On Friday 10th December we are delighted to be taking a private coach to see the Malaga Lights
Why not join us? Have a fabulous night out and also know that you are are doing your bit for charity too!
This will be a truly unforgettable evening to enjoy the world-famous Malaga Lights.
Hundreds of locals and visitors come to enjoy the colourful Christmas decorations and the festive theme is the “The Christmas Forest”, (Bosque de Navidad). You can expect to see twinkling suns, angels and autumn leaves adorning the 22 arches along the Malaga’s famous Calle Larios. The magical lights extend to a further 76 streets of this magical city.
It is a wonderful experience and the perfect excuse to do some city centre shopping and wander through the Christmas markets that sell exquisite handmade jewellery, trinkets and unique presents and gifts.
Marvel at the huge 18 metre Christmas tree in Plaza de la Constitution. This is the largest of the six Christmas trees that act as focal points for the main festive areas across this vibrant city.
Time in Malaga is ‘explore on your own’ so there will be plenty time to enjoy a meal, or some tapas or drinks at your leisure during this truly magical evening that is guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit!
Adults (over 12) 19.00 euros
Children 16.00 euros
Advanced Bookings Only.
Book early, limited places!
Message me here to book directly via Duquesa Holiday or collect tickets in person from the following outlets:
Kelly’ Bar – Monte Duquesa Square
Mil Colores Sabinillas – Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas
St George Charity shop – Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas
(Please have the correct money, if possible, when collecting tickets from the above outlets)
Departure Point Duquesa; On A7 in front of Garden Centre opposite Puerto De La Duquesa (direction Gibraltar) @ 15.00
Departure Point Sabinillas roundabout: At bus stop on A7 opposite Repsol Garage (direction Malaga) @ 15.15
Approximate arrival in Malaga; 16.45
Departure Malaga; 23.00
Please note; The time in Malaga is ‘explore on your own’. Your guide will accompany and point out the main areas to visit. You can then explore at your leisure.
What is Included
Excursion pickup & transportation
What is not Included
Meals & drinks
Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
Infants must sit on laps
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires relatively good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers.
Refund Policy – Should you require a refund then we are happy to give you a full refund minus a 5€ admin fee (per ticket) providing that you contact us at least 14 days before the event takes place
Lighting for Christmas in Malaga
The most central street in Málaga, is Calle Marques de Larios and this is where the main Christmas lights can be enjoyed along with over 76 other streets and avenues in the centre of the city.
In 2018 the light show and theme was inspired by the cathedral of Málaga, it was very similar to previous years. They used over 600,000 LED lights in Calle Larios alone. However, with an increased budget for 2019 and new theme this year, 2019 promises to be spectacular!
We can also expect snow cannons in the main squares of the city; Plaza de las Flores and Soho District, these were a huge success in previous years too.
The company responsible for Christmas the lights in Malaga is Illuminacion Ximenez, they also provide lighting to different cities around the world. You can find lights from Illuminacion Ximenez in New York on Fith Avenue, Las Vegas, Dubai and also Hong Kong. Such and amazing accolade from a business from a small village in Cordoba.
Many visitors come from Europe, not only come to see the amazing Christmas lights in Malaga, but also to enjoy a festive atmosphere unique to our capital city.
There are light and music shows daily at 6.30pm, 8.00pm and 9.30pm until 5 January inclusive.
There will be typical Christmas songs to accompany the lights and each show will last a few minutes:
- Jingle Bell Rock by Hillary Duff
- All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey
- En Navidad with Javian, Alex, David Bustamante and Academia OT
- Never back down with Battlecry
This year there are many new streets added to the celebration where you can enjoy the illumination, these are:
Calle Marques, Sagasta, Souviron, Plaza de Camas, Calle Herrer de Rey, Puerto Del Mar, Calle Moreno Carbonero, Calle Álamos, and Calle Granada.
The Christmas lighting will be turned off on 5 January, with the arrivals of the Night of Kings (Noche del los Reyes), so you better visit it before it is too late.
Christmas Trees in Malaga
During Christmas in Malaga six giant Christmas trees (6-18 metres high) will be displayed.
The most spectacular tree of 18 metres will be displayed in the Plaza de las Constitucion, you will be able to go inside of the tree and take photos.
In Huelin Park there will be two huge almond trees of 8 metres, another tree in the square in front of the Cervantes Theatre, a tree in Calle Alcazabilla, a giant metallic Christmas tree in the Plaza de la Marina, one in Plaza Enrique Garcia square and finally in Calle Molina Lario.
All of these trees in the various festive areas of the city will be brightly lit up with LED’s and decorated for the occasion.
Switching on Christmas Lights and video.
Incase you have missed it this is the last video of the Christmas lights being turned on and some of the main attractions of the city this winter.
Traditional nativity scenes
Every year Malaga city council organise tradition nativity scenes, some of the most popular are the one inside Málaga cathedral and at the town hall of Málaga.
Cathedral opening times:
10am – 2pm & 5.00pm – 8.30pm
Town Hall opening times:
10am – 2pm & 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Best Christmas Market in Europe
In 2018 more than 1,000,000 visitors visited the Christmas lights in the city centre. In addition, Malaga won first place as “Best sunny Christmas Markets in Europe” from the organisation “European best destinations” which presents Malaga as an ideal destination to celebrate a Christmas with good weather.
Many locals enjoy the Christmas in Málaga by visiting any of the many Christmas markets in the province. Those markets in the city are usually in the area of Soho and the Alameda Park but there are many others in the province.
Altogether a wonderful spectacle that makes a Christmas visit to Malaga a ‘must’!. We recommend accompanying your stroll around the capital with an afternoon snack and an evening meal in some of the bars or restaurants of the old quarter in order to sample Malaga’s excellent cuisine.
Follow the link below to join us on the coach for the great switch on Friday 29th at 4.45pm
Or buy tickets in person from Kellys Bar – Monte Duquesa (Monte Duquesa) or MilColores Hair Salon (Sabinillas)