Are you staying in Madrid for Thanksgiving? Despite not being a well-known celebration in the Spanish capital, you will be able to enjoy the holiday doing different activities, as Madrid holds a wide variety of plans to enjoy with your family! We have already talked about some more traditional Thanksgiving activities in Madrid, so in this blog post we will share with you more recommendations to spend the day with your kids and make the most of the city at the same time. This is how a different family Thanksgiving in Madrid looks like:
On a frozen planet between glaciers, igloos and northern lights, we find ourselves in a hidden place where Eskimo people, the Inuits, are surprised by the arrival of a magical being…
This year IFEMA – Feria de Madrid will be hosting this winter show created by Productores de Sonrisas, a company that has produced different successful shows such as Circlassica, Magic Circus or Christmas Circus Price.
This unique show will surprise children and adults! A circus will be transformed into an ice skating rink under a large white tent, in which artists from the best circus schools in the world will perform a magical tale.
In the library “Dragón Lector”, located in Calle Fernández de la Hoz 72, and in Calle Sagunto 20 your children will be able to enjoy an exhilarating story reading! They have storytelling activities for babies and older children during the whole month. And they also offer some bilingual activities so that kids get to discover literature in a fun way while improving their language skills. For more information, check out their website.
This unique place offers entertainment both for parents and for children. If you’ve always dreamt of bringing out your scientific side, then this is definitely the right place for you. Madrid Science and Innovation Week is an event about scientific dissemination and citizen participation whose main objective is to involve the youngest generations in science, technology and innovation. From November 4 to 17, you and your family will be able to participate in more than 1000 free activities around Madrid.
From November 16 to January 6, El Corte Inglés de Preciados presents Cortylandia, one of the most famous attractions in the heart of Madrid. A free lively outdoor mural that changes themes every year. This year Cortylandia will include a train with animated characters singing and telling a Christmas tale.
Since you are in the center of Madrid you can take advantage, go for a walk with your family through the Plaza Mayor and enjoy a hot Chocolate with churros at the mythical San Ginés.
If you want to know more about outdoor activities in Madrid, take a look at this link.
What would happen if the Queen of Hearts wanted to change all the happily ever after tales? Discover a reinvention of the Lewis Carrol classic Alice in Wonderland in a musical format. A unique experience for the whole family with various innovative theatrical and audiovisual techniques.
‘A sun of books’ is the motto of this new edition that commemorates 150 years of friendship and cultural collaboration between Japan and Spain. Books, adventures, imagination and creation are the sun that illuminates and warms collaboration and fraternity among all people.
The fair, located at Conde Duque will host free activities aimed at all family members: storytelling, theater, workshops, concerts … Come and learn everything that unites Spain with the East and discover that, even the greatest distances can be narrowed by reading a good book!
Also located in Conde Duque, the project deals with the relationship between music and architecture. It has been created for children between 4 and 12 years old and their families! Workshops will have live music and recycled materials so kids can learn about geometry, space and volume while playing.
Why not spending Thanksgiving in Madrid while learning about life in the city through games? The History Museum of Madrid welcomes kids to learn how people in Madrid lived, worked and had fun in other periods of time. Every Sunday, except during December, you can get in for free, although you might want to make a reservation so as to not be disappointed!
Have a different Thanksgiving dinner in Madrid:
Instead of the traditional turkey, mash potatoes and pie, you can take your family to a different and fun restaurant. As you can probably guess from its name, this restaurant offers this Italian typical dish, loved both by children and adults. But that is not the best part… The pizzas are up to two meters long! Can you imagine your child’s face when they see a pizza that is bigger than them? Another good thing is that they have a terrace where children can play and just across the street there’s also a park.
This restaurant, located in the South of Madrid, is perfect to take the kids out for lunch. Not only they have a game zone in which the children will be able to enjoy themselves, but they also have a person in charge that will be helping your children and making sure they are well taken care of while you enjoy a glass of wine. When it comes to the menu, they offer Spanish dishes and they have amazing desserts such as rice pudding or custard. There’s a special menu for kids that includes dessert and a drink.
This cozy and casual gastrobar in the Chamberi neighborhood, is perfect to eat, drink and spend some time with your family. Its menu is newly updated and includes braised octopus, spicy tuna tartar, scallops and some of the tastiest burgers in Madrid. The kids’ menu has a fixed price and they have a children’s area on Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 5pm. They’re also pet-friendly, so you won’t have to leave your furry friends home alone.
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