Christmas markets in Malaga and shopping

Christmas is arriving and – how could it be otherwise – Christmas markets in Malaga are emerging, ideal to go for a stroll enjoying while shopping the great atmosphere with the stalls and Christmas lights,which each year are more elaborate.

Wondering where and when to do Christmas shopping? Perhaps our list of the main Christmas markets in Malaga will help you.


Christmas lighting in Malaga is switched on the last friday of November at Calle Larios and switched off the 6th in January.

Dates may vary from year to year in terms of when the Christmas markets begin. While many might be available since the begining of December others might start their activity by the end of november.

Among the main Christmas markets in the province we highlight:

Christmas Market of Benalmadena in Arroyo de la Miel

Christmas market in Arroyo de la Miel

Find up to 50 stalls with a variety of handcrafted products in Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena. Ther are Christmas products and children activities daily.

Address: Next to the train station, Benalmadena-Arroyo de la Miel (Map)
Hours: 12.00 until midnight.
Dates: November 30th until December 9th

Christmas Market in Estepona

Christmas market in Estepona

You will find wooden houses in the purest Nordic market style and has an ice rink and children’s playground.

When: From December 5th to January 6th.

How to get there:

Christmas Market in Malaga – Garage Market

Garage Market en Málaga

In the Soho in Malaga is situated the Christmas market with arts, crafts and antiques among many other items.

The name Market Garage is due to its location in a former garage in true London style, suitable therefore to visit although it’s raining or cold.

Those interested in participating and bringing their items for sale can contact by phone 951 256 076

When: Weekends from 11 am to 8 pm
Venue: Calle Casas de Campos, 33, 29001 Malaga

How to get there:

Christmas market in Fuengirola

Christmas markets in Fuengirola

In the Plaza de España you can find all the stalls that open during these dates in Fuengirola. You can get there by public transport, which is within walking distance.

How to get there:

From Friday 9 November 2018 Christmas arrives at the Miramar shopping centre with the inauguration of the Christmas lighting.

Torremolinos Christmas Market

At the beginning of the month of December you will find in the renovated center of Torremolinos numerous stalls where you can make your Christmas shopping.

Christmas lighting and flea markets in Torremolinos
Torremolinos in December

Since Saturday 10 November 2018 there are local handicraft stalls in the Plaza San Miguel from 10 to 6 pm.

How to get there:

Christmas Market in Puerto Banus – Marbella

Mercadillo Navidad en Puerto Banús

Located in Muelle Ribera, on the front line of the port, this market has wooden stalls, playground and various activities. From 6 to 9th in December there will be Food Trucks by the end of the Honor Pier.

When: December 6 to January 6
Opening hours: From 11.30 to 2.30 pm and from 4.30 to 8.30 pm

Contact telephone: 699924185 – 608499789

How to get there:

Christmas Market in Ronda

Christmas market in Ronda

This city is an ideal destination for tourists, of great beauty and being a representation of Andalusia, it is highly recommended for anyone visiting the south of the peninsula. If you visit during the next days you can also find a Christmas Market where you can buy handmade gifts and there are wooden stalls, playground and camel rides and other activities.

Location: Next to Bullring in Ronda
Contact: 608 499789

How to get there:

Christmas Market in Torrox

Christmas market in Torrox

The largest Christmas market in the Costa del Sol will take place in Torrox at the beginning of December and where you can find crafts and gastronomic delicacies.

80 stalls offering Christmas decorations and handicrafts on the opening day from 12:00 to 21:00 on the last day.

The market is located in Lonja Horto-Málaga, in front of Laguna Beach apartments in Torrox Costa.

Contact: 633 764 782 – 625319 323

How to get there:

Craft Fair in the Park of Malaga

During Christmas, this historic fair takes place in the heart of Malaga, highly recommended for a nice evening stroll.

It is usually held from the end of November to the 6th of January. In other years it has had 92 booths in the Park and another 44 in the historic centre.

You will find Christmas articles, handicrafts, books, baked potatoes, balloons, soft drinks and much more. All in specially decorated stalls during these dates.

Children who wish can deliver their letter to the Three Wise Men in a stand set up for the occasion.

How to get there:

Souk at Pier One

The typical Christmas market at Pier One is available from 10 am to 10 pm until 13 January. In addition, the souk is still active from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Sunday 18 November there is a souk at Pier One from 11 am to 6 pm, in case you would like to go for a walk on the last day of the week.

How to get there:

Handicrafts market in Ikea Málaga

Until 4 January, Ikea is organising a craft market every day from 11 am to 9 pm. In this fair you will find decoration stands, food trucks and even live jazz shows on Saturdays from 11am to 9pm.

Handicrafts market in Ikea Málaga

If you were thinking about going to look for furniture and want to enjoy the offer that you will find in Ikea, it can be a round move. You can expect a large influx, so don’t go in a hurry.

How to get to Ikea:

More Christmas Markets in Malaga

Other Christmas Markets that were organized in the past:

Nerja: On December 6 there was a craft market in the Plaza de España in Nerja. There was also a Christmas market from the 12th to 18th of December next to the Church El Salvador (Balcony of Europe).

Gaucin: In the Convent of Gaucin there will be a Christmas Fair on 1st and 2nd of December, from 10 am to 5 pm, with unique gifts and traditional food.

Alora: From December 14 to 16 there was a Christmas market in Alora, with food stalls, crafts and Christmas items, children’s activities and performances, at Plaza Fuente Arriba, starting at 12 noon.

Do you know more? Our comments are open to suggestions.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas markets in Malaga and shopping”

  1. We are ornamental glassblowers,we demonstrate our craft and make to order on the day and we are very interested in doing your christmas markets.
    Could you tell us how to apply to get on them.
    We are based in Fuengirola .
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind Regards
    Anette Ayling

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