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This year, Malaga Christmas lights will be switched on on Friday 30 November at 7.30pm.The event takes places with a huge street party in Calle Larios.

Spending this Christmas in Malaga?

Following the big switch on the sound and light show takes place daily on Calle Larios at 6.30pm and 9.30pm.

Christmas magic fills every corner of Malaga every year. One of the most important ingredients of this season is a host of Christmas concerts held in the streets of the city. The historical centre of Malaga hosts most of these shows, capturing the attention of visitors and locals alike. Violins, guitars and flutes are just some of the instruments that can be heard at the foot of the Alcazeba, in the Plaza de la Merced or on the long Calle Larios.

Apart from Calle Larios, some 1.7 million LED bulbs light up Malaga this Christmas – Calle Granada has some lovely arches and for the first time, Calle San Juan (parallel to Calle Nueva) and Calle Cárcer (the street that leads up to the Cervantes Theatre) has a display of Christmas lights. Look out for 4 giant trees – in Plaza de la Marina, Plaza de la Constitución, Molina Lario and in Huelin Park. And as usual, the Paseo de Parque has a long stretch of lights, best seen on foot.


Christmas is one of the busiest times, packed with shoppers and tourists especially in the evenings when people come into town to see the lights and soak up some Christmas atmosphere. There are plenty of things to do in Malaga – Christmas markets, lights, concerts, art exhibitions… – and lots of these events are free.



Which days are public holidays in Malaga over Christmas 2018?
• Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day)
• Tuesday 1 January (New Year’s Day)
• Monday 7 January (Epiphany/ Three Kings – 6 January is the official holiday but because it falls on a Sunday the actual holiday takes place on 7 January.)

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