Although Halloween is a concept that is foreign to the Mediterranean culture, in Malaga it is gaining more followers every year. The reasons may be many or a mixture of them all: The locals of Malaga are generally known for their partying, thus there won´t be left out a good occasion to celebrate. Halloween in these parts becomes more a kind of carnival burlesque, also at this time of the year in Malaga at night there is still a quite pleasant temperature and last not least, the next day is a bank holiday and nobody has to rise early.
All these components contribute to that Halloween in Malaga is lived with joy and costumes of all kinds besides the typical “horrible” costume.
What is going on during this horrific afternoon / evening of October 31 in Malaga? A lot of things! It only depends on your taste and schedule.
In Muelle Uno (Pier One) there are gruesome activities from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with a Workshop for potions and spells, Concert of the Witches Band, a magical Photocall and witch hairdressers. Do not forget to come dressed up! And on Friday, November 1 at 12:30 pm there will be a Puppet Theatre.
In the English Cemetery (Avenida de Pries, 1 29016 Malaga) you can enjoy a theatrical tour the grounds, suitable for the whole family.
Times: 8 pm / 9 pm / 10 Pm/ 11 pm and 12 am.
Admission 10 €. Children under 12 years may come free with an adult.
Tickets at http://www.ticketea.com/visita-teatralizada-cementerio-ingles
On the night of November 1, in the Crypt of the Victory in Arroyo de la Miel / Benalmadena there takes place a guided tour accompanied by the Gregorian chant of the Schola Gregoriana Sancte Benedicte.
Times: 9 pm / 10 pm / 11 pm and 12 am.
Admission 10 €.
Tickets at http://www.ticketea.com/noche-difuntos-cripta-victoria
In addition, the clubs along the Costa del Sol join this terrifying night with costume parties for all tastes.
Another type of festival is held the next day in Istan, a few kilometres from Marbella. The forests of this region are famous for their excellent chestnuts and November 1 is the date when families and friends spend a day in the countryside to roast chestnuts, have a few glasses of Anise (liqueur) and have fun.
Venue: Zona recreativa La Ermita de Istan.