Activities & Christmas Markets Malaga 2022

Christmas starts this weekend in Malaga with the switching on of the Christmas lights.

Discover many parallel activities and Christmas markets in Malaga and the coastal towns of the Costa del Sol.

Activities and Christmas markets in Malaga

Christmas Market at Paseo del Parque

 Christmas Market Paseo del Parque
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One of the “classic” Christmas markets in Malaga. There are more than 90 Christmas stalls with figures for the nativity scene, Christmas decorations, gifts, books, nougat and traditional sweets among others.
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Christmas at Pier One

Pier One (Muelle Uno) opens its Christmas Village on 25 November with lots of activities for all the family.

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And this year for the first time there will be a Christmas market at Palmeral de las Sorpresas.

An ideal plan to enjoy a stroll in one of the most beautiful areas of Malaga, just a few metres from the historic centre.
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Christmas Market in the English Cemetery

 Christmas Market in the English Cemetery
On 4 December, the Christmas market organised by St. George’s Church will be held in the historic English Cemetery. It dates back to the 19th century and was the first Protestant cemetery on the peninsula.

The opening hours are from 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Admission is free.
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Cancer charity market

 Cancer charity market
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This market takes place in the central Alcazabilla street on Saturday 10 December from 11 am to 9 pm.
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Christmas activities programme in Malaga

Ice Rink

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Next to the Corte Inglés in Avenida de Andalucía will be set up an ice rink. It will be open until the 6th of January from 10 am to 10 pm. In the surrounding area there will also be more activities for children such as Carousel, Snow city, Christmas Train, Sledge/ toboggan, Adventure circuit and a children’s Ferris wheel.
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The municipal Nativity Scene is on display in the Town Hall courtyard from 3 December to 6 January. Visiting hours: From 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 9 pm.

There will be pastorals in different streets of the historic centre from 14th to 22nd December from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Christmas concerts at Plaza de la Constitución from 13 to 23 December. The concerts take place at 6:45 pm and 8:15 pm respectively.
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Big children’s Christmas party at Plaza Enrique García Herrera, Saturday 17 December from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Dramatised storytelling by Andersen, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December. There are 2 shows at 7 pm and 7:30 pm. Meeting point: Acera de la Marina (Statue of H.C. Andersen). Groups of 25 people (registration, Phone 667428233 or Whatsapp 674022580).

Cavalcade of the Three Wise Men

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On 5th January, the Three Wise Men depart from the Town Hall at 6 pm, travelling through the central streets of Malaga.

Itinerary: Town hall, Avda. de Cervantes, Plaza General Torrijos, Paseo del Parque, Plaza de la Marina, Alameda Principal, Puente de Tetuán, Calle Nazareno del Paso, Calle Hilera, Puente de la Esperanza, Calle Prim, Calle Atarazanas, Calle Puerta del Mar, Alameda Principal, Plaza de la Marina, Cortina del Muelle.

Activities and Christmas Markets in the province of Malaga

Activities & Christmas market in Fuengirola

The Fuengirola Christmas market will be inaugurated at the same time as the Christmas illumination, which this year will be on Friday, 25th November.

The central Plaza de la Constitución will host the Christmas market, which this year will be inaugurated at 8:30 pm with a big artificial snowfall.

The Christmas market will remain open until 18 December.

It is worth mentioning that this Costa del Sol town has one of the most spectacular Christmas illuminations on the whole of the Costa del Sol, especially this square and the surrounding streets.

We can recommend an afternoon stroll in the town centre at this time of year, you’ll love it!
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In addition, there will be many more Christmas activities in Fuengirola:

Christmas Village for children in Los Boliches at Plaza Pedro Cuevas Martín on 11 and 12 and 17 and 18 December, with play activities, bouncy castle, shows and a big artificial snowfall.Great Christmas Bonfire at Plaza de la Constitución on 23 December with choirs singing Christmas carols.
Great Medieval Party on 27 December
New Year’s Eve Party at Plaza de España from 11 pm with live music.
And finally, the Three Wise Men parade on 5 January, who once again will arrive by helicopter at 4 pm at the Elola Social and Sports Complex.

Christmas market in Torrox

A Christmas market will be set up next to the Hotel Iberostar, which according to its organisers is one of the Christmas markets in Andalusia most reminiscent of those held year after year in Central European countries.

From the 6th to the 11th of December there will be a multitude of cultural activities, all kinds of typical gastronomy of these dates, Christmas sweets and many more surprises.
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Christmas Craft Market La Cascada, Marbella

Christmas market la cascada marbella
In the courtyard of La Cascada will take place this special edition of a Christmas craft market with colourful stalls displaying a wide selection of handmade items, from hanging lanterns, organic cosmetics, handmade jewellery and local honey to books, bags, paintings and much more.
When: 18 December from 4pm to 9pm.
Where: La Cascada, Marbella
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Christmas Market in Alcaucín

 Christmas Market in Alcaucín
This village in the Axarquia region is holding a small Christmas market in the Scirocco cultural centre on 18 December from 12pm to 5pm.

There will be mulled wine, a raffle, stalls with crafts, food (including vegan), a choir and a visit from Father Christmas.
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Christmas market Hotel Kempinski Estepona

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On Saturday, 3 December, the traditional Christmas market and Christmas tree lighting takes place at the Kempinski Hotel from 1 pm to 8 pm.

There are stalls to buy gifts and decorations. In addition, food, drinks, a visit from Father Christmas, a children’s biscuit area and Christmas songs will be available.
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Christmas activities in Torremolinos

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Christmas starts in Torremolinos on the 2nd of December, with the inauguration of the Christmas lights at 8 pm.

At Plaza de la Nogalera a Santa Claus village is set up for the children. In the same square there will be an ice rink for the first time this year from 10 December to 8 January.

Gospel Choir in Plaza San Miguel on 10 December at 19:30 h.

On 17th December there will be a living nativity scene in the Molino de Inca Botanical Garden from 4pm to 7pm.

Also this year the Battery Park becomes a Christmas Park, with children’s attractions, Christmas entertainment, workshops and much more, from 23rd December.

Cavalcade of the Three Wise Men. The Three Wise Men will be in Torremolinos on the 5th of January from 5 pm onwards.

Route: Plaza Blas Infante, Calle Rafael Quintana Rosado, Calle Europa, Avenida Isabel Manoja, Avenida de los Manantiales, Plaza Costa del Sol, Avenida Palma de Mallorca, Avenida Joan Miró, Calle Doctor Jiménez Encina, Calle García de la Serna, Calle Rafael Quintana Rosado and Plaza Blas Infante.

In the central Plaza Costa del Sol in Torremolinos there will be a Christmas market.
Where: Plaza Costa del Sol
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