Every year around time we feel we should share a series of recommendations about attractions, activities and what we like to do this time of year in our city.
It’s said and done, in this post we have tried to collect all the experiences that we think are worthwhile to be enjoyed in Malaga during the Christmas holidays.

plaza constitucion malaga at christmas

Constitucion square at Christmas © Ayuntamiento de Málaga

Turning on the Christmas lights

Since the last week of November, the historical center of Malaga celebrates Christmas with spectacular decoration and lighting that is inaugurated every year in a crowded event with the Activation of the Christmas Lights. An event that attracts thousands of visitors from across the province and even from other cities.

Thus, throughout the month of December and until January 6 you can enjoy a musical show every day which showcases the rhythm of the Christmas lights that runs along Larios street to the Plaza de la Constitución. There are two daily shows at 6.30 and 9.30.

Christmas lights malaga

Christmas lights © Ayuntamiento de Málaga

The Nativity Scene of the Town Hall

The view of the municipal nativity scene is essential. It is held every year in the Patio de Banderas of the City Hall of Malaga, in the Paseo del Parque. Every year it opens when December begins until January 6. It is a surface of more than 100 square meters on top of which stands a scenography that represents, with more than 300 figures, the different biblical scenes of the Nativity of Jesus. Visiting is free and the hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This year 2017, you can also enjoy in the Exhibition Hall of the Municipal Archive a selection of cribs from around the world belonging to a private collection. A total of 30 nativity scenes from around the world (Portugal, Sweden, Angola, Peru, Italy, Cuba, Romania, Egypt, etc.) gathered over more than 20 years. It can be visited from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm. Saturday, Sundays and Holidays: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Nativity Scene in the Town Hall malaga

Nativity Scene, City Hall Malaga © Ayuntamiento de Málaga