Christmas in Málaga, what to do? The city is amazing if you love the Christmas spirit. There is plenty to do. Do you rather skip the seasonal festivities? Go into nature. The weather is often wonderful at Christmas, so perfect for a walk or to enjoy a drink on a terrace.
Christmas in Málaga, what to do?
Málaga is in the top 20 best Christmas cities in Europe
Málaga is one of the top 20 nicest cities to experience the Christmas atmosphere. This is thanks to the many Christmas lights, the Christmas trees in the city, the Christmas market, the nativity scenes and much more. Below you can read how to get into the real Christmas spirit in Málaga.
Christmaslights in Málaga
The last Friday of November is the day that the Christmas lights in the city of Málaga are switched on. The shopping street Calle Larios is transformed into a true Christmas spectacle every year. A sound and light show can be seen until January 6.
This attracts many spectators every year. That is why there are no longer fixed times for the sound and light show, as this often led to congestion in the shopping street.
But if you are in Málaga in the evening, you will certainly experience it.
Christmas in Málaga; Video mapping
In addition to the Christmas lights, a 3D sound and light show will be shown at the cathedral in the city centre. Every evening, at 6:30 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm between November 28 and January 6 (no show on December 24, 31) you can enjoy this modern technique.
Admire nativity scenes in Málaga
Nativity scenes can be admired in the city centre of Málaga The nativity scene in the town hall is the largest. Soon we shall add a route where the nativity scenes can be admired even more.
Christmas in the air of Málaga city
This year, the sky in the city of Málaga will also have a Christmas atmosphere. One hundred and twenty drones will grace the sky at various dates and times.
The drones are best seen from Plaza de la Marina, Muelle Uno and the Gibralfaro.
Dates: 3 and 9 Dec (20.30) 4,5,6,7, Dec 23: 8 p.m
Fairytale lights in the botanical garden
Just outside Málaga, the Christmas spirit continues. Last year, the Botanical Garden in Málaga was completely transformed into a Christmas atmosphere. Thousands of lights illuminate the trees and plants in this beautiful garden. A great experience will be on display again this year from 27 November to 8 January.
Do not forget to buy an entrance ticket online in advance. Prices vary from 10 to 14 euros per person. Because there is limited parking, it is wise to take the special bus to the Botanical Garden in the centre of Málaga. (Line 91 from Vialia train station, bus ticket you can buy together online with your entrance ticket.)
Christmas in the province of Málaga, what to do?
In the interior of Andalusia, about 90 km from Finca Las Nuevas, lies the village of Rute. This small village has a high concentration of small museums that make for a fun day out in the Christmas spirit.
Around Christmas time you can visit the Galleros artesanos & Belén de Chocolate. Here the typical Christmas cookies are made. These biscuits are sold in all supermarkets and stalls in every village and town. The cookies are single-wrapped.
Besides the cookies, you can also see a huge nativity scene made of chocolate and an exhibition about Turrón. Turrón, nougat is also a typical Spanish delicacy that is often eaten during Christmas.
Almost next door is the Museo del Anís, where you can see the history of a liqueur distillery. Also nearby is the Museo del Azúcar, where you can see reproductions of the most important buildings of Andalusia and other countries made of sugar.
If you want to learn more about ham’s history, you can look at the Museo de Jamón.
Christmas in Spain, did you know?
Did you know?
… Spaniards often celebrate Christmas at home with family and many restaurants are closed on December 25?
… Spain does not have Boxing Day?
… Children sometimes receive presents on both Christmas Eve (Dec 24) and Three Kings Day (Jan 6)?
… You have to wear red underwear on New Year’s Eve so that you are guaranteed a beautiful new year?
… Three Kings parades can be seen on January 6. Fun for kids.
Fleeing Christmas in Málaga
Do you want to come to Spain to escape Christmas? Then you are certainly in the right place in Andalusia. In December the weather is often still wonderful. This is a perfect time for visiting towns or taking lovely walks. If you are looking for nice accommodation, you are more than welcome in our holiday homes at Finca Las Nuevas.