Christmas La Herradura 2022

holiday season is upon us and there is so much going on!  It is magical to experience (Navidad) Christmas in La Herradura. We also know it can be difficult to find out when and where things are happening, so we compile the information and keep it here for you!  If we know the information, it will be in this post and we continue to provide updates through the season.

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Bookmark this, so you can refer to it through the season (December 1, 2022 to January 6, 2023)!

2022 – 2023 Holiday Season
 La Herradura

Remember you are in Spain, so it isn’t just all about Christmas and then you are done.  Nope, the holiday season continues through the first week of January, to be sure we celebrate the Epiphany and the 3 Kings!

La Herradura Christmas Program

Full agenda


Holiday events by date

Holiday Program – December 1, 2022 to January 6, 2023

This year there are some great Christmas activities and events in La Herradura.  See the full program below, including the 3 kings, contests, nativity scene, Christmas carols and more.

This year the center of activities will be concentrated in the facilities of the Civic Center, both the auditorium and the square, since it will host, among others, the Christmas market.

December 1, Nativity Scene Blessing

20:00 at the Centro Cívico

The inauguration and blessing of the Municipal Nativity Scene in the Civic Center. This will conclude with the Parade of Kings and Queens.
Then you can see the exhibition and the awards ceremony of the Christmas Postcard Contest> In which, the participants were all students of the Infant and Primary School “Las Gaviotas”.  There will also be a live Choir performance.

December 2, International Prize for Poetry

20:00 at the Centro Cívico Auditorium

The First International Prize for Poetry La Herradura!  “Paulino Álvarez” is scheduled in the Diego Martínez auditorium. The act will be performed by flamenco singer Juan Pinilla, Coro “Cosas Nuestras”, Anavi and Pedro Hernández on piano, poem set to music by Reinaldo Jiménez.


December 3, Christmas Lights On

18:30 at the Centro Cívico

The new Manuel Vaquero children’s park will be inaugurated, next to the Andrés Segovia promenade. The inauguration of the Christmas lighting is also planned, with a parade of the Fairy of Light.

Departure from the Civic Center, at 18:30, with a parade by Pura Danza and Flamenco Bahía and its art. The route, leaving the playground, will continue along Paseo Andrés Segovia, up Acera del Pilar, down Prieto Moreno to the Civic Center


December 5-11, Solidarity Flea Market

morning and afternoon at the Municipal Market

The Solidarity Flea Market, supporting Cáritas Parroquial, at the Municipal Market.

December 9, Children’s Storyteller & a Movie

17:00 at the Centro Cívico Auditorium

For the little ones there will be a Children’s Storyteller with Verónica Callejón.


December 15, Children’s Christmas Movie

17:00 at the Centro Cívico Auditorium

Children’s Christmas cinema, with free admission.


December 17-18, Christmas Market

11:00 at the Plaza Centro Cívico
Local businesses will be gathered all in one place at the Plaza del Centro Cívico!  Here we will celebrate with the Christmas Market.

17:00  The traditional merienda of chocolate & churros will be available.  The proceeds will benefit the Cabalgata de Reyes 2023.

18:00 The finishing touch will be Zambombá Flamenca by Niño Caramelo and María Gómez “La Canastera”.


December 17, Coro Cosas Nuestras (Choir)

20:00 at the Centro Cívico

The performance of the Coro Cosas Nuestras and the Pastoral La Herradura that will animate the afternoon.


December 18, Bahía de La Herradura Choir

12:00 at the San José Parish Church

The Bahía de La Herradura Choir performance.  Also in the Las Tejas field, there will be a fútbol match.


December 20,  Las Carlotas Concert

20:00 at the Centro Cívico Auditorium

The concert of the well-known duo “Las Carlotas” will be one of the outstanding events on the Christmas program.  The tickets may be picked up at the deputy Mayor’s Office at the civic center, until full capacity is reached.

December 21 Santa Claus Parade

18:30 at the Centro Cívico

This year Santa Claus will have his own parade, leaving from the Civic Center and traveling along Paseo Andrés Segovia.

20:00 at the Centro Cívico Auditorium
Christmas Gala. For its part, the Pastoral will animate the streets.


December 21 – 24, Rosario de la Aurora

06:00 departing San José Parish Church

Enjoy one of the centuries-old traditions with the Rosario de la Aurora, which will tour the old part of the town, from December 21 to 24 and from 6 in the morning. At this time it is scheduled to leave from the door of the church of San José to make the traditional route through Canalejas street, Las Flores, Real, Príncipe and through Canalejas to return to the temple.

December 23, CEIP Las Gaviotas Christmas Carol Contest

10:00 at the Centro Cívico Auditorium
CEIP Las Gaviotas Christmas Carol Contest

19:00 at the Centro Cívico Auditorium
Enjoy the musical performance of “Beauty and the Beast”.  Free admission with invitation, until full capacity is reached.


December 26, Pastoral de La Herradura

In the last week of December, Monday 26, the Pastoral de La Herradura will once again animate the streets of the town.


December 27-28, Christmas Sweets Workshops

18:30 at the Centro Cívico, Pepe Gámez Room

Christmas Sweets Workshop will be held again on the 27th and 28th

You must register in advance, Registration is open until December 23, at the office of the Mayor’s Office of La Herradura, in the Civic Center.


December 28, Zambombá Flamenca

18:30 at the Plaza Centro Cívico

Zambombá Flamenca, by Niño Carmelo and María “La Canastera”. There will also be typical Christmas carols and flamenco dancing.


December 30, Children’s Christmas Party

16:00 at the Castillo de La Herradura

The Castillo de La Herradura will host the Great Children’s Party!  The little ones will be able to have fun with bouncy houses, a mechanical bull, workshops and more.  The “Royal Postman” will also perform there, who will arrive at La Herradura to collect all the letters from the local children and deliver them to The Three Kings of the East.


Januayr 3, Municipal Band

20:00 at the Centro Cívico

Bring in the New Year 2023 with the traditional concert of the Municipal Music Band of Almuñécar. Free admission until full capacity is reached.


January 5, Parade of the Three Kings and Queens

17:00 departing from the La Herradura Sports Pavilion

The Cavalcade of their Majesties the Three Kings and Queens of the East will visit the streets of La Herradura. The departure will be from the La Herradura Sports Pavilion, traveling along the Andrés Segovia promenade. Ending at the Centro Cívico Auditorium, where the distribution of gifts will take place.

January 5 - Cabalgata de Reyes (The 3 Kings Parade) La Herradura 2021. Read more on

Cavalcade of SS.MM Los Reyes Magos de Oriente will visit the streets of our town.
Departure from the La Herradura Sports Pavilion at 17:00  and arrival at the La Herradura Civic Center. 19:00

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Christmas Markets

If you would like to see a list of all of the local Christmas markets, look no further.  We even cover some in the nearby areas!

Christmas Markets in Almunecar, La Herradura and surrounding areas for 2021. There are many to choose from where you can find perfect gifts.


Christmas Menus & New Year’s Menus

There are so many wonderful restaurants in Almuñecar and La Herradura. Many offer special Christmas menus and New Year’s menus.

New Years and Christmas Menus Almuñécar - La Herradura There are so many wonderful restaurants in Almunecar and La Herradura. Many offer special Christmas menus and New Year's menus.

Christmas in Motril, Nerja, Salobrena, Granada & Malaga + More

We have a list of things to do and see for Christmas in Granada and Malaga, we also show the program for Motril and Nerja too.

Granada Christmas Lights


Do you have a holiday event to add? 

Are you offering something special for Christmas or New Year’s?  We do our best to give back to the community during the holiday and offer this free publicity for your Christmas event here.

Please contact us and we will do our best to add it here.

Happy Holidays!  ¡Felices Fiestas!

Where to Stay in the Area

his area is filled with amazing places to stay from the high-end hotels to the more inexpensive hostels and campgrounds, to holiday rentals, rural villas, and estates.  We have them all here and you will be amazed at what you can get for your money.  This town itself has many hills, so more opportunities for those incredible sea views.  Read more about where to stay in Costa Tropical.



Check here to view our holiday Calendar.

Keep in mind the supermarkets and grocery stores may be closed or have limited hours during the holidays.
View La Herradura & Almuñécar supermarkets here.

Okay, so what we plan to do is share with you the things we know about.  Keep coming back, as we will continue to add through the season.  If you have something you would like us to add, just send it to us via email and we will do our best to include it.  Please also keep an eye out on Facebook, the city tourism cultural agenda as well as the city council website.

We also have a table of contents, which may be expanded to quickly jump to a specific date or activity.

Heidi in Spain

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. 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 her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at

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