3 Local Christmas Markets you can Visit Over the Festive Season

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Christmas Markets on the Costa del SolChristmas is fast approaching and you can really start to feel the magic of the festive season; the streets are decorated with colourful lights and local shops and businesses are getting into the Christmas spirit with shop fronts showing off wonderful gifts and products which are sure to attract passers by!

There’s nothing quite like a good Christmas Market to get into the festive spirit and we’re happy to report that there are quite a few locations for you to choose from this year. These markets are a great opportunity to buy interesting gifts and treats to take home as well as a chance to sample delicious sweets, cakes, and other wonderful local products, so typical at this time of year.

Here are three options for Christmas Markets you might want to visit over the holidays:

#1 Benalmadena

From the 6th December to the 5th January (11am to 8pm) there will be a Christmas Market in the Avenida Antonio Machado. There will also be another market in the main square (Plaza de la Mezquita) in Arroyo de la Miel; however, this one will only be from the 12th to the 16th December; perfect to get some last minute Christmas shopping done!

#2 Fuengirola

This Christmas Market actually started yesterday (5th December) and is only on for 4 days! It is located in the Plaza de la Constitución in the centre of town and although relatively small does have some great little stalls offering interesting gifts and products.

#3 Malaga

Although a little further away, we highly recommend a trip into the centre of Malaga; you’ll get to visit a great Christmas Market but will also get to see the wonderful Christmas lights which Malaga is becoming famous for! The market is located in the park in the centre of the city (just behing the port and Muelle 1) and is open every day from 11am to 10pm until the 5th January 2013.  Again, this is a great place to find interesting gifts, arts and crafts and delicious sweet treats to fill up those Christmas stockings 🙂

We hope you get to visit some of these wonderful Christmas Markets and get into the festive spirit…Spanish style!

Do you know of any other Christmas Markets we could visit? Let us know in the comments below.

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2 Responses to 3 Local Christmas Markets you can Visit Over the Festive Season

  1. Louise September 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    When will the Xmas market begin?

  2. Justin September 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Hi Louise,

    We don’t have the timetables for this year’s christmas market yet but we’ll be sure to post them here as soon as we have them. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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