The Best Markets and Venues to Do Christmas Shopping in Malaga
Christmas songs, festive splendour, exquisite aromas and culinary delicacies. Christmas is practically here and as every year the Christmas markets make its appearance in Malaga. Decorated shops, festive songs of choirs and wind orchestras entertaining the streets, vendors offering handicraft works and a multitude of Christmas sweets such as roscos, mantecados and polvorones. You can find all this and much more in these places perfect to take a stroll, enjoy the good atmosphere and the Christmas lighting.
In Malaga, each edition is more elaborate than the previous one, so I’m sure you now wonder where and when to do Christmas shopping. Surely this list with the best markets for Christmas shopping in Malaga serves as a guide.
Christmas markets in Málaga
Benalmédana Christmas market at Arroyo de la Miel
There are wooden cabins that sell handicrafts and food, as well as rides, entertainment for children and much more.
Christmas market in Estepona
In this market, you will find small wooden houses resembling the Nordic markets, and it features an ice rink as well as a playground.
Christmas market in Malaga – garage market
This Malaga pop up market is held during December’s long weekend, so it is the best possible choice. The Christmas Garage Market is a temporary bazaar located in an old Malaga parking lot, with an area of 2,000 square meters filled with original and diverse creations. Handcrafted products, antiques, fashion, vintage items and other things are exhibited in this market, which follows the London style of La Canalla Art Shop Gallery. All of this takes place in an exceptional environment, in the Soho of Malaga. Since its renovation by the hand of the Malaga Arte Urbano Soho platform, this district has become the hipsterest and most cultural area in this Andalusia city featuring urban art works by artists from all over the worlds.
Christmas market in Puerto Banús – Marbella
Located at the Antonio Banderas Square, commercial area of Corte Inglés, this market features wooden cabins, an ice rink, a playground and different activities.
Christmas market in Ronda
This city is an ideal destination for tourists, it has great beauty and it represents Andalusia very well. Everybody visiting the south of Spain should visit Ronda. If you decide to visit it in the next few days, you will find a Christmas Market where you will be able to find handcrafted presents. It features cabins, a playground and camelback rides, among other activities.
Christmas market in Torrox
The biggest Christmas Market in the Costa del Sol takes place in Torrox, from December, and there, you will be able to find handicrafts and gastronomic products.
80 stands that offer Christmas decorations and handicrafts from December.
Handicraft fair “parque de Málaga”
During Christmas, a historic fair takes place right at downtown Malaga, you should definitely check it out, especially at sunset.
Christmas Market in Torremolinos
This market will be quite the novelty, given that after the remodeling of the city’s main avenue (Palma de Majorca Avenue – Costa del Sol Square), it is now a pedestrian friendly area, and it is there where the second edition of the Christmas market will take place.
Sabinillas and Manilva
At Sabinillas there will be a Christmas market with handicrafts, typical sweets and traditional music at Vicente Spinal Square, from December.
On December there will be a handicraft market at Plaza de España in Nerja. There will also be a Christmas market, from December, next to the El Salvador Church (Balcón de Europa).
From December, there will be a Christmas market in Álora featuring food stands, handicrafts and Christmas items, entertainment and activities for children at Fuente Arriba Square, starting at 12:00 p.m.
Hebrew christmas market of Antequera
In Antequera, from December 15 to 17, an artisan market is held, set in the origins of the Christmas festivities, where you can find original Christmas gifts. It will have many handicraft stalls, both of food as crafts. In addition, many of the displayed products have been made by the sellers. To cheer those who decide to attend and walk among the stalls of this original street market, there will also be entertainment activities and live music.
When do stores open this Christmas in Marbella?
All large shopping centres and supermarkets will open its doors so you can start your Christmas shopping on December 17, but, pay attention, most of the centre’s establishments will also be open to the public so you can do your shopping there and not only in shopping centres and franchises.
You can also visit large shopping centres such as Leroy Merlin or Ikea. Supermarket chains such as Lidl or Carrefour. The same goes for others in the province such as El Ingenio (in Vélez), La Cañada (in Marbella), Miramar (in Fuengirola) or Rincón de la Victoria.
Keep in mind that in almost all cases the opening and closing hours will be the same with the exception of December 24 and 31, as is usual.
Where to stay
With the calendar at hand, do not hesitate to choose good lodging. For that purpose, Fuerte Hoteles is your best option to plan the perfect holidays. Marbella, Estepona or Torrox are places where you can find incredible lodging that keeps you close to all of these typical Andalusian celebrations.