Christmas Season Activities 2019

Post by: Gerarda on 26 Nov 2019


Christmas lights switch on:
Date: Friday, November 29th
Time: 18:30
Place: Calle Larios
Daily Light & Sound show at 18:30, 20:00 & 21:30

Christmas Market
Paseo del Parque


Christmas lights switch on:
Date: Friday, November 29th
Time: 18:30
Place: Plaza De Los Naranjos – Old Town

Christmas Market
Place: Puerto Deportivo
Time: 12:00 – 18:00 – every Sunday in December

Nativity Scene – Belen
Place. Plaza de Alameda


Christmas lights switch on:
Date: Friday, November 29th
Time: 18:30
Place: Plaza Costa del Sol

Nativity Scene – Belen
Place: Town Hall

La Cala de Mijas

Christmas Market – International Christmas Fair
Date: November 30th – December 15th
Time: From 18:30
Place: Main Boulevard of La Cala

The market stalls are beautifully designed wooden houses. You can buy crafts, food, hot wines and Christmas sweets. There will also be flamenco and modern dance performances, carol singing, activities for children and a parade. It is rumored that Santa and the Three Wise Men will make an appearance.


Christmas Market – International Christmas Market
Date: December 7th
Time: 11:00 – 20:00
Place: Plaza de la Mezquita

Stalls from different countries with traditional Christmas products, entertainment and surprises


Inauguration of the Nativity
Date: Friday, November 29th
Time: 17:45
Place: La Plaza Reyes Católicos

Christmas lights switch on:
Date: Friday, November 29th
Time: 19:30
Place: La Plaza de España

Christmas Market
Date: December 3rd – December 16th
Time: From 18:30
Place: La Plaza Reyes Católicos

San Pedro

Christmas lights switch on:
Date: Friday, November 29th
Time: 18:30
Place: Avda. de la Constitución


Christmas Market
Date: Sunday, December 1st
Time: 10:30 – 16:00
Place: Palacio de Congresos

Christmas lights switch on:
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 19:00
Place: La Plaza Antonia Guerrero

Noche de Papá Noel
Date: December 21st
Time: 19:00, 20:00 & 21:00
Place: Plaza Antonia Guerrero
Santa Claus will arrive amid 3 different snowfalls
All children present to see Santa at the first snowfall at 19:00 will be presented with a gift.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

Post by: Gerarda on 23 Nov 2015

Weihnachtsbaum in verschneiter Nacht


Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies have become an annual holiday tradition for Costa del Sol families. These are free, family-friendly events, with live entertainment, music, singing of Christmas carols of course, and some with mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and Christmas cookies.

They are all for a good cause as well. Shop at the market stalls or make a donation to the various charities, which helps enrich the lives of children on the coast.

If you want to watch a beautiful Costa del Sol event with your loved ones, why not attend one of the Christmas Tree Lighting events. It is the perfect family-friendly activity to kick off the holiday season.


Malaga Christmas Lights

Where: Calle Larios

When: Friday, November 27th

Time: 18.00


Marbella Christmas Lights

Where: Ricardo Soriano

When: Friday, December 4th

Time: 18.00


Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Christmas Market

Where: Kempinski Hotel, Bahía, Estepona

When: December 5th

Time: 16.00

For a magical start to Christmas… the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree and boutique Christmas Market, roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and carols from ‘El Tenor’ at dusk. They will dim the lights and officially light the Christmas tree with Father Christmas. There will be a performance by the Choir Magnum Mysterium and much, much more!

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Posted on Monday 23rd November 2015 at 12:07 pm

Christmas Markets in Marbella Area 2015

Post by: Gerarda on 12 Nov 2015


Believe it or not it is that time of year again. Yes, Christmas has sneaked up on us yet again. There will be a number of Christmas markets happening along the coast from now until late December. I have included a few of the markets and as I receive more information  I will post updates. The first Christmas market is this weekend and is probably the largest of the markets.

Caritas Christmas Market

Over 120 stalls of food, crafts, decorations, antiques, homemade cakes & cookies, a restaurant, a cafeteria, a bodeguita (wine bar) and a bouncy castle & tombola for the children.

Date: November 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th

Time: 11:00 – 22.00

Location: Palacio de Congresos, Marbella


Aloha College Christmas Bazaar

International food fair, raffles, stalls, chocolate tombola, performances, Father Christmas

Date: November 28th

Time: 11.00-16.00

Location: Aloha College, Nueva Andalucia


AAA – Christmas Bazaar

Date: December 13th

Time: 11.00 – 17.30

Location: Palacio de Congresos, Marbella

Registration: FREE if your 2 – legged, 8€ 4 – legged


La Virginia Christmas Market

Date: December 13th

Time: 11 – 18.00

Location: Urb. La Virginia, Marbella


Christmas Market with the Lions Club of Marbella

Date: November 21st & 22nd

Time: 14.00-19.00

Location: Marbella Golf Country Club
Salida de los Monteros, Ctra. de Cádiz Km188


ADANA – Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals

Date: Saturday, November 22nd

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Palaco de Congresos, Estepona

They will have a number of stalls and therefore, need the following items:
• Plants
• Good quality clothing for the ‘Posh Frocks’ stand
• Good quality second hand towels/doggie items (eg. beds, toys, collars etc.)
• Cakes for the café (a lot)
• Cava & tapas (for the cava and tapas bar)
• Prizes for the tombola (alcohol, chocolates, good quality beauty products etc.)
• Bran Tub prizes (sweets, dog treats, jewellery, cash and anything that fits inside a plastic ball measuring 3″ (7.62cm) across x 3.5″ (8.89cm)


They need the following volunteers:

• To set up tables and chairs

• To attend the stalls

• At 16.00 to clean the hall

• Face painters for children

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Posted on Thursday 12th November 2015 at 1:33 pm

Christmas Markets – Costa del Sol

Post by: Gerarda on 13 Nov 2014


In need of Christmas spirit? Attend a Christmas market, as it will be a remedy for whatever ails you. Not only that, it will be a great opportunity to pick up those homemade Christmas presents that remind you of Christmases past.  As the markets are usually for charity, it is a great way to give back to your community. It is also a time to meet old friends, have a great day out and get in the frame of mind for tree trimming and decorating.

Although the Christmas markets vary, you will find stalls, raffles, games, face painting, bouncy castles and carol singing. And after all that excitement you can relax with a glass of traditional mulled wine, mince pies, saffron buns and gingerbread. I am sure you can count on a visit from Santa.

Below is a list of the Christmas Markets and Fairs taking place on the Costa del Sol this season.

Anglican Church Annual Christmas Market

Date:                    Saturday, November 15th

Location:              Palacio de Congresos, Estepona

Time:                   11.00 – 17:00


Marbella Golf Country Club & The Lion´s Club Marbella Lengua Alemana Christmas Market

Date:                    Saturday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 23rd

Location:              Marbella Golf Country Club, Ctra de Cádiz, N-340                                         Km 188, Marbella

Time:                   10:30 – 16:00


ADANAAnimal Charity Annual Christmas Fair

Date:                    Sunday, November 23rd

Location:              Palacio de Congresos, Estepona

Time:                   10:30 – 16:00


CaritasAnnual Christmas Fair

Date:                    Thursday November 27th – Saturday, November 30th

Location:              Palacio de Congresos, Marbella

Time:                   11.00 – 17:00


Los Barrios Christmas Fair

Date:                    Thursday November 27th – Saturday, November 30th

Location:              Hacienda Almoguera, Los Barrios

Time:                   11.00 – 17:00


Aloha College Christmas Bazaar

Date:                     Saturday, November 29th

Location:               Palacio de Congresos, Marbella

Time:                    11.00 – 16:00


Mijas La Cala Lions Diabetic Support Group Fayre

Date:                    Sunday, November 30th

Location:              The Sensara Resort, Avda. Arroyo Hondo 32,                                                Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena

Time:                    11:30 – 17:00


Swedish School of Marbella

Date:                     Saturday, December 5th

Location:               Vasari Commercial Center, Puerto Banus

Time:                     15.00 – 17:00