Estepona and Marbella are famous for being sun, beach and gastronomy destinations. But with the arrival of the most magical season, the Costa del Sol becomes a very special place, full of traditional products and events that will make you enjoy the season like a little child.
The Christmas markets in Andalusia are also very important at this time of year.
Near the Kempinski Hotel Bahía you can enjoy markets in Estepona and Puerto Banús. But, if you are visiting Malaga, we recommend you to stroll around the stalls of traditional products of our region at the Christmas market located at Muelle Uno.
One of the markets not to be missed is the one at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía, where local businesses will sell their handmade products and children will enjoy a visit from Father Christmas. For more information, click here.
A spectacle of lights
Malaga's Christmas lighting is famous throughout Spain as it marks the start of the festive season. Each day there will be a series of shows where the lights will go to the rhythm of the music, creating a unique spectacle perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
The lights show usually begins on the last weekend in November.
Shows begin from 18:30 in the evening until 24:00, including weekends and the night before public holidays, which extended the hours until 02:00.
This show is located in Calle Larios in Malaga, with three nightly shows lasting 14 minutes each.
Ice skating in Marbella
One of the most enjoyable things to do at Christmas is ice skating. In Marbella there is an ice rink available for the whole family to have a great time.
Usually located at the Palacio de Congresos and Plaza Antonio Banderas in Puerto Banús, the ice rink is perfect for fun with friends and family, and are usually open all day, including evening hours.
The Zambomba of Jerez
The town of Jerez, as well as being famous for its wine, is also known for its flamenco carols, regional sweets and Christmas culture.
Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2015, the Zambomba is a Christmas festival celebrated in Jerez de la Frontera where singing, clapping and zambombas come together.
The town of typical Christmas sweets
Estepa is a town known for its mantecados and polvorones, but what is most impressive about this place is its Chocolate City.
If you are a fan of handmade delicacies, we recommend a trip to the sweetest town in Malaga.
The world's largest chocolate nativity scene
And speaking of chocolate towns, the town of Rute will fascinate you. Every year they make a giant nativity scene made of chocolate, with details of marzipan and sugar.