Estepona increases Christmas lighting but saves €250,000

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One of the attractive Christmas displays
One of the attractive Christmas displays Credit: Estepona Council

WHILST many Councils in Spain have decided not to spend money on Christmas lights this year but use the money to assist residents in need, the Estepona Council has gone full square into the Christmas spirit and says that it has increased the number of decorations but saved €250,000.

There are three main reasons for this, firstly the bulk of the decorations will be lit by LED bulbs which not only reduces the amount of money spent on electricity but also is better for the environment.

Secondly, municipal employees have made a 14-metre-high lit Christmas tree which joins two others built in the past, which reduces the cost of renting ornamental trees from third parties.

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Thirdly, the Council, has during the year, purchased almost one thousand different Christmas elements which again saves on renting, constructing and dismantling and in all, there will be illuminated Merry Christmas signs, shining arches of lights and a large nativity scene.

Thank you for taking the time to read this news article “Estepona increases Christmas lighting but saves €250,000”.


Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.

Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.

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