Every year since 1979, madrileños young and old have lined the streets, craning their necks for 15 minutes each hour to see the Cortylandia show – music, blinking lights and singing puppets different every year. Celebrating Christmas in Madrid is incomplete without seeing Cortylandia.
Every year the big department chain Corte Inglés presents the Cortylandia for Christmas. One store precisely, the Corte Inglés de Preciados, sets up the city’s most visited Christmas spectacle. Memorable Cortylandia displays include a giant sparkly version of the ubiquitous Don Quixote (1989) and a 15-ton King Kong (2005).
The spectacle is free, and it’s nice to see that El Corte Inglés . This year’s edition is dedicated to bears and other forest animals.
Vamos todos a cantar
Alegría en estas fechas
Porque ya es Navidad”
When: until January 5th – 15 minutes session – Free
- Monday to Friday: at 12, 13 and 14 h and at 18:30, 19:30 and 21 h.
- December 13th and 20th: at 12, 13 and 14 h and at 17h, 18, 19, 20 and 21 h.
- Saturdays and Sundays and holidays at 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30 h and at 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 h.