Things to do in Malaga in November 2023

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

Things to do in Malaga in November

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.

Malaga International Jazz Festival

Festival Internacional de Jazz de Málaga 2023

Jazz lovers have a great appointment in Malaga at the 37th edition of the International Jazz Festival. Eight concerts, this year featuring Joe Lovano with Jakob Bro, Maria Schneider, Ron Carter, the duo formed by Andrea Motis and Marco Mezquida, Shai Maestro, Youn Sun Nah, Paquito D’Rivera and Mulatu Astatke make up the eclectic line-up of the 37th Malaga International Jazz Festival.

As every year, the festival takes place at the Teatro Cervantes, from 6 to 13 November.

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, with live performances and DJs in the afternoon and evening.

Candelight Concerts Málaga

In the Maria Cristina Concert Hall, a 15th century Franciscan monastery in the heart of Malaga, with exceptional acoustics and unique beauty.

We can personally recommend this experience of classical concerts and tributes by the light of hunderts of candles.

November Programme

Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky , Sala Conciertos María Cristina, 4 November
Four Seasons by Vivaldi Carmen Thyssen Museum, 11 November
The Best of Hans Zimmer Carmen Thyssen Museum, 11 and 25 November
Tribute to The Beatles Carmen Thyssen Museum, 18 November
Tribute to Queen Carmen Thyssen Museum, 25 November

  • You can buy your tickets on the official website of Feverup.
  • Where: María Cristina Concert Hall and Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga
  • How to get there

Davis Cup 2023 in Málaga

davis cup malaga 2023
Malaga will host the Final 8 of the Davis Cup 2023 from 21 to 26 November at the Palacio de Deportes José Martín Carpena.

Davis Cup 2023 is the 111th edition of the Davis Cup, a tournament between men’s national tennis teams.

The quarter-finals will pit Canada against Finland on 21 November, the Czech Republic against Australia on 22 November, Italy against the Netherlands on 23 November and Serbia against Great Britain, also on 23 November.

The semi-finals will take place on 24 and 25 November and the final on 26 November.

Dramatised night-visits at the Automobile Museum

Museo Automovilístico
Museo Automovilístico

Historia Viva Málaga has set up dramatized visits at night to the Automobile and Fashion Museum in Málaga. Visitors can learn about the history of historic cars through relevant characters.

Among these characters are Agent 007, who is renewing his licence to kill, or Amelia Earhart, the first woman aviator to cross the Atlantic, Coco Chanel or Salvador Dalí.

During a tour lasting an hour and a half, these characters will bring the public closer to the art and fashion of several centuries.

  • Tickets at the Website or by contacting via telephone or WhatsApp at 607 285 570, indicating the activity and day chosen, a full name, number of tickets and a contact telephone number.
  • When: The first Friday of every month (as long as the museum’s calendar of events allows) and in two sessions: 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm.
  • Where: Automobile and Fashion Museum in Malaga
  • How to get there

Music concert in the historic cemetery San Miguel

Cementerio de San Migue, Málaga

As part of the activities programmed for the celebration of the I Festival de Novela Negra de Málaga, the brass quintet of the Málaga Brass Band will perform a concert called “La melodía del misterio” (The melody of mystery).

It will take place in the Chapel from 12 to 1 pm and admission is free until full capacity is reached.

San Miguel Cemetery is a historic 19th century cemetery with individual crypts and mausoleums of different architectural styles.

Our recommendation : Are you interested in Necrotourism in Malaga? Visit the most curious cemeteries in Malaga, among the most important funerary heritages in the country due to their enormous diversity.

  • When: 25 November, 12 noon
  • Where: San Miguel Historic Cemetery, Malaga
  • How to get there

Open Holistic Festival in Málaga

This totally free festival takes place all day long in the Parque del Oeste in Malaga, from 11 am to 7 pm.

 festival holistico málaga

In this XII edition there will be classes of Yoga, Dance, Theatre, Bodypainting, Capoeira, Singing and live music.

The workshops are free, you can collaborate by leaving a donation.

Attendees are invited to bring their mat, water, something to eat and sunscreen (the park is a few meters from the beach).

VI Fuengirola Half Marathon

Media Maratón de Fuengirola

The VI Half Marathon of Fuengirola will take place on the 12th of November. The approved race is entirely on asphalt with a completely flat course and a distance of 21,097 kilometres.

Start time of the race will be 10 am at the Fuengirola Fairgrounds. There will be a free playroom for children aged 4 to 12 years old.

The deadline for online registration is until 5 November at 11:55 pm.

Marbella Design & Art 2023

Marbella Design & Art 2023
The sixth edition of Marbella Design & Art takes place from 2 to 12 November 2023, combining contemporary art, design, architecture, interior design and craftsmanship over eleven days.

It will be an innovative and exclusive set-up format, at the Palacio de Ferias, Exposiciones y Congresos Adolfo Suárez in Marbella, with more than 3,000 square metres of floor space.

There will also be several special events, such as the opening party at Anantara Villa Padierna and the Marbella Club VIP party.

FanCine Malaga

FanCine Málaga

The 33rd edition of the fantastic cinema of the University of Malaga will take place from the 8th to the 16th of November.

There will be many activities, including exhibitions, talks, competitions and children’s workshops, soundtrack concerts and, of course, film screenings at the Albéniz cinema in the historic heart of Malaga.

The vast majority of the parallel activities will take place in the new Contenedor Cultual on the Teatinos campus.

Interesting is also a guided tour through the streets of ‘Mysterious Malaga’ during which we can get to know unusual stories and legends of the city.

Fuengirola Comic Con

Fuengirola Comic Con

A new edition of the ‘Fuengirola Comic Con’ will take place at the Fuengirola Fairgrounds from 18 to 19 November.

In one of the biggest conventions of its kind in Spain there will be all kinds of activities such as cosplay, photocalls, K-pop, manga, anime concerts, contests, workshops. There will be both a free access area and a paid area.

Black Friday Malaga

Black Friday Málaga 2023

Halloween in Málaga has been around for a few years now, and Black Friday is also an event imported with great success from the USA. In Malaga it has only been going on for a decade, but every year it is gaining more and more followers among the discerning consumers, 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 goodies.

Here are some valuable tips to make your Black Friday in Malaga a pleasant experience.

Malaga city Christmas lights switch on

This year the lighting of the Christmas lights in Malaga takes place on Friday, 24th November.

The lighting will be on during the week from 6.30 pm until 12 midnight, and on weekends and the eve of public holidays, until two in the morning.

If you are in the city or in a nearby municipality, don’t miss the spectacular illumination in the centre and especially in Calle Larios, the main shopping street of the city and Plaza de la Constitución. Watch the video to get an idea!

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

  • When: 25 November to Epiphany
  • Where: Calle Larios and Plaza de Constitución
  • How to get there

Fuengirola Christmas lights switch on

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

  • When: Date to be determined
  • Where: Plaza de la Constitución, Fuengirola
  • How to get there

Christmas Garden – Botanical Garden La Concepción

christmas garden malaga

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

From the 1st of December until the 7th of January we can enjoy this beautiful night-time spectacle where the Botanical Garden La Concepcion becomes an enchanted forest of lights and sounds.

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

We have been to the two editions that have taken place so far, each with a very different theme. We loved it and are looking forward to discovering the surprise they have prepared for us this year!

Take a look at our Christmas Garden article with everything you need to know, first hand, don’t miss it!

Ticket prices are €12 on weekdays and €14 on bank holidays and holiday eves. Closed on 24 and 31 December and 5 January.

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

The Christmas Garden will be open from 1 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

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

Gastronomic festivals in Malaga province

Ojén Chestnut roasting

The Tostón Popular 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 together with roasted chestnuts, brandy, bacon and freshly grilled chorizo. Fiesta of Tourist Singularity.

Mosto Festival, Atajate


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

Chanfaina Day, Totalán

This village located in the Axarquia region celebrates on this day the typical dish par excellence of the locality. 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.

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.

málaga playa otoño

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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  • Large fleet of brand new cars.
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  • VIP delivery service for free.
  • No fuel rip-off, we do not charge refueling service fee.

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