The Christmas lights in Malaga are incredible and one of the highlights of the Christmas period. If you are in the area they are well worth a visit, as each year they seem to get better and better! Calle Larios is the main setting for the lights and this year there are two special showings set to Queen´s song, “The Show Must Go On”, these start at 6.30pm and 9.00pm.

Other streets in the city also have beautiful displays of Christmas lights, and this year there are 4 giant trees positioned throughout the city in the main plazas. The very best way to see the lights is on foot, especially those in the Paseo de Parque where there is a really long stretch of them.

It goes without saying that you can enjoy a great day out in Malaga city, shopping and visiting many of the bars to sample the delicious tapas on offer.

Shops in the city usually close early on Christmas Eve and will then stay closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Some restaurants will be open on Christmas Day but it is recommended that you book in advance.

Christmas is one of the busiest times, packed with shoppers and tourists, especially in the evenings when people come into the city to see the lights and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.

During the Christmas period, there are many events held in the city, Christmas markets, lights, concerts and art exhibitions, many of these are free. Sprinkled throughout the city you will find so many touching nativity scenes.

The city looks stunning at night particularly viewed from above, why not view it from the ferris wheel or one of the hotel rooftop terraces while enjoying a glass of Christmas cheer.

If you have children they will love seeing all the different Christmas attractions, many of these are set up on Muelle Uno, including Santa´s Grotto with reindeer, and outside the Corte Ingles department store there is a toboggan ride and ice rink.

The Christmas Lights are switched on – 2016.