Christmas in Malaga Spain

Christmas Lights_Malaga Spain; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

Christmas Lights_Malaga Spain; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

Christmas Lights_Malaga Spain; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

Christmas Lights_Malaga Spain; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

Christmas Lights_Malaga Spain; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

Christmas Lights_Malaga Spain; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

Christmas Lights_Malaga Spain; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

Christmas Lights_Malaga Spain; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015 

We have arrived in Malaga Spain expecting a the celebratory holiday season to be over, only to find out that here is Spain most children get their gifts on January 6th, and on January 5th there is a big parade in town. It is the day the children write letters to the magic kings and three people dress in costumes and ride around on horses, followed by decorated floats, giving sweets and small presents to the crowds of children. One blog post that I read promised 11 tones of sweet treats will be given out during the parade!

As you can see from the images above the streets are decorated with lots of beautiful lights, everything looks magical. This and the warm weather has made this a wonderful stop on our Christmas tour that began with our first Christmas Market in Vienna Austria Nov 15, 2014 almost 8 weeks ago!

I have never seen a King before, so I am off to the parade to see if I can catch a glimpse of the Three Kings and maybe a little candy!

 

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8 thoughts on “Christmas in Malaga Spain

    • Hi Robin, this trip has been filled with surprises, wonderful surprises! the parade was great fun, not sure yet if I have any good images to show off, streets were crammed full of people and kids of every shape and size, to full to see much I am afraid….

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  1. I have seen in many european cities favouring the metal trees with lights instead of a real one. I wonder if this is more economical than having a big tree or more ecological. Very nice shots, sounds like you had a great time.

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    • H Ben, so happy to hear you like the images. Not sure why the cities would go with the metal trees, maybe they are easier to set up and easier to maintain through the holiday season (no watering!)

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  2. Fantastic photos! I always celebrate Epiphany January 6 when the wise ones came and found Jesus. But I never celebrated like you and Bill are. I take my Christmas tree down after January 6. What a special Chritmas Season you and Bill are having. Enjoy!

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    • Hi Carolynne, you would have had a great time at the parade celebrating th Epiphany. We are enjoying our longest Christmas celebration ever and now have some great ideas for next year!! I am glad you are enjoying the photos. Hugs from Spain.

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