Things to do in Malaga in November 2022

November in Malaga is neither grey nor cold or gloomy, but has plenty to offer!

This November in Malaga we can enjoy varied Festivals, along with the long-awaited switch on of the Christmas lights in Malaga city. All the information in our Events Calendar below.

Things to do in Malaga in November

Malaga International Jazz Festival

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Jazz lovers have a great appointment in Malaga at the 36th edition of the International Jazz Festival from 3 to 9 November.

This year’s line-up includes Paolo Fresu, Hiromi, Avishai Cohen Quartett, Jorge Pardo, Dave Holland & Friends, Kenny Garrett and Sheila Jordan.

You can find the full programme here.

When: From 3 to 9 November
Where: Teatro Cervantes
How to get there:

Next edition: Sunday 7th November, from 11 am to 8 pm.
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Blues at Moonlight Benalmádena

Blues at Moonlight Benalmádena

Every November the Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekender, the international festival of Rockabilly and American roots music, is held at the Sunset Hotel Beach in Benalmádena (Málaga), with live performances and DJs in the afternoons and evenings.

Website of the festival:
When: 24, 25, 26 & 27 November
Where: Hotel Sunset Beach, Avenida del Sol 5, Benalmádena
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Marbella Design & Art

Marbella Design & Art

An exhibition to discover the latest novelties and trends in interior design, decoration, design and art in more than 50 spaces, and with more than 150 exclusive brands.

More information on the official website.

When: From 3 to 13 November, from 12 noon to 8 pm.
Where: Palacio de Ferias, Congresos y Exposiciones of Marbella
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Pier One Autumn Market

Mercado otoño Muelle Uno

Do you already know Pier One (Muelle Uno) in the port of Malaga? Then you know that strolling there is a good plan all year round.

If you don’t know it yet, take the opportunity to visit the autumn market: with clothes, accessories, food, jewellery and lots of ideas for gifts and treats!

Open every day from 10 am to 10 pm.
When: Until 13 November, from 10am to 10pm.
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Black Friday Malaga

Black Friday Málaga

Although Halloween in Malaga is here since a few years now, Black Friday is also an event imported with great success from the USA. In Malaga it has only been around for a decade, but every year it is gaining more and more followers among shopping lovers, so let’s go shopping!

In the historic centre of Malaga “Black Friday” has been renamed “Bat Friday” and in addition to discounts customers can enter a raffle. It might be interesting if you feel like coming back from Malaga with some presents.

Here are some valuable tips to make your Black Friday in Malaga an enjoyable experience.

When: 25th November
Where: Malaga, streets in the centre
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Christmas lights switch on in Malaga city

This year the lighting of the Christmas lights in Malaga takes place on Saturday 26th of November.

If you are in the city or in a nearby municipality, don’t miss the spectacular lights in the centre, especially in Calle Larios, the city’s main shopping street and the Plaza de la Constitución, watch the video to get an impression!

The Christmas lights switch-on does not coincide with Black Friday, the Friday of discounts, an initiative imported from the United States to encourage consumption, which is the starting signal for Christmas shopping.

When: 26 November until Epiphany
Where: Calle Larios and Plaza de Constitución, 7 pm.
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Christmas lights switch on in Fuengirola

Fuengirola has one of the most spectacular Christmas illuminations on the Costa del Sol, especially at Plaza de la Constitución and the streets in the centre.

When: 25. November 2022
Where: Plaza de la Constitución, Fuengirola
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Christmas Garden in the Botanical Garden of La Concepción

christmas garden malaga

We are very pleased that this year the Christmas Garden back.

From 27 November until 8 January we can enjoy this beautiful night-time spectacle where the Botanical Garden of La Concepcion is transformed into an enchanted forest of lights and sounds.

Millions of points of light will illuminate a circular path approximately 2.2 kilometres long and transform one of the most beautiful and important tropical gardens in Spain into a magical ocean of splendour.

We were there last year and are looking forward to seeing it this year. It will have a different theme, called Stela: The Journey of the Star of the East.

We recommend you take a look at our article The Christmas Garden with all you need to know to plan your visit, first hand, don’t miss it!

Tickets are €12 on weekdays and €14 on public holidays and holiday eves. 24 and 31 December and 5 January closed.

The event will be held from Monday to Sunday with daily shows, starting at 6:30 pm and the last one at 9 pm. Tickets can be purchased exclusively through the website

The Christmas Garden will be open from 27 November 2022 to 08 January 2023 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

How to get there:
Public transport:
Bus: 2, 15 minutes’ walk
Malaga Tour: 91, from the Automobile Museum and Train and Bus Station (1,30€)

Gastronomic festivals in the province of Malaga

Popular Chestnut Roasting Ojen

Chestnut Feast Toston Ojen 2019

The chestnut roasting takes place on the first Sunday after All Saints’ Day, a very popular tradition in the village of Ojén (Marbella), a day of traditional gastronomy and popular games along with roasted chestnuts, brandy, bacon and freshly grilled chorizo. A unique festival for tourists.

When: 7 November, starting at 10 a.m.
Where: Ojén
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Must Festival, Atajate

Fiesta del Mosto is held on the last Saturday in November. In the village square you can taste the different varieties of must produced by each family free of charge.

When: 26 November
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Must and cured meats festival, Colmenar

Fiesta del mosto y la chacina, Colmenar
A gastronomic festival that revolves around the meat products of the municipality, accompanied by the famous local must.

When: 27 November
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Chacina Fair, Benaoján

This village in the Serranía de Ronda celebrates this gastronomic day with stalls selling local artisan products, such as cold meats and sausages, sweets, breads, preserves, honey and desserts. And of course, there is no shortage of good live music.

When: 26 November
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Day of chanfaina, Totalán

This village in the Axarquia region celebrates the local dish par excellence on this day. During the last Sunday in November, thousands of portions of this dish are handed out free of charge.

There is also a street market where you can buy local products such as extra virgin olive oil, fruit, bread, meat and handicrafts.

When: 27 November
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The Weather in Malaga in November

As we said at the beginning of this article, November in Malaga is neither grey nor cold and gloomy.

November in these latitudes has nothing to do with the typical weather in central or northern Europe at this time of year.

Although it is true that statistically November and February are the rainiest months, this statement is very relative and even more so with climate change.

More and more we have a very dry autumn. The weather in Malaga is generally very mild. In November, temperatures rarely fall below 15°C or exceed 25°C.

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The beaches of Malaga, 15 October 2022

What clothes should you bring in November to Malaga?

  • Sandals
  • Swimwear if you want to test the water
  • Cool clothes to wear during the day and some long-sleeved t-shirts
  • Comfortable trainers for walking if you plan to do any walking routes
  • A light jacket, as it gets cooler in the morning and evening.
  • Sunglasses
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