The Malaga Christmas Lights this year (2023)

If you’re planning on visiting the Costa del Sol this Christmas, you’ve got to visit Málaga City Centre to see the stunning Christmas Light display and show in the city’s famous Calle Larios.

Over the years Málaga’s Christmas lights have quickly become one of the most talked-about attractions. The Town Hall spends a fortune on the Christmas lights – this year’s budget is a staggering €1,400,000 (and most of that is for Calle Larios alone!) – and the results speak for themselves.

Below you can see a video of the electrifying show from last year featuring hundreds of thousands of LED lights and Christmas songs to accompany the light show. Pretty impressive isn’t it?

This year’s show in Calle Larios will once again feature the Giant four-metre-tall celestial angels towering over Malaga’s most famous street, glimmering with gold and crystal sequins. The photo at the start of this post gives you a good idea of what to expect.

While the lights are the same, the spectacular light and sound show will differ.

During the light and music shows, you’ll be able to watch the special LED lights ‘dance’ to the sounds of the following Christmas tracks:

  • Jingle Bells – Johann Strauss Orchestra
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas
  • Carol of the Bells by Pentatonix
  • Navidad Épica
  • Hacia Belén va una Burra

The official switching-on of the lights takes place on Friday 24th November at 19:00h.

Each show lasts between 2 and 3 minutes and can be watched each day at 6:30pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm (except for the 24th and 31st December) and is sure to be the high point of your visit to Málaga City Centre over Christmas.

Other Fun Things to Look Forward To

Christmas tree in Plaza de la Constitucion
One of the many large Christmas trees you’ll see on your visit to Málaga

Video Mapping on the South Face of the Cathedral

Another of the highlights this Christmas will be the video mapping projections on the south face of Malaga Cathedral. Using ultra-modern laser technology, spectators will be treated to an amazing and unique 2D and 3D  laser and music show called ‘Angel of Light’ which will tell the story of a small angel using special effects and music to get us all into the holiday mood.

The shows take place every day at 7:00pm, 8:30pm and 10:00pm from 1st December to 4th January (except the 24th and 31st December) and last approximately 8 minutes.

Christmas in Calle San Juan

This Year Calle San Juan will also be one of the stars of Malaga’s Christmas celebrations. As you walk down this street you’ll come across three different settings: A ‘Magical Cave’ a ‘Luminous Tinsel’ and ‘Tears of light’. Gold-coloured tinsel, giant vertical microled structures, stalactites of lights and 300 metres of microled garlands hanging from above are just some of the stunning features you’ll come across as you make your way down Calle San Juan.

Here’s a fun challenge for you… see if you can make your way around Malaga and take a photo (selfie) of yourself at as many of the Christmas decorations as possible. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram (@sunsetbeachclub) 😊

If you’re planning on spending Christmas on the Costa del Sol and are looking for accommodation, at Sunset Beach Club we offer comfortable apartment-style accommodation and fantastic facilities for a fun Christmas Holiday. Our animation team will have a full activities programme for kids and adults and we’ll also offer a superb Christmas lunch and New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. You can click HERE for more information.