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Christmas is a time that lights up the life of even the most curmudgeonly of people; with its magical decorations and jolly festive spirit, this time of year will usually sway even the worst Scrooges amongst us. Christmas lights have always been an integral part of the feeling that people experience during this holiday time and spectators watch in wonder as displays are turned on in towns all over the world.

Spain is a country that embraces the traditional illuminations with the utmost enthusiasm and councils of each region support the installation of some truely magnificent lighting spectacles for their residents to enjoy. Throughout the Costa del Sol resorts, towns and villages will ethereally light up the night skies at the end of November and beginning of December. These events are serenaded by choirs and Christmas songs and they are highly recommended as a happy experience not to be missed that will perfectly kick off the yuletide season for 2018.

So grab your scarf and joyful disposition, and check out one of the following sparkling events detailed below.

San Pedro Alcántara’s Christmas ball
Last year, the charming town of San Pedro put on a fantastic display of illuminated decorations that included a festive ball 12 metres in diameter and containing more than 70,000 lights. The lighting up ceremony was accompanied by the sounds of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas is You’ and Miguel Ríos singing ‘Anthem of Joy’. This year, the ball is returning and the event promises to be even more spectacular than in 2017, so the residents of San Pedro will be congregating in Avenida Marques del Duero for the highly anticipated show.
Date: 30 November
Lights on: 19:00hrs

Meanwhile, Marbella will be inaugurating its Christmas lights complete with Santa parade on the same day, so head over for some festive shopping.
Date: 30 November
Lights on: 19:00hrs

Málaga Christmas lights, market & street concerts
Arguably the brightest bauble on the Christmas lights tree, the city of Málaga will be celebrating the festive season with numerous magical events that includes musical concerts all over the city. The historic centre will be filled with the sound of guitars, flutes and violins, and the Málaga skyline will be full of glorious illuminations, so come and watch this colourful spectacle.
Date: 30 November
Lights on: 19:00hrs

Estepona Lighting of Christmas Tree & Market
A beautiful Christmas market with live music and oodles of fun will take place at the Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona. The festivities will be accompanied by a Children’s Choir and an Adult Choir, but also look out for Santa who is scheduled to arrive and light the tree at 19:00hrs!
Date: 1 & 2 December
Market opens: 16:00hrs
Lights on: 19:00hrs

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