Discover the spellbinding Christmas lights of Málaga

Publication: 10 Dec. 2021
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Every Festive Season, Málaga becomes the centre of a mesmerising spectacle of lights, colours, music and dazzling displays – the highlight of the region’s Christmas decorations and one of the finest attractions of this kind in all of Spain.

Lighting up the centre
Every year, the official switching on of the Christmas lights is an event in its own right, and this time it fell on Friday 26th November, when at the touch of a button the centre of Málaga resumed its now traditional seasonal wonderland aspect, being draped in spectacular sparkling tones of light. Visible from a distance, they cover the avenues that converge upon the centre, dressing up park-side trees, festive markets and of course the elegant pedestrian shopping street Calle Larios – the heart of Málaga’s lights.

Stretching along the length of this picturesque boulevard lined with shops, designer outlets, cafés and restaurants, the beautiful sparkles of coloured lights look like jewels suspended above the street, enlivening the entire zone with the festive spirit of this time of year. Even more spectacular is the beautifully choreographed light show, produced in tune to musical accompaniment, that lasts for more than 20 minutes and each year creates a spellbinding spectacle for visitors of all ages. In fact, it’s very hard not to show your delight at this festive experience.

Las Luces del Botánico
This year, a relatively new addition to Málaga’s Christmas cheer returns. Quite apart from the pleasures of the centre, which also include shopping, dining and socialising within the cosy atmosphere of the historic quarter, come the Lights of the Botanical Gardens of La Concepción, an experience not to be missed.

Opened on the 27th November and running until the 9th of January, this light show transforms the gorgeous greenery of the botanical gardens on the outskirts of Málaga into a mesmerising wonderland of colour, lighting effects and music. It’s quite the place for children, but watch out – as you are likely to be enchanted as well!

This is a sensory experience that touches the heart with its Christmas themes, bewitches the eye with its dazzling three-dimensional beauty and elevates the soul as you enter a fantastical landscape such as you have never experienced before. Open from 18:30 to 23:00hrs, tickets are also available online – whatever you do this Christmas in Marbella, don’t miss it!