What to do on Christmas in Malaga?

Published on November 30, 2023 by Matze Home / Blog

Christmas in Malaga and Spain is a time of joy and celebration, filled with rich traditions and cultural events that bring people together. Here at Malaga City Adventures, we love Christmas and that’s why we take a closer look at some of the ways that Christmas is celebrated in Spain:

5 Things to do on Christmas in Malaga

1. Eating Turron and Mantecados

No Christmas celebration in Malaga is complete without indulging in some delicious Turron and Mantecados. These traditional Spanish sweets are made with almonds, honey, and sugar, and are a must-try when visiting Malaga during the festive season.

2. Visiting a Belen

A Belen is a traditional Spanish nativity scene, and Malaga has some of the most beautiful ones in the country. You can visit the Belen at Malaga’s Town Hall, which is one of the most popular ones in the city.

3. Seeing the Christmas Lights

Malaga is famous for its Christmas lights, and the city center is transformed into a magical winter wonderland during the festive season. You can take a stroll down Calle Larios, which is the main shopping street in the city, and admire the stunning light displays.

4. Going on a Treasure Hunt

If you’re looking for a unique and exciting activity in Malaga this Christmas, then a treasure hunt with Malaga City Adventure is the perfect choice! You can book your treasure hunt by visiting their website at malagacityadventure.com. They offer wo exciting treasure hunt themes that are perfect for families, couples, and groups of friends. You can choose from the Sightseeing Treasure Hunt or the Whodunnit Murder Mystery. Their friendly and knowledgeable guides will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.

So what are you waiting for? Book your treasure hunt with Malaga City Adventure today and discover the hidden gems of Malaga this Christmas! 🎄🎁

5. Enjoying the Beach with 20°C

While most of Europe is freezing during the winter months, Malaga enjoys mild temperatures and sunny days. You can spend a day at the beach, soak up the sun, and enjoy the warm Mediterranean waters.

Malaga at Christmas is magical

Besides all the awesome stuff going on, Christmas in Spain is not just about the holiday hustle. There’s also cool cultural stuff like carol singing, epic Christmas light displays, and everyone getting their festive flair on with decorations at home and in public spots.

In Malaga, Christmas is basically a big happy party with loads of traditions and events that bring folks together and make the whole place feel like a celebration. Whether you’re checking out a Christmas market, chowing down on a classic meal with your crew, or jumping into the Three Kings Day festivities, there’s tons of ways to soak up the holiday vibes in Spain. And we’re stoked to say that our Sightseeing Treasure Hunt is part of the festive fun! Cheers to a year of spreading the holiday magic! 🎉🎄

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Usual sightseeing tours off the rack are lurking behind every corner… We want you to experience something unique whilst your visit to Malaga. So, let’s go on a fun Sightseeing Treasure Hunt in the old town of Malaga.

Discover the most fascinating sights and attractions, important squares, beautiful gardens and hidden corners off the beaten tourist tracks in Malaga. Look for hidden clues and details, whilst enjoying Malaga at our Treasure Hunt Can you find the secret treasure chest of Malaga?

Investigate the Picasso’s Murder Mystery on our GPS crime tour

For travelers who want to experience a special city activity in Malaga, we created the most exciting adventure on the Costa del Sol – Our GPS Murder Mystery.

On this unique activity, you will slip into the role of Sherlock Holmes solving a mysterious fictive crime in the city centre of Malaga. Equipped with the GPS compass and a crime book, you will rack your brains, nosing around the narrow streets of the city and looking for the potential murderer, the crime scene and the murder weapon – An escape room, taking part in the urban city centre of Malaga!

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