Christmas on the Costa del Sol is a wonderful time of year. It of course has a very different feel to Northern Europe due to the climate – and December always seems to be a blessed month in terms of sunshine. Christmas lunch on the beach, enjoy warm Mediterranean sun shine embodied with Spanish charm. Christmas is truly magical on the Costa del Sol, with all towns and cities sparkling with colourful lights, special activities, vibrant events, and a feeling of togetherness.

So, if you have decide to spend your Christmas on the Costa del Sol, there are few things you should do and see.

1. Malaga Christmas Lights.

Malaga Christmas Lights have always been spectacularly beautiful. Nevertheless, we think this year they are extraordinary. Taking a new form this year the cathedral complete with stained glass windows and an arched ceiling. Malaga City centre must be on your to do list. Located right in the city centre on the famous Calle Larios – every day at 18.30 and 21.30 there is a lightshow that dazzles.

2. Malaga Childrens Fair

If you are spending your Christmas on the Costa del Sol with your family and children, here is the place you must visit. You can get tickets here online with a discount. Malaga Childrens Fair has everything to entertain your children between 2 to 12 years old with more than 60 activities that includes rides, mini golf, ice skating, zip line, rock climbing, bouncy castles, theatre and much much more!

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3. Enjoy some music on the Plaza de La Constitucion

Every evening there are free concerts in Malaga between 7pm and 10pm. Everyone welcome to come, enjoy and dance. Not to be missed, there will also be a Special Christmas concert at the Malaga Cathedral on 20th of December at 8pm. Will we see you there?

4. Christmas Shopping

Traditional Christmas markets will be open all over the Costa del Sol. We recommend you visit the one in Malaga that is located on the Paser del Parque and the one in Marbella which takes place each Sunday in December.

5. Nativity Scenes – must visit

Every year in Malaga the City Council publishes a Nativity Scene Guide with the 67 most important scenes to visit this Christmas. It included several routes distributed in seven of the citys districts.

6. New Years Eve in Marbella

Lets ring new year in Spanish style, make sure you eat 12 grapes at midnight and wear red underwear. Eating 12 grapes ( one grape per chime) is not nearly as easy as it sounds. Remember, when final bell chimes all your grapes must be eaten. This should bring you luck in 2019. Some also say a dip at midnight in the Mediterranean will wash away what you want to leave in 2018.

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