While other cities gingerly ease into the holidays, Madrid has flexed its holiday muscles to the max. The city is ablaze with Christmas markets, churro vendors, holiday lights, and–horror of horrors–hoards of tourists. Here are some pictures of the mad-ness.
Giant tree in the Puerta del Sol
One of the 1,022 giant nativity scenes on display (note: figurines in the front, real people in the back)
Santa actually makes his living in the Plaza Mayor
Greenery (for do-it-yourself nativities?) in the Plaza Mayor
This is the time of year when fur coats come out to play
Here’s a sneak-peak at my new apartment, where I will be spending Christmas this year!