THE holiday season has officially begun in Fuengirola now that the town’s Christmas lights are twinkling on high.
The inauguration took place on November 24 at 6.30pm. Mayor Ana Mula joined other members of the council in the Plaza Reyes Catolicos where hundreds of well-wishers gathered to watch as the lights sprung to life. There are 1,511,792 Christmas lights scattered around the city, 86,811 more than last year. The company that manufactures the lights has been so successful that the lights have even made their way across the pond to New York City.
In addition to the lights, Fuengirola’s official Belen (nativity scene) has been unveiled to the public. The spectacular Christmas montage contains more than 600 figures, and occupies 30 metres square inside of a huge glass case. As usual, the Belen includes several tips of the hat to Fuengirola itself, including model versions of well-known landmarks like the Armada Bridge or the old market on Calle España.
More than 60 activities are scheduled to take place in Fuengirola before the Three Kings Parade brings the festivities to a close on January 6.