The Christmas festivitites are coming to Marbella, with lots of great events starting Tonight!

Here is the official Christmas Programme from the Ayuntamiento de Marbella translated in to English:

Friday 2nd December

18.30 H. Parade (Pasacalles) “Los Dragones” it’s journey will follow this itinerary: Starting from plaza Santo Cristo, c/ Ancha, c/ Peral, c/ Huerta Chica, avenida Ramón y Cajal, avenida Miguel Cano, c/ Acera de la Marina, c/ Padre José Vera, paseo marítimo, avenida Miguel Cano, avenida Ramón y Cajal (hasta finalización del Flashmob), continúa por calle Huerta Chica, calle Peral, calle Ancha finishing in plaza Santo Cristo

20.30 H. Turning on of the Christmas Lights on Avenida Ramón y Cajal with the following activites:

Christmas Flashmob by the dance academies of Marbella.

Followed by Turning on of the Lights and Flamenco Show ”Calle del Aire” by the Morente and Carbonell Family.

Saturday 3rd December

13.00 H. VII Proclamation of the Nativity Scene Association to be held in the premises of the Hospital Real de la Misericordia (Hospitalillo), by Isabel Cintado Melgar

17.00 H. Exposition of the works by craft workshop of Hermandad Romeros of San Bernabé, in Plaza de la Iglesia.

Sunday 4th December

12.30 H. Inauguration of the Nativity Scene María Rosa Duvige situated in the Church of Calvario.

13.30 H. Charity Zambomba (Percussion show) Hermandad El Rocío de Marbella, taking place at Casa Hermandad, in the Marbella Bull Ring (Plaza de Toros)

Monday 5th December

19.30 H. Inauguration of the Municipal Nativity Scene located in Church Square (plaza de la iglesia), created by the Asociación Belenista de Marbella.

Followed by, inauguration of the Historic Nativity Scene in the Sociedad Recreativa y Cultural Casino de Marbella.

Wednesday 7th December

19.00 H. 5th Annual Flamenco Zambomba Show Leganitos, organized by A.VV. Maíz Viñals and taking place in plaza José Antonio Pérez Cervera (Leganitos Neighbourhood).

Thursday 8th December

16.30 H. Afternoon Donuts by the Asociación Cultural de Pastorales de Marbella taking place on Paseo de la Alameda, with live show: Pastoral de mayores de Marbella, Pastoral del Barbero, Pastoral Santiago, Pastoral los Prados, Pastoral el Borge y Pastoral Entrerríos.

17.30 H Chocolate Bonanza La Patera 2022 taking place in the Park of calle Juanar with chocolate tasting and numerous other surprises.

Friday 9th December

17.00 H. Afternoon Donuts in the Sede de la A.VV. El Barrio.

Saturday 10th December

12.30 H. Flamenco Zambomba Christmas Show of Hermandad Virgen del Carmen de Marbella which will be celebrated on the paseo de la Alameda.

Sunday 11th December

16.30 H Inauguration Nativity Scene ”Belén en Marbella”, by A.VV. El Calvario Huerta Belón on c/ Jacinto Benavente, park of Las Cuevas, with activities: Blessing of the entrance of the nativity, participación de los Coros Sierra Blanca, CPA Encarna Cantero, CPA Miraflores and show by Fini Mesa, Paz Cervera, Pepe Fernández (on guitar) y Diego Marín (on the concertina).

Tasting of Traditional Christmas Products

Thursday 15th December

17.00 H. Christmas Parade (Pasacalles de Navidad) “The Arrival of Father Christmas” which will honour the inauguration of this grotto installed on paseo de la Alameda, accompanied by musical performance. This parade will fill the hearts of children with happiness and excitement for the magic of Christmas.

Itinerary: Starting in plaza Santo Cristo, c/ Ancha, c/ Chorrón, c/ Portada, c/Arte, plaza Puente Málaga, avenida Nabeul, c/ Marqués de Nájera, plaza Practicante Manuel Cantos, c/ Tetuán, c/ Enrique del Castillo, c/ Francisco Echamendi, plaza África, c/ Forteza, c/ Pedraza, plaza de la Victoria, c/ Estación, plaza de los naranjos, c/ Nueva, c/ Francisco Echamendi, plaza África, c/ África y paseo de la Alameda.

The opening of the grotto will follow the ending of the parade.

Finally there will be a childrens show with entertainment “Juega la Navidad” taking place on paseo de la Alameda.

All children that wish to hand in their letters to Santa may do so at the following times:

  • 16th December – 17.00 to 20.30 h.
  • 17th & 18th December – 11.00 to 13.30 h. / 17.00 to 20.30 h.
  • From 19th to 23rd December- 17.00 to 20.30 h.
  • 24th December – 11.00 to 14.00 h.

*There will be arranged visits for local schools between 19th-23rd December.

Friday 16th December

17.30 H Celebration of Chocolate organized by the nieghbourhood assocation of Las Albarizas in the Square, on calle Magallanes.

19.00 H. Celebration of the Zambomba Christmas flamenco by the Cofradía de Santa Marta in the Boulevard Pablo Ráez.

Saturday 17th December

11.30 H. Zambomba, organized by the workshop of flamenco and guitar of Art and Culture, a fundraiser event for CUDECA, in the park of La Represa, with the following activities:

11:30 H Event opens to the Public Miniature nativity village.

12:00 H Live Shows Dance, Guitar and Poetry Recital by students of the workshop of flamenco and guitar

13:30 Arrival of the Three Kings and the Royal Postman

14:00 End of Event

12.00 H. Festival ”Llarte” inBoulevard Pablo Ráez, with concerts and activities

16.30 H. Pastoral Competition in the chapel of Santo Cristo with the following activities:

Pastoral Parade with the following itinerary: Salida plaza Santo Cristo, c/ San Francisco, c/ Alcantarilla, c/ Lobatas, c/ Portada, c/ Arte, c/ Salinas, c/ Trinidad, plaza de la Iglesia, c/ Carmen, plaza General Chinchilla, plaza de los Naranjos, c/ Estación, plaza de la Victoria, c/ Huerta Chica, c/ Peral, plaza Puente Ronda, c/ Ancha finalizando en la plaza de Santo Cristo.

Attending will be: Pastoral de Mayores de Marbella, Pastoral del Barbero, Rondalla pastores de la Bajadilla, Pastoral los Palmitos de Moclinejo, Pastoral los Bataneros, Pastoral de Frigiliana, Pastoral El Ángel y Rondalla los Aldeanos.

Churros with chocolate for all attending.

Sunday 18th December

17.30 H. Christmas Party in annex of the Sede A.VV. El Mirador de la Torrecilla, with visit from Father Christmas, Pastorales y churros con chocolate

Monday 19th December

19.00 H. Gala Proclamation of Christmas Cope Marbella at the Convention Centre of Marbella (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos Adolfo Suárez de Marbella).

Tuesday 20th December

18.00 H Taxi lights “V Paseo de la Ilusión”. Old age pensioners from participating homes in the area may enjoy a free ride to see the Christmas lights. All thanks to the solidaridad de Marbella Voluntaria y Taxi Solidario.

Wednesday 21st December

18.00 H. Father Christmas will make a tour through the streets of the city accompanied by Motoclub ”Los Mentirosos”, on the following route:

Itinerary. – Leaving from Boulevard Pablo Ráez en c/ José Manuel Vallés, c/ Fray Luis de San Pascual, c/ Alfredo Palma, avenida General López Domínguez, c/ San Bernabé, c/ Serenata, travesía Huerta los cristales, avenida Severo Ochoa, avenida Nabeul, avenida Doctor Maíz, c/ Arias de Velasco, c/ Serenata, c/ Duque de Lerma, c/ Serenata, c/ la Cañeta de Málaga, plaza Paco Cantos, avenida Europa, avenida Doctor Maíz Viñals, puente Cristo del Amor, c/ Salvador Rueda, avenida del Mercado, c/ Mayorazgo, c/ Calvario , avenida Jacinto Benavente, avenida Ricardo Soriano, avenida Ramón y Cajal, avenida Severo Ochoa, glorieta Manuel Haro “El Mojao”, avenida Príncipe Salman and finishing at the Marbella Arch.

Thursday 22nd December

17.00 H. Zambomba “Los Nocheros”, all proceeds to Caritas “Un kilo, un litro”, in the square of Santo Cristo.

Churros con Chocolate for all attending.

17.00 H. Visit of Father Chritmas to A.VV. El Barrio.

Friday 23rd December

18.00 H. Zambomba taking place on the avenida Nabeul. Participating: Zambomba Los Piratas flamencos, con Aires de Belén, Zambonba Juan Delola, Zambomba Gloria Bendita, Coro los del patio, Zambomba flamenca Los Nocheros y Zambomba Coro Rociero Sierra Blanca.

Saturday 24th December

19.00 H Holy Midnight Mass officiated by the Most Illustrious Monsignor José Antonio Sánchez Herrera in the Parish Church of La Encarnación.

From 27th December to 8th January

Opening of the Magic Christmas Park ”Parque Mágico de Navidad” installed in the sports complex Antonio Serrano Lima, football pitch Jesús Cortés “Pori” which will have countless opportunities for fun such as: synthetic ice rink, Christmas train, inflatable attractions or sliding slide. It will have the following timetable:

  • 27th December: 16.00 a 20.00 horas
  • 28th to 30th December: 11.00 a 14.00 horas/ 16.00 a 20.00 horas
  • 31st December: 11.00 a 14.00 horas
  • 1st January: Cerrado
  • 2nd, 3rd & 4th January: 11.00 a 14.00 horas/ 16.00 a 20.00 horas
  • 5th January: 11.00 a 14.00 horas
  • 6th January: cerrado
  • 7th & 8th January: 11.00 a 14.00 horas/ 16.00 a 20.00 horas.

27th December

11.00 H Opening of the Casa del Cartero Real (Royal Postman’s House) in Paseo de la Alameda.

All children who wish to do so can hand in their letters on the following days and at the following times:

  • From 27th-30th December -11.00 a 13.30 h / 17.00 a 20.30 h.
  • 31st December – 11.00 a 13.30 h
  • 1st January closed
  • From 2nd-4th January – 11.00 a 13.30 h / 17.00 a 20.30 h.
  • 5th January – 11.00 a 13.30 h

Thursday 29th December

17.00 H. Royal Postman will visit the Pollinica Chapel so that all the children who wish to do so can hand in their letters.

19.30 H. Concert of organ at the Parish of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación. Organist: Michael Reckling.

Friday 30th December

19.00 H. “Christmas + Young” in Market Square, organized by Delegación de Juventud y Marbella es Más.

Saturday 31st December

11.30 H. Celebration of the Mini New Year’s Eve celebration in Plaza de la Iglesia. All children will enjoy a children’s party, children’s grape sweets and entertainment show.

Wednesday 4th January

17.00 H. Parade of the Royal Guard of SSMM Los Reyes Magos de Oriente, with the following route: plaza de los Naranjos con recibimiento de las autoridades municipales, c/ Estación, plaza de la Victoria, c/ Huerta Chica, avenida Ramón y Cajal. avenida Severo Ochoa, avenida Nabeul, plaza Puente Málaga, c/ Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno, c/ Arte, c/ Salinas, c/ Trinidad y plaza de la Iglesia.

Afterwards, a reception in the Plaza de la Iglesia, where the keys to the city will be handed over to Their Majesties. The Three Wise Men will then spend the night at the Marbella Castle to prepare for the parade on 5th January.

18.30 H. Don’t forget that you can drop off your letters at the Casa Hermandad El Rocío (Plaza de Toros), where the Royal Postman and many surprises await you.

Thursday 5th January

11.00 H. Visit from SSMM Los Reyes Magos de Oriente to the hospitals.

18.00 H. Parade – Cabalgata de SSMM Los Reyes Magos de Oriente, with the following route: avenida Severo Ochoa (edif. La Zambomba), avenida Ramón y Cajal, avenida Ricardo Soriano y finaliza en plaza Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra (Pirulí). Contará con la participación de la Agrupación Musical Marbella.

The Delegación de Fiestas reserves the right to cancel, modify or extend any of the scheduled events when circumstances so require.

Please note there may be changes to the above schedule that are beyond our control, but we hope you enjoy this magical time here in Marbella and cherish the moments leading to Christmas and Kings Day.

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