Events Calendar in Malaga: December 2018

December is classically the month of many Christmas markets and enjoying the lively atmosphere in the central streets of the municipalities of the Costa del Sol.

Malaga December 2018


Christmas in San Pedro Alcántara

Inauguration of the Christmas lighting Friday November 30 from 7 pm to 10 pm. After the inauguration of the lighting there will be many activities and surprises for the whole family. Last year there was also an audio-visual show with two performances at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm.

When: 30 November, 7 pm

Where: Avenida Marqués del Duero, San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella

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Advent Concert, Marbella

The Children’s Choir sings popular Christmas carols at the Parroquia Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación in Marbella on December 1 at 9:15 p.m.

When: December 1 at 9:15 pm.

Where: Parish church Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación Marbella

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Benalmádena Christmas Light Switch on

Benalmádena’ s Christmas Light Switch on will be on Saturday the 1st of December.
In Benalmádena Pueblo at Plaza de las Tres Culturas at 6 pm and in Arroyo de la Miel at Plaza de Austria at 7:30 pm.

How to get there: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Benalmádena Pueblo
Plaza de Austria, Arroyo de la Miel


Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Market Kempinski Hotel Estepona

Open to the public.
16:00 Market opens
17.00 – 18.00 Children’s Choir
18.00 – 19.00 Adult’s Choir
19.00 Santa Arrives to light the Christmas Tree!
20.00 Market Closes

When: 1 and 2 December from 4 pm to 8 pm

Where: Hotel Kempinski Estepona

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Handcraft & Gourmet Market Cala de Mijas 2018

Handcraft and Gourmet Market in La Cala de Mijas

Handcraft and Gourmet Market in La Cala de Mijas, Super Sol Square.

When: From 1 to 16 December from 11 am to 8:30 pm

Where: Plaza SuperSol in La Cala de Mijas

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Puerto Banus Christmas MarketChristmas Market Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus, one of the most recognized nautical and luxury enclaves in the south of the Mediterranean, celebrates this Christmas its first market on the occasion of this festive season. The Christmas market will open its doors on December 6, 2018 until January 6, 2019 Muelle de la Ribera.

The market can be visited from 12 in the morning until 20 at night from Monday to Sunday except on special days (see specific time). There you can enjoy a wide range of gastronomy, craft and toys among others.

Where: Muelle del Ribera, Puerto Banús, Marbella

When: From December 6 until January 6, from 12 am to 8 pm. December 24 and 31 from 12 am to 3 pm. December 25 and January 1 closed.

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Christmas Market San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella

Christmas Market from 8 to 23 December from 12 midday to 10 pm at Plaza de la Iglesia.

When: From 8 to 23 December from 12 midday to 10 pm

Where: Plaza de la iglesia, San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella

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Christmas Traditions BenalmádenaInternational Festival of Christmas Traditions Benalmádena

This year’s Festival of Christmas Traditions will take place on Saturday 8th December from 11am to 11 pm in Plaza de la Mezquita in Arroyo de la Miel where you can see and taste the different Christmas traditions of each country.

With stalls representing different countries with typical Christmas products, Santa Claus visit, live music and many other attractions.

When: 8 December from 11 am to 11 pm


Where: Plaza de la Mezquita, Benalmadena

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International Christmas Concert MijasInternational Christmas Concerts Mijas

International Christmas Concerts: On 11 December at 6 pm at La Cala de Mijas Theatre and on 13 December at 6 pm at the Town Hall in Mijas village.

Free Xmas drink and Christmas cookies for everyone that attends the concerts. Free entrance but bookings must be made in advance due to limited seating. Phone: 952 58 90 10 Email:

When: 11 and 13 December from 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: Teatro Municipal de La Cala and Ayuntamiento de Mijas Pueblo

How to get there: Teatro Municipal de La Cala de Mijas Ayuntamiento de Mijas Pueblo


Estepona Christmas Program

On the 14th, 15th and 16th of December will be celebrated the 4th Cheese Fair will be held at Plaza Antonia Guerrero.

In addition, the Christmas program includes free musical performances such as the Christmas Concert of the Choir Magnum Mysterium on Thursday, December 20 or the International Choir Concert ‘Love to sing’ that will perform English Christmas songs on Friday the 21st. Both performances will take place at Plaza Antonia Guerrero.

This Christmas will snow in Estepona and we already know the day and time in which the snowflakes will fall in the city. It will be on December 22nd at Plaza Antonia Guerrero at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The event will feature parades and children who come dressed in red clothes will receive a gift.

The Plaza del Reloj will host the New Year’s Eve party on December 31, which will feature fireworks and musical performances.

On January 5 a Great Children’s Party will be held in the morning at the Parque Ferial y Deportivo to welcome the Magi from the East.

When: From 14. December to 5 January

Where: Estepona

How to get there: Plaza Antonia Guerrero:
Plaza del Reloj:
Parque Ferial y Deportivo:


New Year Chimes in Málaga

As is traditional, thousands of locals and visitors gather each New Year’s Eve at Plaza de la Constitucion in Malaga to bid the year goodbye to the sound of the bells. The centre of the city, lit with Christmas motifs, is one of the most beautiful places to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019.

After the bells, attendees can enjoy live music and dance until dawn. The Night owls will be able to see the first dawn of the year while they take a typical chocolate with churros.

When: 31 December

Where: Plaza de la Constitución

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New Year’s Eve Fuengirola

To bid farewell to the year 2018, Plaza de España will host a large party from 11 pm that will feature live music; Party bags will be distributed and there will be tasting of cider and lucky grapes.

When: December 31, starting at 11 pm

Where: Plaza de España, Fuengirola

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