This year the Christmas lights are switched on the 30th in November, will you miss it? Don’t worry, you will find a video of the lighting and all the information you may need about Christmas in Malaga if you continue reading.
The lighting decoration and switching date change every year, however in 2016 was the same as in 2015. In past events they used up to 600.000 led lights in Larios street, the most centric street in Malaga, nevertheless this city is one of the best places to enjoy the Christmas lighting in the world.
On the right you can see the 2017 lights. This year they will be ready ready to be turned the last Friday in November. Remember there will be light and sound shows at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm every day.
In 2018 the Christmas lighting and the light and music show will be the same as past year.
New lighting for Christmas in Malaga 2018
This year they repeat design and lighting in the city centre, the design is inspired by the Cathedral of Malaga.
On the opening day there will also be a children’s party in Plaza de Las Flores where free balloons will be distributed among the youngest.
The company responsible for Christmas lighting in Malaga (Iluminaciones Ximénez) which is also responsible for providing lighting to different companies and cities around the world. You can find its LED lighting in New York on Fifth Avenue, Las Vegas, Dubai or even in Hong Kong among other locations.
Many visitors come from Europe not only to see the Christmas lighting in Malaga, but also to enjoy a festive atmosphere unique in the city.
This year, the Christmas lighting will also be used for light and sound shows at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm. There will be typical Christmas songs and each pass will last from 2 to 3 minutes.
There will be new streets in addition to Calle Larios where you can enjoy the illumination: Calle Marqués, Sagasta, Souvirón, Plaza de Camas, Calle Herrera del Rey, Puerta del Mar, Calle Moreno Carbonero, Calle Álamos and Calle Granada.
The Christmas lighting will be turned off on January 6th, with the arrival of the Night of Kings, so you better visit it before it is too late.
This central square in Malaga is decorated for Christmas with a beautiful illumination offering a show that you should not miss.
Christmas trees in Malaga
During Christmas in Malaga six giant Christmas trees (6 to 18 meters high) will be placed. 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 giant 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 decorated for the occasion.
Switching on Christmas lights in Malaga in video – 2017
Torremolinos chrismas lighting switched on the Tuesday 5th of December in 2017 at Plaza Costa del Sol. If they repeat this year, they should turn on the lights the Tuesday 4th.
Christmas Markets in Malaga – 2018
Many locals enjoy the Christmas in Malaga by visiting any of the many Christmas markets in the province.
There are usually every year markets at Soho district and Alameda park. I will update the list as new information is coming.
Initially I think the list will not be much different than the previous year one so you can check our past year list of Christmas Markets in Malaga.
The Christmas markets below are from 2017, we can expect that they will continue opening at similar dates in 2018.
Christmas Market in Torremolinos (near train station) from the Friday 2nd of November.
Chrismas Market in Fuengirola is already available at Plaza de la Constitución.
Christmas charity bazaar in Malaga
Located at the English Shop ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ at Paseo de Sancha, 48.
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.
Invisible handcrafters market
At Calle Andres Perez, 8. Opening time is from 5pm to 10pm.
Visiting Traditional Nativity Scenes
Every year they organize traditional nativity scenes, some of the most popular are the one inside Malaga Cathedral and at the Town Hall in Malaga.
Cathedral opening time: 10am to 2am and from 5pm to 8pm
Town Hall opening time: 10am to 2am and from 5pm to 9pm
New Year’s Eve in Malaga
You can find a wide variety of hotels for the New Year’s Eve party with dinner included . If you prefer, you can celebrate in one of the main squares of the cities of Malaga, there typically meet a large number of people to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.
In adition if you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve with more people you can visit one of the following locations:
Procession of the Three Kings 2019
The Three Kings in Malaga during 2019 will spend the night in the Alcazaba. The parade will leave from the city hall on Monday 5 January so you better be ready.
The parade will begin 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
Do you plan to spend this Christmas in Malaga? We hope you enjoy and don´t forget to share your experiences and questions in the forum.
*Route from past year should be the same, should it change I will update it.
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