Most people’s favourite time of the year is coming, and Madrid spares no expense to celebrate it. The streets are decorated with bright Christmas lights, the city centre is filled with carols and the smell of roasted chestnuts permeates every corner. Even though Madrid is not a place where snow is common due to the city’s geographic location, it has the most beautiful Christmas and craft markets in Spain. That’s why genovacinco have created this review with the best Christmas markets in Madrid.

Christmas market in Plaza Mayor

A classic that never disappoints. In its stalls, you can find all kinds of things, from Nativity scenes figurines for those who want to complete their collection to joke items, toys, funny hats, and colourful garlands. This market in the centre is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful traditions for Madrid citizens, so it’s a must-see.

Las Conchas market

In Torrelodones, you will find this market which is famous for its beauty and because there you can always find vintage or designer products, accessories and decoration items.  At this time of year, there is always a Christmas edition with all kinds of products, from jewellery to natural cosmetics or gourmet products, all under the label “handmade”.

It is located at La Casa Verde, Torrelodones.

Craft Fair in Recoletos

If you love craftwork and beautiful things, you can’t miss a visit to the Craft Fair in Recoletos. The Asociación Madrileña de Oficios Artesanos organizes this fair with the most select products. You will have the chance to acquire a unique and charming piece of art.

It is located at Paseo de Recoletos.

Christmas market Corte Inglés

In the finest Central European market style, just like the street markets in Germany or Strasbourg, El Corte Inglés in Paseo de la Castellana sets up several booths outside the shopping centre to facilitate the typical Christmas decoration purchases to its visitors. It is a dream place where you can let your imagination fly and experience the thrill of this significant season.

Make sure to not mistake this magic market for the craft fair that is located at the entrance of the Nuevos Ministerios commuter train station.

Street market in Plaza Juan Goytisolo

Not only do we recommend this market because it is one of the most charming traditional markets in Madrid, but also because it is next to an ice rink at the same square. If you enjoy ice-skating, there is no doubt that you will have a great time.

Plaza de Juan Goytisolo is located next to the Museo Reina Sofía, where the Estación del Arte underground station is placed.

 Pop Up Chic

Along with the traditional Christmas markets, you can find the best options in fashion, accessories and decoration in the Pop Up Chic fair, in Recoletos. This is, without a doubt, one of the best alternatives for having a walk, finding new products, meeting local designers or getting ideas for a special gift.