A Marbella Christmas is a little different from the classic snowy one depicted on television. Those are mostly focused on North American and Scandinavian winter scenery because to be fair they are increasingly rare in most of Northern Europe these days, but in Marbella we focus on soft, benevolent climes, sunny days and relaxed pace of life.
There is a chance of a cloudy day or a bit of drizzle, but it’s never long before the golden hues of Marbella’s winter sun come to the fore and warm heart and soul, making everything look pretty, cosy and welcoming. This is why not just local residents but also tourists and foreign homeowners on the Costa del Sol flock to this part of Europe during the festive season.
Here the options are wide, ranging from sunny strolls along the water edge to a round of golf, hiking in the countryside or watching the shoppers as you sip coffee in a sunny square. Winter sports enthusiasts can head for the ski resorts of the Sierra Nevada, just two hours away, while lovers of culture have it all to enjoy less than one hour away in Málaga.
The Christmas lights in Málaga city are among the most impressive in Europe, but Marbella too welcomes people to its centre and historic quarter with lovely festive lights. Shoppers will delight in its charming pedestrian areas or can indeed head on to the large El Corte Inglés department store in Puerto Banús, the La Cañada shopping mall or one of the many Christmas fairs and charity events held throughout the region.
They offer everything to get your home in the Christmas mood and stock up on presents, while many also like to book a meal with friends and family or get ‘suited and booted’ for a gala night out in one of Marbella’s fancy nightclubs.
Here in this part of the world, the world is your oyster at Christmas!