…and everybody goes “Awww!”

So they’ve been putting up these lights here, all over town. Putting them up, and putting them up, and putting them up–but not turning them on. Trees, too–different themes and sizes of Christmas trees made only of lights in almost every plaza in Madrid. It’s like we do back home in Temple Square, except that it’s the entire city. And it’s been going on for weeks now.

Then, tonight, they finally turned them on. Mike and I were out for a walk and got caught up in the heart of it, Plaza del Sol. And everyone had come out to see the lights and be a part of the crowd and feel the Christmas spirit turn on.

It was a good time to be in Madrid.


El Corte Inglés

Plaza del Sol

Chocolate y Churros

All the people