Most towns in the Costa del Sol have Christmas Markets and Christmas light decorations. Below is a list of these Christmas activities.
Fuengirola Christmas light switch on: The Fuengirola Christmas light switch on attracts large crowds of locals 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 2018 Dates 23-11-2018 and the switch on is at 7:00pm
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 if you are in the area. 2018 Dates 23-11-2018 to 16-12-2018.
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, Kings day. 2018 Dates 30th-11-2018 and the switch on is at 6:30pm
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 main market 2017 Dates 03-12-17 to 07-01-2018. Dates for 2018 to be announced shortly
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 Three Kings day. 2017 Dates 30-11-2017 to 06-01-2018 and the switch on time is 8:00pm. dates for 2018 will be released shortly
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. 2017 Dates 05-12-2017 at 8:00pm to 06-01-2018.