Merry Christmas Malaga
Christmas and New Year´s Day are very special in Malaga. From the first december days on, the city is decorated with many lights and the christmas market. By a walk through the city during the pre-Christmas period you can see everywhere Christmas decoration and nativity scenes what creates an impressive atmosphere.
People normally spend the Christmas Eve with their family, but it is not the time of gift giving! This day will not be until the Twelfth Day.
The 28th of december is in the region of Málaga the day of the Verdiales that celebtrates the the local flamenco folklore of the mountains.
The night of New Year´s Eve is normally spend with family, as the turn of the year is a important event in Spain. A typical New Year´s Eve starts with a luxurous meal with all the extended family. During the last 12 seconds spainyards eat 12 grapes which are considered a symbol of luck and success for the new year.
The Plaza de la Constitución is the central place in Málaga to drink a toast to the new year together at midnight.
The clousure of the festivities is on the 6th of january. On this day there is a pageant in the city centre and after the desired gift giving for the children.