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Blog - 18 December 2018

Marbella in Christmas Time

Marbella is a city active throughout the year, and with more than 150 activities scheduled for Christmas, these dates in Marbella Costa del Sol become ideal for young and old to go out and enjoy the company of friends and family. In this blog we tell you the best activities in Marbella to have a great time.

See Marbella's Christmas lighting

Courtesy Hernán Piñera

As usual, the streets of Marbella are decorated in style to receive the Christmas season. This year, 120 streets of our city have been decorated with LED lighting, with an innovative and elegant design, and respectful with the environment, being the epicenter, Avenida del Mar, Alameda Park and Ricardo Soriano Avenue.

Christmas Markets

The Christmas market of Puerto Banús, located next to the Shopping Center of El Corte Inglés, in the Plaza Antonio Banderas, is already a classic in our city. With original wooden stalls, crafts are offered from around the world. For the little ones there is a playground and a variety of activities, as well as an ice skating rink for the more daring.

As a great novelty this year, a large theme park will be installed in the center of the city from December 27 to 31. In the Paseo de la Alameda the young ones can enjoy multi-game zones, Christmas workshops and jump castles. The Municipal Market Square will have an ice skating rink in addition to several jump castles, and Christmas workshops and children's entertainment shows will be offered at the Plaza de Africa and Victoria Square in the Old Town.

You can enjoy this theme park during the five consecutive days in the morning and afternoon (except for the 31st which will open only tomorrow). All activities will be totally free.

Hiking in Family

Thanks to the Costa del Sol's good climate, it is possible to go hiking all year round, being the soft winter months ideal to practice this activity, finding in the Sierra Blanca's mountain range dominating Marbella some unparalleled views on the Mediterranean and the coast of Morocco to leave you breathless. Never better than this time of year to spend a family day surrounded by the spectacular nature of Sierra Blanca, and reach the Concha summit or the Mirador de la Cabra.

The House of Santa Claus

The Old Town of Marbella is now more beautiful than ever, and strolling around we will find the Santa Claus House itself, in the Plaza de la Iglesia de la Encarnación. Santa will receive all children with the following schedule: 6.7, 8, 9 December: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. From December 10 to 14: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. December 15 and 16: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. From December 17 to 21: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. December 22 and 23: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. December 24: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Christmas Zambombas

Marbella is committed to maintaining the Christmas traditions by programming a score of 20 zambombas with local artists. Highlights :

December 22 14.00 h. Christmas zambomba at the Mercado Municipal with the performance of Los Piratas Flamencos.

December 23 12:30 h. Concert "Christmas Flamenca", with the performance of the artists Manuel de Angustias, Mesalla, Triana de Alba, Álvaro Prado, Manuel Espina, Salvador García 'Pitu' and the Ortigosa Brothers. in the Plaza del Santo Cristo. (Free entrance)

Living Belen

On December 23, at Paseo de la Alameda, the Hermanas Maldonado Dance School will perform a spectacular performance of the Bethlehem in two sessions at 12.30 and 16.30, to benefit the Palliative Care Unit of the Spanish Association against Cancer. Marbella