Christmas Markets on the Costa del Sol, Spain 2017

Post by: Gerarda on 28 Nov 2017

Christmas is just around the corner. I can hear the Hallelujah Chorus playing in my head from the many times I have either heard it being performed live, sung it in a choir myself, or listened to a recording of it. It is a reminder that the beautiful time of the year is upon us when people are kinder to each other, the light is just that little bit brighter and homes are starting to have that glorious scent of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. The aroma that says, Christmas cookies are in the oven.

It wouldn´t be Christmas without the traditional markets. Once again, the Costa del Sol is alive and buzzing with markets from Gibraltar to Malaga and many points in between selling everything from decorations to food.

If you are wondering when the markets are on then wonder no more. Have a look at the list below and arrange to meet your friends, taste the mulled wine and buy that special something you were looking for?


Date: December 6th – January 5th
Place: Entrance of Puerto Marina
Time: 11:00 – 20:00

Arroyo de la Miel / Benalmádena

Date: December 1st – 10th
Place: Plaza Austria


Date: December 3rd
Place: German School
Time: 14:00

Puerto Deportivo Marbella

Location: Muelle Teresa Zabell Wharf
Date: Every Sunday in December
Time: 12:00 -18:00


Date: December 23rd – 26th
Place: Palacio de Congresos, Marbella
Time: 11:00 – 22:00


Date: Month of December
Place: Palma de Majorca Avenue – Costa del Sol Square


Date: November 25
Place: Palacio de Congresos
Time: 11.00 – 15.00

Date: December 3rd
Location: The Kempinski Hotel, Bahia Estepona
Time: 16:00 – 19:00


Date: November 24th
Place: Calle Larios
Time: 19:00

Puerto Banús

Date: No date given
Place: Antonio Banderas Square

Categories: Christmas,Costa del Sol News,Marbella News,Puerto Banus News

Posted on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 3:39 pm

Malaga Carnival

Post by: Gerarda on 27 Jan 2016

Maniqu con traje de carnaval

It´s Carnival time in Málaga!

40 days before Ash Wednesday, the start of Holy Week or Semana Santa people take to the streets in Málaga and most towns and cities in Spain, to party before the more austere period of Lent. From 1937 to 1977 though, Málaga was not permitted to hold celebrations as they were considered to be rebels by Franco, and it was not until 1978 with the coming of democracy did Málaganians once again don their costumes, break out their music and begin making merry.

The Historic Quarter as well as other areas of the city sees a vibrant display of parades, bands, singers, groups of singers, choirs, street musicians, quartets and multi-culturalism at its finest. The Carnival starts with a music competition in the Teatro Cervantes hosted by the Fundación Ciudadana del Carnaval (Citizen´s Carnival Foundation).

What is a fiesta without food? Epicureanism is an integral part of these celebrations, with rice dishes, cabbages, casseroles, stews and more. Every area around the city organizes tastings with Carnival songs as an indispensable part of the festivities.

The Carnival culminates with the burial of the anchovy or the Entierro de Boquerón on Malagueta Beach.

Carnival will take place between January 30th and February 7th.

January 30th
Election of Gods and Goddesses

January 31st
Grand Parade

February 1st – 4th
Street Carnival

February 5th
Grand Finale on the square / street carnival

February 6th
Street Carnival / Children´s Carnival

February 7th
Street Carnival /Gods & Goddesses Parade / Battle of Flowers

February 8th
Street Carnival / Gods & Goddesses Parade / Burial of Boquerón

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Posted on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 11:52 am

Letter to Santa

Post by: Gerarda on 17 Dec 2015

Letter To Santa Sparling


Want to drop off your letters to Santa Claus while there is still time or go to a Christmas concert? Then today is your day!

Thursday, December 17th

Royal postman visit – Drop off your letters to Santa Claus

Time: 17.00

Location: Neighbourhood Association
Las Albarizas, Calle Magallanes, Marbella



Time: 19.00
Performance by: Academia ARCOS DE SAN PEDRO
Location: Teatro Ciudad de Marbella


Christmas Concert – Carol Service

Time: 20.00
Performance by: Music students from the Conservatorio Municipal de Musica
Location: Salón de actos del Conservatorio
Parque de la Constitución, Marbella


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Posted on Thursday 17th December 2015 at 5:24 pm

Christmas Time is Here

Post by: Gerarda on 14 Dec 2015

Christmas concert 2015

Enter into the Christmas season with music. It is the most wonderful time of the year and Tuesday, December 15th gives you an opportunity to share the holiday spirit with the Choir and Orchestra, Collegium Musicum, Costa del Sol. There will be Christmas favourites that you can sing along to as well.  Be at Iglesia de la Encarnación, Old Town, Marbella early to get a seat. It is a popular concert.


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Posted on Monday 14th December 2015 at 11:23 am

Christmas Present Collection for orphans

Post by: Gerarda on 25 Nov 2015

Kleiner Junge ist gespannt auf sein Weihnachtsgeschenk 

If you truly want to make a difference this Christmas then look no further than the orphans and children of domestic violence on the Costa del Sol. There are far too many children in care and this time of year is an even more poignant reminder that their lives have changed and Christmas will not be celebrated in the traditional manner.  To help make Christmas a special time and bring a smile to a face, once again there will be a Christmas present collection for the orphanages in Alora Malaga and children in the Domestic Violence houses.

They need your help!


  1. Buy and wrap a present for children between ages 1-19 years.
  2. Tag it for boy or girl.
  3. Tag it for the appropriate age.
  4. Drop it off at one of the locations below.

Suggested list of presents:

  • DVDs
  • Books
  • Fun toothbrushes, colors, themes, characters
  • Toiletries (brushes, combs, shampoo, soap, fun toothbrushes – colors, themes or characters,
    shaving cream, perfume, etc.)
  • Stationary type items, such as small pretty notepads, note cards, stickers, decorative pencils, cool pens, markers
  • Small/Light toys, such as yo-yo’s, toy cars, small rubber balls, small action figures, small dolls,
  • Packs of Trading Cards such as sports teams, popular characters
  • School bags
  • Fun girl makeup items such as flavored lip glosses
  • Hair accessories for girls
  • Candy
  • Small, travel size board games or card games
  • Inexpensive wristwatch – sometimes €5 at the market
  • Slippers/House shoes, all sizes/styles
  • Socks any color for boys, girls prefer fun characters or themes
  • Sewing supplies
  • Small Lego sets, small puzzles
  • Fun key chains, especially key chain size flashlights

Last year was hugely successful and the children all had a lovely Christmas because of you!

Drop points in the Marbella area:

The Boardwalk Marbella

Slainte Banus

The Boardwalk Creperie in Ambrosia

Neli G’s Benavista

Funky Forest Estepona

Galaxia Playcentre Guadalmina

Wonderland Playschool San Pedro

Beckitts Marbella

The Barber Club Banus

Golden Tarts Banus


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Posted on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 11:09 am