Black Friday Malaga 2022 – Shopping and Christmas lights

It seems incredible that Black Friday arrived in Malaga only a decade ago. But as with another tradition imported from the United States such as Halloween in Malaga, the locals love it and take advantage of the huge sales offer to do their Christmas shopping.

Here are some valuable tips to turn your Black Friday in Malaga into a beautiful experience.

Black Friday Malaga 2022 – What’s new

It looks like it’s going to be a bit different again this year. Traditionally, Black Friday usually coincides with the switching on of the beautiful Christmas lights in Malaga. The arches of light that are set up every year on Calle Larios, the epicentre of shopping, are some of the most beautiful in the world.

These two events together tend to attract huge crowds of people, who combine a bit of shopping with a stroll through the centre, having a drink and enjoying the lights switch on.

That said, this year, Black Friday will be just that. No switch on.

The Christmas lights in Malaga this year will be switched on Saturday, 26th November, a day later than usual to save energy.

Strolling down Calle Larios, you’ll be able to see everything ready, but “in the dark”.


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How to get to downtown?

Whichever option you prefer, arm yourself with patience and nerves of steel. The best thing is to go with a lot of time and assimilate from the beginning that crowds everywhere will be inevitable.

Going by public transport

Public transport is especially interesting if you come from the municipalities of the Costa del Sol that have a connection with Malaga by means of the suburban train Cercanías C1 (Fuengirola, Benalmádena, Torremolinos).

The train leaves you conveniently in the centre and you don’t have any stress with traffic jams, looking for parking etc. You only have to bear in mind that the last train to Fuengirola leaves from Malaga Centro Alameda at 11:30 pm.

Going by car

If you are going to rent a car in Malaga, an interesting option may also be to park in the car park of the Plaza Mayor shopping centre and take the Cercanías C1 from there.

If you have decided to travel to the centre of Malaga by car, it would be best to park in one of the central car parks.

Where to replenish forces

Going shopping is an arduous task and you have to recharge your batteries!

Enjoy Churros and Chocolate

Treat yourself to some freshly made Churros (sweet fritters) and hot Chocolate. It is an authentic delicacy in the best Churrerías in the centre.

Churros and Chocolate malaga

Eating Tapas

Eating Tapas in different Bars “on the move” is a good option if you don’t want to waste too much time, but want to try the delicious and varied Tapas in Malaga.

Have a drink in a Roof top Terrace


Roof top Terrace malaga

Have a drink on the roof top terrace of the Hotel AC Malaga Palacio or the Room Mate Larios Hotel.  There are some magnificent roof top terraces in Malaga. There you can watch from above the hustle and bustle while having a coffee or a drink.

The centric Hotel AC Malaga Palacio is located next to the Paseo del Parque. It has magnificent views over the city and the port.

The Hotel Room Mate Larios is located in the heart of all the action, directly in Larios street.

It’s worth a try, although many times in the afternoon they’re already at full capacity. And especially when it’s getting closer to the time of the inauguration of the Christmas Lights.

You can also take a look at our full article on the Best Roof Top Terraces in Malaga.

Take a stroll along Pier One

christmas market pier one

Walking along Pier One can be an interesting alternative. Especially for those who shy away from the claustrophobic agglomeration of hundreds and thousands of people in the narrow streets of the historic centre.

About 10 minutes’ walk from Calle Larios is located Pier One. Its a large and beautiful showcase to the sea with a good assortment of restaurants and shops, along with a Christmas market where you can find many handicrafts or gourmet products.


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