Christmas is magical on the Costa del Sol, with lots of great activities and events, towns aglow with beautiful lights, nativity scenes, and delicious Christmas treats. What makes it even better is that the sun usually shines, and the temperatures rarely drop below 10°C, so you can take a stroll along the beach to walk off that Christmas dinner or head to one of the area’s beautiful golf courses for a round in between the festivities.

To make it easier for you, we wanted to give you a few tips on where to go and what to do during these magical days. Take note, because Christmas in this part of the world has a lot to do.


If you are willing to visit the capital of the Costa del Sol, you can’t miss the light show on the main street Calle Larios.

The musical show of the Christmas lights Parade 2022-23 of Larios Street will take place at the following times: 19:00, 20:30 and 22:00 hours.

Each show on Calle Larios lasts 14 minutes, including 7 songs and a sound and light show.

The Larios Street light will be from 6:30 pm to 12:00 am from Sunday to Wednesday and from Thursday to Saturday from 6:30 pm to 2:00 am.

On the 24th and 31st of December, there will be no musical show at the 3 performances, but the lights will be on until 6:00 am.


On 2nd December, the singer Ainhoa Arteta inaugurated the Christmas lights in the Costa del Sol square after opening the parade as the Christmas Star. Also inaugurated is the Gran Bola Navideña in the Plaza Costa del Sol, which has three passes of lights and music, and the Municipal Nativity Scene, which can be seen at the Town Hall.

Father Christmas Village returns to Torremolinos once again this year in the Plaza de la Nogalera, where there is also an ice rink. For the little ones, there will be a gastronomic workshop, a tree of games and a Christmas playground. In addition, on 31st December there will be a San Silvestre Race and a skating exhibition on Monday 19th December.


Marbella has something for everyone and what better way to start than with the Christmas markets.

Located in the Plaza Antonio Banderas, the shopping area of the Corte Inglés, this market has wooden stalls, a children’s playground, an ice rink and various activities.

Dates: 05/12/2022 to 04/01/2023.

Opening hours: From 12 noon to 8:00 pm (except Sundays 6, 8, 15, 22 and 29, which will be from 12 noon to 7.00 pm) and 24, 31 December and 5 January from 12 noon to 2 pm.

Closed on 25 December and 1 January.