Malaga Christmas Lights – Luces de Navidad Málaga

It´s that time of year again! Time for the Malaga Christmas lights 2019 / Luces De Navidad Málaga 2019 and this year we have a brand new display as our lights from the previous years have moved to Liverpool.

We can´t believe we´re talking about Christmas already when it seems the kids have only just gone back to school. Everyone´s talking about the Malaga Christmas lights this year and you may be wondering, what´s so special about it. It´s because they are the most spectacular lights you may have ever seen.

The whole length of Calle Larios is completely lit up with the most extravagant lights ever and when the light shows start, it´s truly magical.

Malaga at Christmas time is one of the most beautiful times to see the City. Malaga is an amazing City which many people visiting the Costa Del Sol still don´t take time to see. Get up there early, have a wander around the City and the Muelle Uno Port area, grab some tapas and a glass of wine and wait for the lights to start.

Malaga Christmas Lights
Malaga Christmas Lights 2019

When do the Malaga Christmas lights go on this year 2019?

The Malaga Christmas lights will be switched on Friday 29th November at 7pm.

What can we expect?

Well, firstly it´s normally absolutely packed with people, so if you don´t like crowds, you may need to rethink. Last year we couldn´t move and when I say couldn´t move, I mean, we could not move, not even an inch. I personally don´t like crowds but the atmosphere is so amazing, it´s totally worth it.

What times are the light shows?

On opening night the show start at 7pm. Thereafter, the shows will be at 6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm. Make sure you get to stand right in the centre of the lights.

What do you mean by show?

The whole of Calle Larios is lit up with the most remarkable lights you have ever seen. The lights will dance with the music. This year the music is quite different from other years with a music from various artists including Mariah Carey, Hilary Duff and David Bustamante.

Where do I park for the Malaga Christmas lights?

There´s lots of parking all around but be warned, it´s very busy and you could be queuing a long time, waiting for the car parks to empty allowing one car in at a time.

How can I get to see the Malaga Christmas lights by train?

We normally drive in, but after the last few years of complete chaos, we took the train to Malaga Centro. Quick, easy and cheap didn´t quite go according to plan for us as we went on the Bank Holiday weekend and ended up taking a taxi back to our car and waiting around 40minutes for it. It ended up being an expensive night! It was chaos in the station with queues practically all the way back to the entrance. We normally park at Plaza Mayor but this time we parked at Carvajal where there´s lots of parking. The price is about 2.50€ one way.

How far is it from Malaga Centro to Calle Larios?

It´s not far at all. I regularly take the train to Malaga now, you just need to find the right direction when you leave the train station depending on the exit you use. Ask someone if it´s your first time or use Google Maps. It´s about a 10 minute walk.

What time is the last train back to Fuengirola?

The last trains from Malaga Centro back to the direction of Fuengirola are;

22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30

We went to see the lights on the Bank Holiday Weekend. It was extremely busy and ended up having to take a taxi back as the train station was packed with queues all the way back up to the entrance.

The last trains from Malaga Centro to direction Álora

19:40, 20:40, 21:40

What else is there to do in Malaga?

There is so much to do in Malaga City. There are some of the most fabulous museums to see. Take the Red Tour Bus, do a walking tour. There are so many restaurants and tapas bars to choose from. Do a bit of a tapas crawl and taste some of the best wines ever. Take a stroll along Muelle Uno, the port area which is full of shops, cafes, restaurants with lots of things to do for the kids. Take a boat trip, hire a segway. There really is something for everyone.

If you go, please do send in some photos and let us know what you think about the Malaga lights. Christmas time in Malaga City is so special. Please make sure you take time to visit it if you´re here on the Costa Del Sol.