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We want to encourage you to visit, since there are so many things to do. It is one of the most beautiful and most charming cities in Spain, and even more so during the Christmas season. Don’t worry about where to store your luggage, as we have lockers in Malaga. Keep reading to find out more about Christmas events in Malaga!

Everything you need to know about Christmas in Malaga

Below, we have listed several interesting things to do at Christmas in the city of Malaga along with your loved ones. It’s a good opportunity to enjoy the city in a different, more original way. So, how about it?

Christmas markets

The Christmas markets in the city of Malaga usually kick off at the end of November. It’s a good opportunity to buy Christmas products and even some typical food. There are all kinds of stalls: food and drinks, crafts, local products, etc. With the local products, you might sample craft beers or buy cheese or cold meats.

The most popular market is in the Plaza de la Marina, near the Paseo de la Alameda. There is also another one in Soho. Don’t hesitate any longer; just go and visit. You’ve got until Epiphany.


The Christmas lights are one of the most popular attractions during this season. Many cities compete to decorate their streets with the best lights, and Malaga is one of them, along with Vigo, Madrid and Barcelona. Over one and a half million lights will flood the city until the Christmas period is over.

At LOCK & enjoy! we want to encourage you to visit Larios street for the official switching on of the lights. Music and light shows are put on in the evening and at night. These lights are also the most beautiful in the city, since this is the main street in the shopping, sightseeing and financial area of the city. The Alameda Principal is worth a visit because this year there is a much-anticipated new development – an enchanted forest.

Stroll through the city and be amazed by the Christmas lights!

Three Kings Parade

This is a Christmas classic, which you mustn’t miss, especially if you have children. It will be held on the evening of the 5th of January, and even though the start time has yet to be announced, on previous years it has started at 6 p.m. At LOCK & enjoy! we recommend you arrive early, as there will be a very big turnout and it can be somewhat stifling.

The route itself does not usually change, but this year’s route has yet to be announced. On previous years, they started the parade at the town hall and finished at the cathedral. It is an incredible show with lights, colours and music that will leave no one indifferent, and it’s an excellent opportunity for little ones to enjoy the excitement.

Nativity scene route

Before explaining the nativity scene route, we would like to suggest you try a type of sweet that is very typical at this time of year in Malaga: tejeringos con chocolate (churros with hot chocolate). Where? At the best churro establishment in the city: Casa Aranda. This is a delicious way to combat the cold and gather strength for the route.

The city is full of nativity scenes which are worth discovering because of their historical, cultural and social value:

  • Town Hall Municipal Nativity Scene. This is the city’s official nativity scene and the largest, but be patient if you want to see it clearly, as it attracts crowds of people.
  • Cathedral Nativity Scene. The cathedral’s approach to its nativity scene changes every year. This year’s concept is still unknown, but last year’s had a coastal theme.
  • Diocese of Malaga Live Nativity Scene. This is a live nativity scene in which over 100 students from the Padre Jacobo diocesan school participate, representing seven biblical scenes.

Ice skating

This is a popular activity in the Christmas period in a good many Spanish cities. In Malaga, too, you can ice skate with your little ones or your partner, as this activity is aimed at everyone. Next to El Corte Inglés, there are some artificial ice attractions, and it’s not just skating. You’ll see sledges for gliding along with a series of enormous floats. For us, this is one of the most entertaining activities in the city during this season.

Christmas in Málaga with Lock & Enjoy

In short, we hope you have been inspired to travel to Malaga at Christmas with all the ideas we have explained at LOCK & enjoy! If you are looking for a luggage locker while you spend the day in Malaga, search for “locker near me” on our website and book with us: LOCK & enjoy! See you there!

Rocío Santos

Graduated in Tourism from the University of Seville, this professional has over 15 years of experience in managing tourism events. Specializing in planning and organization, she has worked in diverse environments, creating successful experiences for clients. Her combination of education and experience makes her an expert in her field.