Christmas Markets & Christmas lights switch on's on the Costa del Sol

Most towns in the Costa del Sol have Christmas Markets and Christmas light decorations. Below is a list of these Christmas activities.


Benalmadena Christmas Market: The Christmas market in Benalmadena is located behind the Train station in Arroyo de la Miel in the Plaza de Pueblosol opening at 11:00am to 9:00pm every day. 2020 dates to be confirmed but 2nd or 3rd week in November  is the most likely 


Fuengirola Christmas light switch on: The Fuengirola Christmas light switch on attracts large crowds to the Plaza de Espana. Not the biggest lighting display on the Costa del Sol but still worth participating in. The Christmas lights are switched on every night until the 6th January after there initial switch on. Every evening there is a light and sound diplay with the Christmas lights & carols at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00pm  2021 dates 26-11-2021 and the switch on is at 7:30pm 2021 dates 26-11-2021

Fuengirola Christmas market: The Christmas market in Fuengirola takes place in the Plaza de la Constitucion every year and consists of around 17 stalls . It opens from 10:30 to 2:30 then 5:00 to 9:00pm Its not the biggest Christmas Market on the Costa del sol but worth a look around for 10 to 20 minutes. The market start 26-11-2021 and will run until 19-12-2021


Malaga Christmas lights switch on. One of the best lighting displays on the Costa del Sol. Every year Malaga switches on over 4,000,000 lights on the Calle Marques de Larios and surrounding area. The switch on is on the last Friday of November each year.The street is packed with people waiting for this light and sound extravaganza that marks the start of the Christmas period. The lights cover the whole length of the street and continue into the Plaza de la Constitucion. In the plaza there is an 18 metre metal christmas tree. The turning on of the lights can vary from year to year but the switch off is always on the 06th January. This year the lights will start a day later than usual times from 6:30 till midnight.  2022 switch on 26th November 2022


Malaga Christmas Markets: The main Christmas market is located on the Parque de Malaga and is one of the biggest Christmas Markets on the Costa del Sol. This is a really nice place to take an evening walk and take in the ambiance of the market. There is another quirky Christmas market in Malaga called the Garage. The Garage is an old indoor car park with a pop up Christmas market in it. The market is only open at the weekends from 11:00 to 8:00pm.It is located on the corner of Calle Casas de Campos 33 and is worth a visit. The Market runs through December to 6th January.


Marbella Christmas market: The Christmas market is located in Puerto Banus Plaza Antonio Banderas, Corte Ingles shopping area. The market is open from 11:00am to 6:00pm The market starts around the third week  of December and runs until 06th January.

Marbella Lights switch on: The Marbella light switch on attracts large crowds to the Paseo de la Alameda. The lights light up around 90 streets and 15 Plaza's. The display will be switched on daily with a light and music display until the 06th January. 2021 dates 25-11-2021to 06-01-2022


Torremolinos Lights switch on May be not as big as the Malaga lights but is still an event worth going to. The switch on happens in the Plaza Costa del Sol and is followed by traditional music and dancing. The switch on also caters for kids with Santa Claus, The royal postman and the Cavalcade of Kings. 2020 dates to be confirmed

Torremolinos Christmas Market: The Christmas market in Torremolinos is held in the Plaza Costa del Sol and Avenida Parma de Mallorca and attracts a lot of people. It opens from 10:00am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The market also has an ice rink. The market runs throughout December.

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