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Axarquia Christmas 2018

Axarquiá Christmas events - listings in town / village order.

Here’s our listings for some of the Christmas and New Year events in the Axarquia. If we get more details from other villages – we will add to the list.


Friday 21 December

5.30 pm: Christmas carol concert.

Centro de Arte y Desarrollo de Alcaucin

Saturday 22 December

7:00 pm: Belén Viviente (Living Nativity) at Plaza del Ayuntamiento. All are invited.

Read more about Alcaucin

Alcaucin Christmas Concert 21 December


Sunday 23 December

From midday: Christmas market with Christmas carols, churros and chocolate and a visit from Santa.

Friday 28 December

7 pm: Christmas concert at the Iglesia Santa Ana

New Year’s Eve

Celebrations with live music and champagne toast on the Plaza de la Constitución

5 January 2019

6 pm: Cabalgata de Los Reyes Magos (parade of the Three Kings) from the Plaza de la Constitución

Read more about Alfarnate

Alfarnate New Year 2019


Saturday 22 December from 7:00 pm

Carol recital for the benefit of the parish.

Sunday 23 December

Visit of Father Christmas in ‘La Carpa del Parque de la Escalerilla

28 December

6:00 pm: Christmas carols at La Ermita de San Sebastian

30 December

The Royal Postman for the Three Kings at 5.30 in the Pergola in Mezquitilla

04 January

The Royal Postman to the Three Kings at 5.00 pm with fun and activities for children.

5 January

Parade of the Three Kings in Mezquitilla

from 4 pm through the streets of Mezquitilla, Algarrobo Costa, Trayamar.

6 January

Parade of the Three Kings in Algarrobo

11:30 am. The streets of Algarrobo (pueblo). 

Read more about Algarrobo

Canillas de Albaida

Christmas Day

An auction or raffle of presents in the Plaza

Friday 28 December

4:30 pm:  Children’s party and a visit by the Royal Postman for the Three Kings.

Saturday 5 January

7:00 pm Three King’s Parade from the llano de la Fuente

What's on Canillas de Albaida

Colmenar Christmas Programme

New Year’s Eve

From 23:00 Celebrations for New Year’s Eve at the Plaza de España

Saturday 5th January

4:30 pm: Parade of the Three Kings starting from the Plaza de España

colmenar Christmas 2018


Sunday 23 December

7.30 pm: Christmas concert at the Iglesia Ntra Sra. de la Encarnación

Comares Christmas 2018

El Valdes

Thursday 20 December

6:00 pm: Live Nativity in the Plaza de la Axarquiá

Saturday 22 December

6:00 pm Christmas Fiesta with dancing and activities.

Christmas El Valdes 2018


Friday: 21 December

4:30 pm:  Parade of Papa Noel or Father Christmas

Leaves from the  Plaza de la Iglesia, Avda Andalucia and ends on the Plaza de las 3 culturas, where letters will be delivered

Friday 28 December

7.30 at the Salón de usos múltiples. Christmas Concert and collection of toys for charity

New Year’s Eve

11:00 pm:  Plaza de las 3 Culturas with celebrations and live music

Read more about Frigiliana

Frigiliana Christmas 2018


23 December

5:00 pm Christmas Concert in the Iglesia de San Gregorio

Iznate Christmas 2018

La Caleta

21 December

4:30 pm: Visit of Father Christmas  Visita de Papa Noel

4 pm: 5 January Parade ‘Marinera’

La Caleta Christmas 2018


Christmas Eve

From 5.00 pm: Father Christmas visits the children of Maro.

New Year’s Eve

End of year celebrations on the plaza de la Iglesia with grapes and champagne!

4 January

The Royal Postman at the Salón de Usos Multiples de Maro =

6 January

Midday: Parade of the Three Kings with gifts delivered to the children from the Plaza de la Iglesia.

Read more about Maro

Maro Christmas 2018


For events in Nerja this Christmas and New Year – read our blog here. 


23 December

8:00 pm: Concert for Christmas 

At the Salón de Actos María Zambrano, with the Banda Municipal de Periana

Periana Christmas 2018

24 December

From midday. You can have your photo taken with Santa on the Plaza del Ayuntamiento

Periana Christmas 2018

Rincón de La Victoria

Thursday: 20 December

4:00 pm: The ‘live’ nativity and a festival of dance at the Centro de Folclore de Benagalbón

22 December

7:00 pm: Christmas concert with the Banda Municipal de Música at the  Plaza Al-Andalus

Saturday 5 January

4:00 pm: Parade of the Three Kings

Rincon Christmas Events 2018

Rio Bermuza

Friday 4 January

5:00 pm: Three Kings Parade plus hot chocolate and the Three King’s cake

Rio Bermuza

Torre  Del Mar

Friday 21 December

4.30 pm: Visit of Father Christmas at Calle del Mar

Saturday 22 December

5 pm Chocolatada, Calle Princesa,

9 pm: Christmas concert: Iglesia S. Andrés

23, 26, 27, 28 and 30 December

4.30 Children’s attractions at the Plaza Juan Aguilar

5.30 Dancing and music at Paseo Larios

30 December

5:00 pm Dancing and music at Calle de Mar

Torre Del Mar Christmas 2018


30 December

Royal Postman – collecting children’s letter for the Three Kings.

31 December

Fiesta for New Year’s Eve

In the Salón de usos Múltiples ‘Blas Infante’ with grapes, toast of champagne and fireworks,

5 January

6:00 pm: Parade of the Three Kings 

Christmas Events in Sedella

Velez Málaga

To the 7 January

11:00 – 14:00 and 4.30- 9.30 (24 & 31st 11-2 pm) Christmas Feria. Plaza de Las Naciones, tickets 1 euro.

Children’s entertainment inc. bouncy castles, carousel, trampolines, rodeo bull and skating rink.

22 December

5:00 pm: Parade of Father Christmas from the Plaza de las Carmelitas

Sunday 23 December

Papanoélada Motera Solidaria 2018

Starting from 9.00 at the Repsol AP7, Vélez Málaga. 

Not too many details on the poster but it is the distribution of toys and food to needy families by motorcyclists, dressed as Father Christmas. The event is in collaboration with ATIS  (Asociación de Trabajadores por la Integración Social) Comedor Solidario. If you would like to contribute there are points of collection for toys and food at various towns – see details on poster below. 

Motorbike Santas

2 January

5:00 pm: Christmas Fiesta on the Plaza de las Carmelitas

5:00 pm: Grana Chocolatada and Children’s fiesta at the Plaza de San Francisco


Christmas Velez Malaga

5 January 

Three King’s Parade

Starts from 11.00 with a reception of the Kings on the Plaza de las Carmelitas, 1 pm they visit the Residencia Seniors 1.30 they visit the Hospital Comarcal de la Axarquia, 6 pm, the official parade from the Plaza de las India finishing at  9 pm at the Plaza de las Carmelitas

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