A very Spanish Christmas! Festivities, food & traditions – WIS025



I hit Madrid’s Christmas market to see what’s on offer and talk about the Spanish Christmas and New Year timetable. I head up to Doña Manolita’s – the place to buy a lucky Christmas lottery ticket and look at why ‘El Gordo’ is an essential part of the festive season.

Then a stop at ‘Cortylandia’ a slightly tacky spectacle and a must see for families and their kids at Christmas. I wander through a quieter than usual Puerta del Sol to see where thousands of people gather to see in New Year, counting chimes and eating grapes. Finally, food! I look at what Spaniards eat at Xmas, sweet and savoury! Feliz Navidad!

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