Christmas in Nerja

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Christmas and New Year Events in Nerja for 2018/19!

There’s plenty to entertain both children and adults in Nerja for Christmas this year! From Christmas carols to Father Christmas, New Year’s party and the arrival of the Three Kings. 

Plus there’s a Christmas market held on the Balcon de Europa until the 6th January from 11am to 9pm. 

Dates and details for the events below…

Christmas in Nerja 2018

15th December

6 pm: Gran Espectáculo

Balcón de Europa: Multimedia show called ‘Christmas that unites us’

8:30 pm: Christmas Concert

Iglesia El Salvador: With the choir ‘Alminares’ de Nerja and the Porteno Orfeón of the Port of Santa Maria in Cadiz. There will be a collection for the charity ‘Taller de la Amistad’

9 pm: Flamenco Show

Centro Cultural Villa, Calle Granada: Antonio Guerra, En Buena Compañia: Entrance 12 euros

16th December

5-8 pm Belén Viviente

Las Protegidas Plaza de Andalucía: Read more on our blog about Belén Vivientes


17th December

8 pm: The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

Centro Cultural de Nerja, Calle Granada: Price 25 euros


21st December

Dr No in concert

Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, Calle Granada: Rock and Funk, a tour of international music featuring the songs of  Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, The Beatles, All Green, Rolling Stones, Polices, Amy Winehouse

Price 12.00 euros


22nd December

Christmas concert with Nerja’s town band at the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja

Price 5.00 euros


23rd December

5 pm:  Christmas parade with Father Christmas

Parade itinerary: Calle Jaén (salida), Diputación, Granada, Ermita, San Miguel, Plaza Cantarero, Pintada, Puerta del Mar, Balcón de Europa.

7 pm:  Children’s party to welcome in Christmas

Balcón de Europa

8 pm: Christmas concert in the key of swing

Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja: A selection of English /American carols and Christmas songs that immortalised the great voices of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin or Ella Fitzgerald.  Price 10.00 euros


26th December

5.30 pm: Children’s party

Giner de los Rios

6:00 pm: Performance of Christmas carols

Balcón de Europa 

6:30 pm:  Balcón de Europa Traditional Andalucian Christmas songs


27th December 

5:30 pm: Children’s party

Balcón de Europa

6:00 pm: Traditional Andalucian music

Balcón de Europa 

6:30: Flamenco style Christmas carols

Balcón de Europa 


28th December

5:30 pm: Children’s party

Giner de los Rios

6:00 pm: Traditional Christmas music

Balcón de Europa 


29th December

5:30 pm: Children’s party

Giner de los Rio:  with a Super Hero theme!

6:00 pm: Traditional Andalucian music

Balcón de Europa

6:30 pm:  Flamenco style Christmas music

Balcon de Europa 

9:00 pm:  Christmas Concert Centro

Cultural Villa de Nerja: In support of charity Price: 5 euros


30th December

5:30 pm: Gran Nevada Christmas

Plaza Cavana: celebrations and fun until 21:30 pm

6:00 pm: Christmas carols

Balcon de Europa 

6:30 pm Hot chocolate and Andalucian Christmas cake

Plaza Cavana: courtesy of Restaurante MarBella y Panadería Ruiz

New Year Axarquia 2018

31st December

11.00 pm: New Year’s Eve Party.

Balcón de Europa: Say goodbye to 2018 with the 12 bells and a great fireworks display and live music!


2nd January

Midday until 8 pm: Mundo Temático Navipark

Plaza España: A large children’s park from midday until 8 pm with Ice rink, inflatable castle, inflatable games, characters from TV, and fun for all the family.


3rd January

4:30 pm:   Carteros Reales

Plaza de España: The three wise men will visit Nerja to collect the letters of all the children. Plus children’s party with gifts and sweets.


4th January

4: 30 pm: Carteros Reales

Barriada de los Poetas y Las Protegidas: The Three Wise Men visit the local area to collect letters

6:30 pm: New Year’s concert

Balcon de Europa

Three Kings Nerja

5th January

4:30 pm: Arrival of the Three Kings

Arcos del Balcón de Europa: Melchor, Gasper & Baltasar and their entourage arrive in Nerja.

5:00 pm:  The Three Kings are received at the Church

5:30 pm: Cabalgata de Reyes

The parade through the streets starting from the Parque Verano Azul to Calle Jaén, calle Diputación, Granada, San Miguel, Plaza Cantareror, Pintada, Puerta del Mar, Balcón de Europa, finishing on Plaza Cavana.

8:00 pm: Adoration of the Three Kings

Balcon de Europa

8:45 Balcony of the town hall of Nerja

Reception of the Three Kings and the delivery of the magic key that opens the doors to all the houses of the children of Nerja. One child, who represents the children of Nerja, will address a few words to their majesties before they distribute their gifts. 

9:00 pm:  Departure of the Kings.

More details of the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja events on their website.

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My husband and I worked in this lovely part of Spain for over 11 years, founding both a magazine and newspaper for English speakers in the region. Always our aim was to give people a better insight into the fascinating eastern Málaga region, something that we now aim to continue with our website.

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