Get set for Christmas in Malaga

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Get set for Christmas in Malaga
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Get set for Christmas in Malaga. The Christmas lights will be switched on in late November and usher in a wonderful Christmas.

The Malaga Town Council are set to switch on the Christmas lights on November 26. This follows tradition as it is last Friday in November. This year it will coincide with Black Friday again.

Shops in Malaga are expected to be offering some stunning discounts on Black Friday. Discounts will be available online too. This is an excellent time to head to Malaga to start your Christmas shopping. Many shops will continue the sale throughout the weekend until Monday, November 29.

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The Malaga Christmas lights bring in thousands of visitors each year. Visitors flock to Calle Larios. Malaga has pioneered a stunning light show.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic last year the light switch on and shows were limited. This was to avoid too many people congregating in Malaga. The health situation has improved this year. The traditional Christmas lights will return with a music and light show. Details have not yet been finalised.

Calle Larios is set to become the heart of the Christmas festivities again. It will host the Christmas Forest for 40 days. Visitors and locals will be treated to 22 arches which have been decorated with hundreds of leaves, suns and Angel figures too.


The Ximénez Iluminación company have been commissioned to create the light displays and decorations for the festive period.

As reported by La Opinion de Malaga: “Last September, the City Council awarded a contract worth 3,609,787.80 euros (including taxes) for the supply of luminous decorative elements for the Christmas and Carnival festivities to the company Iluminaciones Ximenez. S.A., which has been the concessionaire for this supply since 2018.”

The contract will last for three years but this could be extended by one year. The maximum amount spent each year will be 1,203,262.60 euros.



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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