Let’s be honest, when it comes to creating magic with fireworks and Christmas lights, no European country does it better than Spain. The passionate animated Spanish love to bring additional enchantment to fiestas and holidays by staging colourful artistic fireworks; and during the Christmas season each year they light up their cities and towns with magical light displays.
One city that celebrates Christmas with an ardent and theatrical display of lights is the Andalusian city of Málaga that resides on Spain’s southern coast. This annual light spectacle is a supreme highlight on any ‘sight worth seeing’ list for the region – and you won’t have to pay for much more than parking your car to see them.
The 2017 Málaga Christmas lights were officially switched on, as always to much unconcealed delight, on Friday 24 November and they will remain centre stage until after Kings Day on 6 January 2018.
It is reported that approximately 1.7 million bulbs have been commandeered to complete the display, which takes centre stage as always along Calle Larios. Here a cathedral theme has been incorporated so that two large domes and some beautiful stained glass windows can be seen illuminated divinely against the night sky. The Christmas tingles continue all through the Paseo del Parque and for the first time along Calle Carcer, the road leading up to the famous Cervantes Theatre.
If you are able to visit Málaga in December you should also take time to shop at one of its exhilarating Christmas markets and listen to a free concert in Plaza de la Constitución.
National Spanish holidays over Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018
Monday 25 December: Christmas Day
Monday 1 January: New Year’s Day
Saturday 6 January: Three Kings Day
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