Top Three Christmas Markets in Malaga

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to be in Spain, beautiful food, dazzling light displays and, one of our absolute favorite parts, the Christmas markets!

With so many hours of beautiful sun, Malaga is not often considered a winter destination. However, there are plenty of things to do during the colder months here, and nothing beats the amazing Christmas markets in Malaga. If you’ve got time to step outside the city, there are also plenty of winter activities in the beautiful villages nearby which you can check out here. We especially like the look of the Convent Pastry Fair at Torremolinos – sounds delicious!

But, before we get distracted by pastries, here are the 3 best Christmas markets in Malaga city, organised by area so you’ll know the nearest one to you!


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A Christmas Market at the Park

One of the most iconic Christmas markets in Malaga is the one at Paseo del Parque, ideally located so you can enjoy the buzz of the market, along with experiencing the magic of the famous Christmas lights on Malaga’s nearby Calle Larios. You’ll find all sorts of things at the stalls here, from Christmas sweets to handicrafts to beautifully bound books. There’s something everyone and given the market opens daily until 10 p.m. each night, it’s a great place to shop around for the perfect Christmas gift.

When: From December 1 to January 5
Where: Paseo del Parque, Malaga
How to get there

The lights on Calle LArios at Chirstmas are a sight to behold!
The iconic Christmas lights on Calle Larios in Malaga Photo Credit: La Opinion de Malaga

A Christmas Market at the Harbor

Just by the water pops up an amazing Christmas market loaded with great buys for the holiday season. This annual market is a great place to try some of the typical Christmas sweets of Malaga, as well as purchase local handcrafts. You’ll also get some cracking views across the water as you take in the winter atmosphere. A trip to this market has to be one of our favorite things to do in Malaga during the Holiday season.

Where: Pier One / Muelle Uno, Malaga Port
How to get there

Manetcados and polvorones wrapped in wax paper
Mantecados and polvorones are some of the typical sweets you can find at Christmas markets in Malaga Photo Credit: Machbel

A Christmas Market in SOHO

The ever-trendy SOHO area of Malaga is home to a more alternative Christmas Market. Open until 10 p.m., it consists of works of art, handcrafts and vintage art produced by local artists. This weekend market is referred to as a Garage Market due to its location inside a garage-style building. Very useful for those cold days and also convenient should it rain in the city.

Where: Calle Casas de Campos, 33
How to get there:

Looking for other great winter activities in Malaga? Join us on a food tour! With both morning and evening tours available, you’re certain to find the perfect experience for you. Hopefully we’ll see you in Malaga soon!

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