This Christmas, in our city with a star and where anything can happen, we are going to witness the recreation of an astronomical phenomenon that by rights belongs to the more northerly latitudes where Santa Claus' house is located in our imagination. Thanks to the magical northern lights, Borealis changes the way we perceive Condeduque’s the Central Courtyard and encourages us to reflect on our relationship with nature and technology.

Borealis is an installation created by Switzerland-based Dan Acher, who works with art as a tool for social change and who has presented his artivist works, as he likes to call them, in major cities around the world. The soundtrack of the installation has been written by French composer Guillaume Desbois.


Fri 15 Dec - Fri 22 Dec 2023

Free admission. You can download your tickets from 11 December onwards

Free admission until full capacity is reached

Accessibility type

For reasons beyond the control of the organisers and due to the large number of spectators at certain times during the event, the planned physical accessibility conditions may be modified.


Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque


Place of employment information:


  • Metro: Ventura Rodríguez (línea 3), San Bernardo (líneas 2 y 4), Noviciado (línea 2), Plaza de España (líneas 3 y 10).
  • Bus: 002, 001, 1, 133, 138, 2, 44, C1, 74m C2, 21, C03.
  • Bicimad: Estación 13 (calle Conde Duque, 22).

Distrito Centro

Download the poster

The Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Madrid City Council facilitates the download of the official poster of the Madrid Christmas Programme 2023 campaign created by Polinho Trapalleiro.

Authorized download for home use only. Any other use subject to authorization. © MADRID DESTINO CULTURA TURISMO Y NEGOCIO, S.A., 2023