad, New Year grapes, the Three Wise Men, among many others. This party at LAE Madrid will teach you everything you need to know about New Year Countdown in the centre of Madrid. This includes a Cava (sparkling wine) tasting, as well as practicing eating the 12 grapes ahead of the New Year!

Ice Skating

Whether you’re an experienced skater or a novice, the winter wouldn’t be complete without wrapping up warm and gliding around on the ice. Our native Spanish teacher will take you to the rink and you can practice your Spanish as you enjoy this seriously festive activity.