Events Calendar in Malaga: December 2017

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.

If you like gastronomy or discovering other Christmas customs, we especially recommend the Fair Sabor a Malaga and the International Festival of Christmas Traditions in Benalmádena.

Malaga December 2017


Christmas Market Benalmádena


There will be a Christmas Market in Plaza Austria in Arroyo de la Miel from the 1st to the 10th December.

When: From 1 to 10 December

Where: Plaza Austria

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Christmas Lighting Torremolinos


On Tuesday December 5 will officially start Christmas in Torremolinos with the Christmas lights switch on at 8 pm at Plaza Costa del Sol.

That evening there will be a traditional Zambombá concert and until 5 January there will be children’s animations, home of Santa Claus, Royal Mailman, the Cavalcade of Kings, as well as the Artistic Nativity Scene.

When: From 5 December to 5 January

Where: Plaza Costa del Sol and surrounding area

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Fair Sabor a Malaga


Excellent Fair of the local gastronomy of Malaga and an opportunity to buy cheese, honey, wines, chocolate, juices, jams, jellies, preserves, oil, olives, fruits, sausages, nuts … and much more. Free entry.

When: From December 6 to 10, from 12 to 9 pm

Where: Paseo del Parque

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International Festival of Christmas Traditions Benalmádena


This year’s Festival of Christmas Traditions will take place on Saturday 9th 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.

When: 9 December,  from 11 am to 11 pm.

Where: Plaza de la Mezquita, Benalmadena


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International Christmas Choirs Mijas



In Cala de Mijas on 12 December at 6 pm at the Theatre La Cala.
Book your free seat at 952 58 90 10 –



In Mijas Pueblo on 14 Dec at 6 pm in the Mijas Town Hall
Book your free seat at 952 58 90 10 –




New Year in Nikki Beach Marbella


For the second year Nikki Privé Marbella rings in the New Year. Bookings at

When: 31 December, 8 pm

Where: Nikki Beach Marbella

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New Year Chimes in Malaga


As is traditional, thousands of locals and visitors gather each New Year’s Eve at Plaza de la Constitución 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 2017 and welcome 2018.

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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