The Christmas lights in Malaga are world famous. This year, you can see them being switched on on the 24th November.
The most spectacular street is Larios street – in the centre of the city - which in past years has exhibited over 600,000 lights!!
New Designs For Christmas Lights 2017
The theme and design this year, has been inspired by Malaga Cathedral. The new lighting design will also be expanded into more streets.
In Plaza de Las Flores, there will be balloons distributed to the children.
Iluminaciones Ximénez are responsible for the lighting. They are also famous for lighting several famous companies, and streets such as 5th Avenue in New York, Las Vegas, Dubai, and Hong Kong to name just a few.
Although the lights are a large attraction, Malaga is a great place to visit at Christmas for many reasons.
There will also be several light and sound shows every day at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm, where traditional Christmas songs will be played.
The new streets added to illumination display are: Calle Marqués, Sagasta, Souvirón, Plaza de Camas, Calle Herrera del Rey, Puerta del Mar, Calle Moreno Carbonero, Calle Álamos and Calle Granada.
Lights are traditionally turned off on January 6th – ´Night of The Kings´
Malaga Christmas Trees
The 6 giant Christmas trees are between 6 and 18 meters One of them in Huelin Park, two almond trees of 8 meters, one in the square of the Cervantes Theatre and another in Alcazabilla street. A huge Christmas tree with a metallic structure in the Plaza de la Marina, also another one of 18 meters in the Plaza de la Constitución, illuminated following the lighting style of Larios Street, a Christmas tree in the Plaza Enrique García Square and finally one in Molina Lario Street. All of them illuminated with LEDs and beautifully decorated in festive style.
Popular Christmas Markets In Malaga – 2017
Christmas markets are becoming more and more popular each year. They are a great opportunity to stroll around with the family, and purchase interesting gifts you might not find anywhere else.
Malaga – Soho District & Alameda Park - 11am - 8pm - The Soho area of Malaga hosts a Christmas market with arts, crafts and antiques among many other items.
If you wish to visit or participate in the market you can contact the organisers at 951 256 076
Christmas Charity Bazaar in Malaga -
This charity market will open in January on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th.
For donating the opening time is from 10am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8:30pm.
Torremolinos Christmas Market - (near train station) from Friday 2nd of November.
Fuengirola Christmas Market - Plaza de la Constitución.
Traditional Nativity Scenes
There are some beautiful nativity scenes in the following places:
Cathedral opening time: 10am to 2am and from 5pm to 8pm
Town Hall opening time: 10am to 2am and from 5pm to 9pm
Malaga New Year´s Eve Celebrations
There are many hotels and restaurants that offer New Years´s eve packages. These can be quite expensive.
If you simply want to celebrate and catch the atmosphere of your town, the following places are traditionally very busy, and you will find great places to eat and drink – best to book beforehand.
Malaga: Plaza de la Constitucion and Calle Larios
Torremolinos: Auditorio Municipal Principe de Asturias
Benalmadena: Plaza de la Mezquita
Fuengirola: Plaza de España
Marbella: Plaza de los Naranjos
Three Kings Procession 2018
Three kings is a popular procession, where the ´Kings´ travel through each city and village, giving sweets to the waiting children.
In Malaga, the three kings parade will leave from the city hall on Monday 5 January.
The parade begins at 5 pm on January 5th and the route is as follows:
- City Hall Malaga
- Avenida de Cervantes
- Plaza General Torrijos
- Paseo del Parque
- Plaza de la Marina
- Alameda Principal
- Puente Tetuan
- Avenida de Andalucia
- Nazareno del Paso
- Puente de la Esperanza
- Manuel Jose Garcia Caparros
- Pasillo de Santa Isabel
- Carreteria, Alamos
- Plaza de la Merced