Attention parents, mothers and children! To spend a magical day in the European Capital of Christmas 2018 you do not have to go far: it’s in Spain. Torrejón de Ardoz celebrates its “Magical Christmas” in a dreamlike environment that will delight young and old, with light shows, attractions, theater, skating rink and more.
With the end of the year just around the corner, you want to soak up the Christmas spirit. If you are one of those people who are drawn a smile just thinking about the colored lights, the festive decoration and the smell of sweet, we have good news to give you: the European Capital of Christmas 2018 is in Spain .
The Magical Christmas of Torrejón de Ardoz has become the main reference of Christmas destinations in the center of the country. And it is not for less: the city of Madrid displays a visual spectacle full of fantasy and color, as well as a multitude of activities to spend an unforgettable family experience.
This year, the main novelty of the festivities is the impressive Puerta Mágica , a light and sound installation unique in Europe, prepared by the prestigious Italian company Mariano Light , one of the most important artistic and decorative lighting companies in the world (they have won lighting contests in Las Fallas, no more, no less). The Magic Gate will be in operation until January 7 and can be enjoyed every afternoon in the Plaza Mayor of the city.
Activities for the whole family
Another of the great attractions of the Magical Christmas of Torrejón de Ardoz is the Christmas Village, an endearing space of street markets and varied activities, crowned by the imposing Giant Ferris wheel of Christmas .
As if that were not enough, the children will also enjoy the Ice Slide and the Christmas Spheres , a spectacular mobile Christmas tree 12 meters high that turns on itself and in which it is possible to mount. This original attraction is a pioneer in Spain and Europe and is made specifically for these holidays.
Adults will not find time to get bored either. In addition to the spectacular lighting and the Sweet Christmas Market , ideal for the sweet tooth, there is also a sensational 450 square meter ice rink that can hold up to 70 people at a time.
The other point of interest is the City of Dreams , which houses the Magic Gate and the Double Carousel , an endearing classic attraction over 10 meters high and 9 meters in diameter. This unique merry-go-round in Spain has two floors and a capacity for 42 seats. In addition, in its highest part it has colorful illustrations painted by hand and framed in different rosettes that capture some of the most important monuments and tourist places in the country.
The party program is full of theatrical events, both for children and adults. The little ones will especially enjoy the performances of Los Guachis , as well as the performances of ‘Rapunzel’, ‘El Soldadito de Plomo’ and ‘El Mundo de Fantasía’ . Parents can have a good time to the rhythm of the King of Pop with ‘Michael’s Legacy’, a spectacular tribute to Michael Jackson .
Torrejón de Ardoz, elected European Capital of Christmas 2018
With all these activities, it is not surprising that Torrejón de Ardoz has been declared European Capital of Christmas 2018 . The International Jury of the Capital and European City of Christmas event, held in Madrid on Monday, November 27, unanimously failed to award this title to the city of Madrid, along with the towns of Liege (Belgium), Valkenburg (Netherlands) and Medina de Rioseco .
After hearing the ruling, the jury congratulated Torrejón de Ardoz for the high technical level of the project presented, its proposals and the commitment to European and festive values. It is, without doubt, a must-see for Christmas lovers , who will live a fantasy and fun experience for the whole family.