Christmas is coming up soon – here are some of the many special Christmas events taking place in Malaga this year.
Malaga Zambombá (19th - 20th Dec 2014): Encarni Navarro and friends will recreate a typical Christmas scene based around feelings and sentiments of a family on Christmas Eve. This festive gathering at the Echegaray Theatre features clapping, singing, tambourines and zambombas, and is sure to evoke warm Christmas feelings. The theatre is located next to the Picasso Museum in the heart of Malaga city.
Christmas Circus (21st Dec 2014 – 11th Jan 2015): The Cánovas Theatre presents a spectacular Christmas Circus ‘Circo de Navidad’, which has been created and designed especially for the festive season. Running for the second year, this event is produced and staged by two famous circus artists – Alfonso Rolabola and Manolo Carambolas and will feature high class circus acts that will entertain adults and children. The show will also feature various Andalusian artists and professionals from several circus acts. The theatre is located in the Plaza de El Ejido, which can be accessed from the central Plaza de la Merced.
MIMA 2014 (26th Dec 2014 – 4th Jan 2015): MIMA 2014 – Muestra Infantil de Malaga, which translates to Children’s Festival of Malaga, is a theme park held at the Malaga Congress and Exhibition Centre, which is designed exclusively for children between 2-12 years old. With over 60 leisure, sporting and educational activities across 10,000 square meters, including fairground attractions, zip wires, face painting, ice rinks, rockodromes, football, golf etc, there is something for all kids to enjoy. There are also specific areas for parents, so this will make for a fun day out for the whole family. The Congress Centre is situated on the Avenue Ortega and Gasset.
Nativity Scene (26th -27th Dec 2014): Every year, the coastal town of Almayate – which is approximately 25 km from Malaga between Benajarafe and Torre del Mar – hosts a festive nativity play that revives popular traditions from the area of La Axarquia. With more than 200 participants staging tales from the life of Jesus in just over two hours, this is a show that must be experienced. The characters from the story prepare traditional local food such as sausages, meats, migas and chestnuts and distribute it to the audience.
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