Many property owners on the Costa del Sol purchase a property for winter use. This allows them to escape the colder climates of Northern Europe and enjoy the winter sunshine here on the Costa del Sol, tempertatures during the months of November, December and January average 18 degrees.
One of the most popular trips during the Christmas period is a day out in Malaga city.
Malaga city has reinvented itself, it is now a cool, vibrant city with great art galleries, theatres, museums as well as the cafe culture. A day out in Malaga to see the Christmas lights generally starts with a leisurley lunch, some of the best restaurants in Malaga are in the streets that run off Calle Larios. Lunch is never rushed, a quick lunch can take 2 hours.
After lunch you can take a stroll along Paseo del Parque and the Christmas market or spend a few hours visiting the best Belens in the city. Once the suns starts to set it's time for a coffee with some merienda before bagging your spot in Calle Larios to watch the famous light show.
This is no ordinary Christmas light display, this is a Christmas light display done with the with all the passion Malaga has to offer, the joy for life, making the best of each day.The sense of anticipation is electric, whole families line the streets from tiny babies to the grandparents. The lights will dip to let the crowds know to get ready, then the show begins. Not only are the lights amazing in Mlaga we have a mass sing along, every one joins in. Some years it's Jingle Bells, Feliz Navidad or Wham's Last Christmas, no matter what the song the whole of Calle Larios joins in.
After the light show finishes it time for some roastred chestnuts before heading home.Once you have visited Malaga Christmas lights you will want to come back year after year.
There is some much more to owning a property in Spain, it's not all beaches and sangria.