Christmas in Motril, Salobreña, Nerja, Granada & Malaga 2022

We want to share with you the Christmas programs in areas near Almuñecar – La Herradura.  Some are in the Granada province or on the Costa Tropical and others will be in the Malaga or Costa del Sol areas.  Enjoy the holiday season and visit them all!  We have information for Christmas in Motril, Lentejí, Salobreña, Granada, Malaga, Frigiliana and more.

Enjoy the holiday season and visit them all!  We have information for Christmas in Motril, Lentejí, Granada, Malaga, Frigiliana and more. Read more on

Christmas in Motril

Chamber of Commerce what is without a doubt the best program of activities for Christmas in the entire history of Motril.
More than 50 recreational, cultural and sports Christmas activities that will bring joy, excitement and magic to our streets and squares.
This program starts on December 3 with the traditional lighting of Christmas lighting and will culminate on January 5 with the Cavalcade of the Magi that returns to our city !!  We want this Christmas to be unforgettable for everyone !!!!

Holiday Program Motril –

The streets of Motril are dressed for Christmas. Full Christmas Program 2022-2023 coming. 


December 12, 2022 – Motril Holiday Lights Turn On

The Motril Christmas Video Mapping is postponed to Monday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Christmas in Salobreña 

There are many events and activities for the holiday season in Salobreña!  You can just explore and view the lights or attend on a special day and take part in one of the concerts or markets.  View the full program here.



Christmas in Lentejí

Christmas Program Lentejí


Christmas in Torrenueva Costa

Christmas in Torrenueva Costa 2022 december 02

December 2, 2022   19:00 Plaza de Ayuntamiento

Christmas Lighting with the Virgen del Carmen Musical Group of

Christmas in Torrenueva Costa 2022 december 03.

December 3, 2022   16:30 at el Colegio Pío XII

Christmas Tree Route, walking the streets together to see the original creations that the different associations of our town have made with all kinds of materials and a lot of effort.  Do not miss it!

Christmas in Nerja

Enjoy Christmas in Nerja and Maro with more than sixty activities.  Here is the complete schedule


Christmas in Frigiliana


Christmas in Frigiliana


Christmas in Granada

Granada Christmas Lights


Ski Sierra Nevada Spain!

Why not take the family for a bit of fun to snowboard, toboggan, and ski Sierra Nevada Granada.

There is so much to do and check out some great places to stay below.

Take the family to ski in the Sierra Nevada

  • Vincci Selección Rumaykiyya
    The only 5-star hotel in the Sierra Nevada resort of Monachil, this hotel enjoys ski-to-door access to the local slopes.  Free Wi-Fi is available.  Check here for availability and deals!
  • Hotel Melia Sierra Nevada
    The Melia Sierra Nevada has easy access to the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort’s ski runs, 92 m away.  The hotel features a modern spa and rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi.  Check here for availability and deals!
  • Hotel Hotel Telecabina
    Telecabina Hotel is in the center of the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, a few meters from the Al-Andalus and Borreguiles ski elevators.  It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas.  Each simple, spacious room includes a private bathroom with a hairdryer.  Rooms also have satellite TV, a telephone, and a safety deposit box.  Check here for availability and deals!
  • Apartamento Nieve
    A terrace is provided in-house at Apartamento Nieve, which is located in the Sierra Nevada.  It’s just 458 m away from Parador I – Zona Media and one kilometer away from Telecabina Borreguiles.  Guests have access to free WiFi.  Check here for availability and deals!

Christmas in Málaga

November 26, 2022, to January 6, 2023

  • Málaga light show turned on November 26th  18:30 (26 November – 6 January)
    The design for 2021 is a winter forest with giant trees, suns, angels, and autumn leaves. Stunning at night and almost as good in broad daylight.   This year, it will also be a light and sound show from 18:30 pm to 24:00 pm.   More details here.
  • 50 Things to do in Málaga at Christmas – Read more now.
  • A Magical Málaga Christmas, with things to do from Christmas markets to ice skating, seeing the lights, and dining out.  New Years’ Eve activities too – Read more now.
  • Getting to Málaga – bus instructions and directions  (these are airport-related, but the bus stops in central Málaga )

In 2021, the provisional date for the Malaga Christmas lights switch-on will be Friday 26 November at 6.30 pm. Due to covid-19 restrictions, there will not be the usual street party in Calle Larios or the concert afterward in Plaza de la Constitución. However, the lights will be as pretty and there’ll be a great Christmas atmosphere in spite of the virus!


Malaga Candlelight Christmas Concert

Candlelight has marked a milestone with its musical proposals in incredible, emblematic settings and by the light of hundreds of candles. For this reason, this December, Candlelight welcomes Christmas with a concert celebrated by stringed instruments.

Christmas in Spain

As in most countries, Christmas is very much a time for family in Spain and in Costa Tropical.  For Spaniards Christmas Eve, known in Spanish as ‘La Nochebuena’ or ‘Vispera De Navidad’, is a time to be with family and friends.  Everyone gathers for a large family feast, which is a standard late meal.  The menu can vary with lots of different traditional dishes but you can be sure that Turrón, polvorones or mantecados will make an appearance somewhere.  After the meal, it’s common for families to go out to the local bars and meet up with extended family and neighbors.

With Christmas Eve being of greater significance, Christmas day is a little different from what you may expect.  The day is a public holiday but restaurants, cafés, and bars will be open and often with Christmas menus to cater to functions and tourists.

Check out these creative ways to present a gift to someone special!
creative ways to give gifts

Epiphany Three Kings – Los Reyes Magos

Just when you thought you couldn’t bear to think about Christmas until next year, everyone is out in the streets, packing the shops in search of gifts “from” the Three Kings (the Three Wise Men).  Coinciding with the feast of epiphany when the Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem this event is most exciting for the children, as this is the day that they’ll finally get their presents.  In Spain, the tradition of Los Reyes Magos is more popular than Santa Claus and is celebrated with a parade through the streets.  As the floats with the Three Kings pass, sweets are thrown to the kids (and adults) in the crowd with the inevitable competition of who can collect the most!  The parade sets out on the 5th of January normally at 5 pm.

As well as the parade and presents Los Reyes Magos also bring with them another tradition, the eating of the Roscon.  This is a large, round cake with a hole in the middle filled with cream. There is usually something hidden inside, a toy, a figure of one of the kings or a figure of Jesus.Roscon de Reyes

Three Kings Cavalcade: tour and schedules in the main cities of Spain

In this list, you will find the routes and schedules of the Three Kings parades in the main cities of Spain, as well as details about the floats, the gifts that will take His Majesties, Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltasar, his entourage, the pages and heralds and celebrations of Christmas.


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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with husband and their kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at

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