December on the Costa del Sol stands out for its magnificent Christmas illuminations and the lively atmosphere in the streets, hire you car at Malaga airport and enjoy it with us! Find everything you need to know for these dates in our December events calendar in Malaga.
14 best things to do in Malaga in December 2019
Estepona V Cheese Fair
In the central street Terraza takes place for 3 days the Fair of “Cheese Flavor Malaga” with the participation of about thirty Spanish manufacturers of cheeses, nuts, wines, oils and pâtés.
When: 13, 14 and 15 December from 12 to 8 pm
Where: Calle Terraza, Estepona
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/vhSYrdZbrbTbEwPX8
Malaga Christmas lights in Larios Street
Malaga once again becomes a Christmas show of light, colour and music with a special decoration in Larios Street.
For 40 days, the most internationally known street will turn into a Christmas forest with 22 arches.
The schedule of the light and sound show with Christmas songs will be at 6.30 pm, 8 pm and 9.30 pm, every day, from 29 November to 5 January.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/8Yc2Nq4TdqLNtp7JA
Videomapping on the wall of the Alcazaba
In addition to the new Christmas lights in Larios Street, this year there will also be for the first time a videomapping that will be projected onto the wall of the Alcazaba.
It is an animated video with a Christmas theme especially aimed at children and set in Malaga.
The timetables are the same as for the light show, at 6:30 pm, 8pm and 9:30 pm.
When: Every day until January 5, at 6:30 pm, 8pm and 9:30 pm.
Where: Calle Alcazabilla
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/pEpTg1ifE42pWpxk9
Fuengirola Christmas lights switch on
In Fuengirola the Christmas lights will be turned on this year on November 29th at 7:30h pm.
It is worth mention that this municipality has one of the most spectacular Christmas lights along the entire Costa del Sol, especially at Plaza de la Constitucion and adjacent streets. We can recommend an afternoon stroll in the city centre at this time of year, you’ll love it!
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/YPJWfxGVn62jGc9X6
Living Nativity Scene in Benalmadena
The Nativity Scene of Benalmadena is a live show with 50 actors of all ages, with music, dance and live songs, which takes place in Los Limones Park on Sunday 1 December at 4 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/1XCRw8P6gCJzGALE7
Torremolinos Christmas Lighting
On 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
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/VyDmhWyK6NM2
Benalmadena International Christmas Festival
This year’s International Christmas Festival will take place on 13, 14 and 15 December from 1 pm to 11 pm at Plaza de la Mezquita in Arroyo de la Miel where you can see and taste the different Christmas traditions of each country.
With stalls from different countries with typical Christmas products, Santa Claus visit, musical performances and many more surprises.
When: 13, 14 and 15 December from 13 to 23 h
Where: Plaza de la Mezquita, Benalmádena
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/z7zpTkcN4zK2
Marbella Ice rink and Christmas theme park
The Plaza del Mercado Municipal became a theme park with an ice rink, bouncy castles, Santa Claus train and more surprises.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/HVETYyPZMfr9Wq197
New Year Chimes in Malaga
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 2019 and welcome 2020.
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
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/uW6Vh6bMHov
New Year’s Eve Party Torremolinos
The New Year’s Eve party in Torremolinos takes place this year at Plaza Blas Infante next to the Town Hall, starting at 11 pm.
When: 31 December, 11 pm
Where: Plaza Blas Infante, Torremolinos
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/rWj8wkUpstbemqqL8
New Year’s Eve Party Estepona
The New Year’s Eve Party begins in Estepona at 11 pm at Plaza del Reloj.
When: 31 December, 11 pm
Where: Plaza del Reloj, Estepona
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/CmQPrUAxAi854G2S6
New Year’s Eve Party Benalmadena
In Arroyo de la Miel there is a big New Year’s Eve party starting at 11.30 pm at Plaza de la Mezquita.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/k6jGbj2LSnAVyNBS8
In Benalmadena Pueblo the New Year’s Eve Party starts at 11.30 pm at Plaza del Aguacil.
New Year’s Eve Party Marbella
New Year’s Eve bells at Plaza de la Iglesia enlivened by live music.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/RxWPk61LphATSmMx8
Christmas Markets Malaga
If you are in Malaga and the Costa del Sol at this time of year, you will surely love the Christmas markets that take place in the province. Find them in our special edition Christmas Markets Malaga 2019.
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