Malaga is known throughout Spain for its beautiful Christmas lights and hundreds are due to descend onto the streets to catch the first glimpse of the colourful spectacle.

For 2018, the Malaga Christmas light switch on is taking place on Friday 30th November, starting at 18.30pm and finishing around 21.30pm.  With lighting inspired by the magnificent Malaga Cathedral, an impressive new tree on display and festive songs filling the air it´s set to be bigger and brighter than ever. You can expect to see the main Alameda Avenue decorated with thousands of white lights, lining the way to the famous Marques de Larios roundabout, and Calle Larios glowing with Christmas magic.

The company responsible for Christmas lighting in Malaga, Iluminaciones Ximénez, creates magnificent LED displays around the world,  from fifth avenue in New York to Las Vegas, Dubai and even in Hong Kong.

As visitors descend on the city, they will also enjoy a unique festive atmosphere, lively streets, friendly locals and fabulous Christmas markets.

The Christmas lighting will be turned off on January 6th, with the arrival of the Night of Kings, so you better visit it before it is too late.


Want to know what you can expect? Here´s the video from the Malaga switch on in 2017:

If you´re coming to Malaga to enjoy the Christmas light switch on, you should stop by and see us at Malaga Luxury Suites. Our location in the heart of the city means we´ll be in the perfect place to enjoy all of the Christmas magic. You can find us here.