La costa del sol, Marbella and his Christmas time
Winter and the run up to the Holiday Season in Marbella, one of the most beautiful times to visit Marbella when the majority of tourists have left and the weather has cooled down, is during the winter months. Many of our clients from northern European countries in particular tend to come to the south to enjoy the mild climate and the outdoor sports lifestyle Marbella offers during the winter season. Marbella Unique Properties offer a selection of beautiful homes for rent during these months, from large stylish villas such as this stunning 5 bedroom villa in Sierra Blanca with panoramic sea views to great apartments.
From the end of November, Marbella and Malaga cities throw themselves into the festive spirit, decorating the streets with lavish Christmas lights, red and white pointsettia plants and red carpets. The pedestrian areas around Calle Larios in the heart of Malaga boasts some of the most beautiful Christmas adornments, including illuminated Gothic arches with chandeliers having two light shows every day at 18:30h and 21:30h. Afternoon street entertainers and the typical chestnut and Turron street sellers are located throughout this shopping area. Marbella Town Hall invests heavily in public gardens and decorate each roundabout with brilliant red pointsettia plants ensuring a Christmas spirit.
The build up to Christmas includes a large Santas Grotto situated next to the fountains at La Alameda Square in the centre of Marbella. The most amazing Nativity scenes can be seen throughout the town, Marbella Town Hall holds a competition with prizes for the best Nativity scene in Marbella, many local shops compete, you can get a guide and enjoy a pleasant evening walking around looking at them. A variety of Christmas Markets with La Virginia being the most famous, offering artisan unique pieces, handmade products and home-cooked speciality delicacies, located in the typical Andalusian style pueblo with cobbled streets, pretty houses and its own chapel.
From December to Christmas and New Year are when the winter celebrations take place in Marbella and surrounding areas, with outdoor Christmas markets, Christmas lights switch on, parades, street celebrations and festivities.
Some of 2017’s Marbella events for December & January, and not to miss include:
December 13th, 18.30
Traditional Scandinavian festivity organized by the Swedish School in the Church Square, to welcome the winter and the celebration of light, where the participating children carry candles through the various streets of the old town. The celebration of the light “Santa Lucia” is one of the most exotic Swedish tradition, when children dressed in long white coats and with candles in their hair sing traditional songs.
December 15th, 10.00
XIX Christmas Songs Competition at Old Town in the Church Square, organized by the Association of Traders and Professionals of the Old Town of Marbella.
December 15th , 12.00 y 16.00
Human Nativity Scene in the Paseo de la Alameda. The School of Dance Maldonado’s Sisters will make a spectacular representation of the Bethlehem in two sessions: 12.00 h. and 4 pm, to the benefit of the Palliative Care Unit of the Spanish Association against Cancer in Marbella. This live Nativity Scene has more than 125 participants.
December 18th, 10.00 A 13.00
Christmas Market organized by the Multiple Sclerosis Association, where the Christmas crafts made by the members of this Association will be exhibited in C / Presbítero Juan Anaya (next to the Divina Pastora Parish).
December 27th to December 31st: Christmas at Marbella Old Town:
The House of Candy is a thematic and hilarious children’s park installed next to the Paseo de la Alameda pavilion, where children can enjoy workshops, bouncy castles and Christmas multigame zone. Kingdom of Ice in the Market Square with an impressive skating rink, inflatable attractions and many more surprises aimed at the enjoyment and entertainment of children.
December 28th to January 5th
Located in the Plaza de La Iglesia, we will find The House of the Royal Postman of his Majesties The Three Wizard Kings, where children can deliver their letters to the famous kings who come from the East.
December 30th bre, 20.00
40 Principales’s Christmas Box in Nabeul Avenue will feature the Gymkana Cadena Ser. With the youth delegation the classic Christmas program arrives in Marbella, with a Gymkana that will walk all the streets and distribute thousands of euros in rewards.
December 31st 00.00
Bringin in the New Year from the Plaza de la Iglesia, with a large party enlivened by the Velada y Arenal Orchestra.
January 5th 18.00
Christmas Parade with the Three Kings, with the following route: Avda. Severo Ochoa (La Zambomba Building), Ramón y Cajal Avenue, Ricardo Soriano Avenue and ending at Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra Square (Pirulí).
Obviously these are not all the events that you can enjoy in Marbella, as we want to let you discover the little secrets that the city offers in the most magical and busy time for its streets. No one can imagine how magical Christmas is in Marbella with such a good temperature and replacing the white snowy mantle of some places with the warm beaches and its marine horizons. Do not hesitate to contact Marbella Unique Properties if you want to enjoy the most Mediterranean Christmas of your life.