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
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.
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)
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 from 10-2.30 Visit Father Christmas at the ‘Action for Animals’ stall.
8th – 9th December 2018
Algarrobo Costa: Christmas Market
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