Christmas

Málaga’s Christmas Lights

It’s a little known fact that after Madrid it’s Málaga that boasts the most exciting Christmas lights display in the country. Yes the capital of the Costa del Sol leads the way in the south of Spain when it comes to preparing for the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.

That festive feeling in Marbella’s old town

Anyone strolling around the old town in Marbella this month will be left suitably impressed by the thousands of Christmas lights draped across the narrow streets. Of course, on any given day this historic centre looks picturesque with its winding, cobbled streets, charming assortment of squares and bustling collection of traditional tapas bars. But add …

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Christmas in Spain

Foreign residents spending Christmas in Spain will notice it’s a different experience to what they are used to back home. For there are no mince pies, mistletoe or traditional turkeys and even Father Christmas’s role delivering presents is somewhat different. However, although preparations are already underway in Marbella (the Christmas lights are being put up …

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El Gordo de Navidad – the Spanish Christmas lottery explained

Almost as important to the Spanish as the tradition of Christmas itself is El Gordo de Navidad lottery – “the fat one”! One of the largest lotteries in the world, El Gordo is drawn on 22nd December each year in a televised programme that lasts around three hours! Two giant golden globes are spun until …

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