We are very pleased that the Christmas Garden will back this year. An absolute success, we are delighted!
If you want to delight your inner child, you can’t miss this new event in Malaga!
Located in the wonderful historic botanical garden La Concepción, has been imported for this Christmas a concept that has already worked with great success in other European cities:
Turn a natural area into an enchanted Christmas forest where you can stroll and delight with the magic created by lights, sounds and nature.
If you love Christmas lights in general, if you’re a fan of the Christmas lights in Malaga, you’re definitely going to love this concept.
Very different from the bustling streets of the centre, Las Luces del Botánico takes you on an immersive experience along a circular route of just over 2 kilometres through some of the most beautiful corners of the botanical garden.
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History of the botanical garden
In case you have never been there, it is certainly worth a visit at any time of the year to discover this green jewel on the outskirts of Malaga.
It was created in 1855 by the Marquises of Casa Loring for the recreation of the high bourgeoisie. Today it has more than 50,000 plants, being one of the few subtropical gardens in Europe.
The circular route is 2.2 kilometres long and takes about an hour and a half. You walk it without a guide, along a path through the garden grounds.
Along different pieces of music and sound and light scenes, visitors immerse in a magical world in the midst of nature. There are many beautiful photo opportunities, but obviously, we’re not going to reveal everything, are we?
How will the Christmas Garden be like this year
As you may already know, 2023/2024 is the third year in a row that this enchanting event is taking place and each year under a different theme and decoration.
This year’s theme is ‘Angelic: The Kingdom of Christmas Angels ‘.
We will be able to delight ourselves along the journey through eight angelic realms: The realm of enchanted winter, of renewed hope, of healing myrrh, of peace and harmony, of gold and light, of generosity and solidarity, of sweets and treats and the realm of dreams and desires.
It sounds very nice, doesn’t it? We are looking forward to seeing it!
Bear in Mind
The event takes place entirely in the open air after dark and therefore it is essential to wear warm clothing. The path is mostly dirt on uneven terrain and we recommend flat shoes that can get dirty.
Eating and drinking
You can´t bring food or drink. Along the route you will find a charming square (we won’t reveal what awaits you there) with a stall with freshly roasted almonds and hot chocolate among other things.
Access is limited to a certain number of people every half hour so that you can stroll around in peace and quiet. However, as always for popular events and venues, we recommend to avoid rush hour.
We don’t want you to go crazy looking for parking and be stuck in queues, do we? So, bear in mind: The weekend and weekday slots between 6 pm and 8 pm are very busy.
If you have time, come later on a working day at 9 pm. So you can enjoy the spectacle without the crowds taking pictures at every beautiful spot.
Parking and public transport
The same applies to parking. In fact, we recommend to go by bus to the event, as the Botanic Gardens car park is very small.
Very close to the entrance there is a car park for the disabled.
Christmas Lights Tourist Bus
Tourist Bus (line 91): The Christmas Lights Tourist Bus has a daily service every hour on weekdays. And every 30 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
– Departure: from Renfe Vialia station to the Botanical Garden, making stops at Pasillo de Santa Isabel – Jorge Silvela (Red Cross), Botanical-Historical Garden- La Concepción.
– Return: Botanical-Historical Garden La Concepción, Martiricos, Fire Station – Vialia
Dates, Opening hours & Tickets
- 24 and 31 December and 5 January closed.
- The event will be held from Monday to Sunday with daily tours, starting at 6:30 pm and the last one at 9:30 pm.
- The Christmas Garden will be open from 1 December to 7 January 2024 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
- Tickets can be purchased exclusively through the official website.
- How to get there
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