Thinking about spending some quality and memorable-kickass-holiday time in Spain this Christmas? Then you should definitely check out Malaga, one of the most festive places in Europe this time of year. There’s a lot to do and even more to see, making your Christmas experience jollier than you has ever hoped for. But, let’s take a look at what Malaga has to offer, shall we?

Breathtaking Christmas lights

You might think that there are Christmas lights everywhere but this decorative tradition in Malaga’s city centre makes even the starry sky seem dull. The city invests a lot of money in Christmas light décor and you have to see it to believe it. Crowds of people gather here every year just to take a look at this magical sight, so make sure you’re one of them.

Enjoy shopping

Shopping and Christmas always go hand in hand. In Malaga, the month of December can easily be called a shopper’s paradise. Visit Muelle Uno, the shopping centre with soul, which is also decorated with lights and ornaments. The new Pompidou Centre is also here, and you can pick and choose between the places to shop in, look around and rest at for a while. And let’s not forget the Traditional Christmas Market located in the main avenue, where you can find absolutely anything Christmas related as well as some great options for Christmas gifts.

Explore Malaga

As you walk around this capital of holiday spirit, you’ll get a chance to see many interesting landmarks. For example, you can follow the route of the Nativity Scenes and check out the “Belenes” in their full glory. La Farola de Malaga is the lighthouse at the port which looks absolutely astonishing. Of course, the Cathedral, the Alcazaba fortress and the Gibralfaro Castle are just some of the historic treasures that you’ll simply adore.

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Malaga seaside

Great for kids

If you happen to bring your family on this trip, the most convenient option is to choose a flight which lands at the Costa del Sol airport. But, don’t worry about kids not having a good time, because they definitely will. From the amazing Ferris wheel to the actual children’s fair called MIMA, kids will have the opportunity to enjoy numerous fun rides and activities.

The best thing about Malaga, for those who like to relax a little before continuing their walks and exploration, is a large number of great bars, restaurants and cafes. So, don’t miss the opportunity to sip the most delicious coffee at Cafetería Central or enjoy a tasty meal at El Pimpi. There’s fun and magic around every corner in Malaga, so don’t forget to bring your camera!

 

Image credits:

Pic 1: Image by Bob Sponge, used under Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 2.0
Pic 2: Image by cyberneco, used under Creative Commons license CC0 1.0