Christmas Garden La Concepción Málaga

We tell you first hand our experience in the “Christmas Garden” in Malaga, a success, we are delighted!

If you want to give joy to the child in you, 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 let yourself be impregnated by the magic created by lights, sounds and nature.

If you love Christmas lights in general, if you’re a fan of Christmas lighting 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.

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.

Christmas Garden La Concepcion Malaga

The route

The circular route is 2.2 kilometres long and takes about an hour and a half. It is done without a guide, along a path through the garden grounds.

Guided by different pieces of music and sound and light scenes, visitors are immersed 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?

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
It is not permitted to 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.

Photo taken in the botanical garden

Peak hours
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 that 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 and you can enjoy the spectacle without the crowds taking pictures at every beautiful spot.

People enjoying the lights of the Christmas garden

Parking and public transport

The same applies to parking. In fact, it is recommended to go by bus, which has been specially arranged for the event, as the Botanic Gardens car park is very limited. Very close to the entrance there is a car park specially reserved 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
The price of the Christmas Lights Tourist Bus is 2,80€.

timetable with buses to the garden

Opening hours

Las Luces del Botánico will be open from 27 November 2021 to 9 January 2022 from 6:30 pm to 11 pm.
Las Luces del Botánico will be open except on 24 and 31 December 2021 and 5 January 2022.

Official website:
How to get there:

lighting sofa at the botanical garden
Want to sit on this Christmas chair?

Want more?

No problem, we have everything you need to know about: Christmas Lights in Malaga and province, Christmas Markets, what to do in Malaga in December, where to dine on New Year’s Eve, some of the best “adults only” hotels and much more!

Come on, you have no excuse not to spend some nice Christmas days with us! And your rental car at the airport, with!