! Spanish News Today – The best cities in Spain to experience Christmas lights

Date of publication: 12/09/2021

Two destinations in Andalusia stand out for their superb lighting

As the Christmas holidays approach, most cities in Spain are already proudly displaying their festive decorations, lining their streets with everything from giant trees to spectacular nativity scenes. There are many iconic Christmas destinations around the world, but this year travelers won’t have to fly to London or New York to soak up the atmosphere, as the following Spanish cities offer some of the most famous in the world a race for their money.


You would expect the country’s capital to put on a good show and Madrid certainly haven’t let the side down in 2021.

Visitors to Madrid will be dazzled by its 6,700 chains (around 147 kilometers of lights), 118 cherry trees and 13 huge Christmas trees.

The best cities in Spain to experience Christmas lights


A breathtaking show featuring images from the main Christmas scenes is presented at the Cathedral between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. with extraordinary special effects such as smoke machines and anti-aircraft lights, while visitors won’t want to miss the hall. chandeliers or the enchanted garden. on San Juan Street.

The best cities in Spain to experience Christmas lights


For its scale, the Galician city of Vigo is hard to beat. With eleven million LED lights, 350 decorated streets, 3,000 light patterns, 100 illuminated trees and more than 400 loudspeakers scattered throughout the historic center and its surroundings, a festive stroll through Vigo is in order.

In addition to having a 12-meter ice rink in Samil and a festive themed amusement park in Rosalia de Castro, tourists and residents alike flocked to the town’s 60-meter-high Ferris wheel. Located at the junction of Colon and Areal, the wheel is the largest in Spain and offers stunning views of Vigo, all for the bargain price of five euros.

The best cities in Spain to experience Christmas lights


This year, Seville’s Plaza de San Francisco is home to Europe’s largest Christmas tree, which is 40 meters high and 14 in diameter. Known as the Pixel Tree, it offers a light and music show every day from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

In addition, the city has more than 280 illuminated squares and streets, as well as a magic train, the Christmas town, several markets, skating rinks and fairground attractions.

The best cities in Spain to experience Christmas lights

Picture 1: Ayto. Seville

Image 2: Visit Madrid

Picture 3: Ayto. Malaga

Image 4: Official Navidad en Vigo

Picture 5: Ayto. Seville