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Christmas Markets in the Axarquia.

Looking for some ideas for your Christmas shopping? Why not shop local at the Christmas markets held in many towns and villages over the next few weeks?  Here’s a list of them which we’ll update regularly as we get more info…

Every Saturday in December

Vélez Málaga: Christmas Fair at the Mercado de San Francisco, from 12 to 8 pm

Christmas market Velez Malaga 2018

Mercado de San Francisco

The market, which only opened last September, is located in the old town of Vélez-Málaga. Originally it was the old municipal market of Vélez Málaga, first opened in 1850, part of the building of the Convent of San Francisco but later separated and given to the town hall in 1836.


Velez Malaga San Francisco Market

The building has now been renovated and has become a new gourmet and cultural centre for the town with various cafes  and bars, plus some craft shops selling local products.

2nd December 2018

Canillas de Albaida: Christmas Market, held on the Plaza

Craft stalls selling Christmas gifts.

Refreshments including hot chocolate and homemade soup. Plus Christmas carols.

Market opens at 11 am, 1.30 decoration of the tree, 2.30 hot soup, and Christmas carols, 6.00 Chocolate and typical Andalucian Christmas cakes, 19.00 traditional music.

5th – 9th December 2018

Torrox Costa: Christmas Market on Avda del Faro

Usually a large market of approx 80 stalls offering craft gifts and Christmas decorations as well as food stalls.

(No times listed).

6th – 9th December 2018

Rincon de la Victoria: Medieval Market, Plaza Al Andalus (next to the Ayuntamiento)

Medieval Market Rincon 2018

Not a Christmas Market as such – but still great for gifts with crafts stalls selling antiques, stained glass, toys, spices, tea, Arab cuisine, potters and chocolatiers, among others. Plus demonstrations of craft workshops as well as shows and performances such as storytellers, musicians, juggling, fire and falconry shows, including characters dressed up in medieval costume.

(No times listed)

8th December 2018

Competa: Christmas Market

competa christmas market 2018

Competa Christmas Market from 10-2.30 Visit Father Christmas at the ‘Action for Animals’ stall.

8th – 9th December 2018

Algarrobo Costa: Christmas Market

Christmas market Algarrobo Costa 2018

At the weekends the tourist train will be running between Algarrobo Costa, Mezquitilla and Algarrobo to make it easier to get to the market! Take a photo with a reindeer or in a Christmas landscape, plus fun for kids.

From 12.30 (no further details available)

9 December 2018

Frigiliana: Artesanal Market, Plaza de las 3 Culturas

Craft market from 11.00 – 5.00 pm with music, at the Plaza de las 3 Culturas. Further Christmas activities in Frigiliana are listed on the poster above…

16 December 2018

Periana: Christmas market, Sálon de Actos María Zambrano

With food and drink, craft and local produce stalls inlcuding gifts and jewellery, book signing by local author, mulled wine and much much more.

Market to be held at the Sálon de Actos María Zambrano, Periana, from 10.30 – 16.30

23 December 2018

Alfarnate: Christmas Market

christmas market alfarnate 2018
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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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