Where and how to spend Christmas in Marbella
By Salma Hwedi on - 5m. reading time
There is no better place than stylish and fun loving Spain to spend the Holiday Season. Some British writer once named it ´an escape to freshness from the dull uniformity´. Isn’t it exactly what we are looking for?
Where in Spain? Definitely Marbella with its hottest clubs, trendy bars, amazing restaurants, live entertainment and Europe's best winter weather. Well, maybe it’s not exactly a winter resort on the Equator, but the only place warmer in London, Paris or Moscow might be a seat by an air conditioning unit. Expect a T-shirt' weather with cool evenings and nights (but isn’t it better for dancing?).
For your unforgettable experience look no further than Marbella! Imagine sitting on the outside sunny terrace, having a glass of excellent wine in your hand and a plate of fresh locally sourced seafood, spending a couple of hours on glorious beaches, celebrating in style, then off for some shopping in a rather crowded Marbella Old Town on Boxing Day…
Stringing lights around yuccas and palm trees, Santa Claus/Papa Noel is getting ready to add even more grace and glamour to one of the world’s most luxurious and romantic spots with top places to eat, drink and stroll. Christmas in Marbella is all about the popular events with plenty of lights, shiny ornaments and holiday cheer - red poinsettias, twinkling lights, beautiful nativity scenes (belén), children carolling and the fragrance of incense filling the churches under the blossoming orange trees.
“It's that magical time of the year… “
Marbella is what you make out of it during Christmas weeks. There's no excuse to stay at home! The official kick off to the holiday season takes place…well, any day when you arrive! To get into the Christmas Spirit, come along to the Marbella Old Town church Iglesia de la Encarnación where wonderful Christmas Concerts will be given by the Choir & Orchestra of Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol. Christmas loves eating, let it be delicious and healthy. Marbella provides a fantastic experience of enjoying rich tastes of international cuisine and wine.
The amount of restaurants can be a bit overwhelming with the tantalizing choices on the special Christmas and New Year Menus and plenty of socialising experience. Setting the gold standards in terms of quality of food and service, as well as wonderful setting and interior decoration Finca Besaya is a choice of our preference for celebrating Christmas event. Drumelia would love to see all friends and associates joining us at Finca Besaya on the 11 of December.
All luxury hotels and fashionable Beach clubs invite to celebrate the holidays in style, with Christmas Eve Dinner, Traditional Christmas Day Lunch Buffet, Boxing Day Lunch, New Year’s Eve Gala with Performance and New Year’s Day Lunch Buffet party.
It is the time of Christmas Bazaars. If you like German mulled wine, gingerbread and waffles get over to Dezentral Coffee Christmas Bazar in Puerto Banus. Soak up the authentic atmosphere of Marbella markets. They provide an excellent opportunity to find what to put under the tree-antiques, handmade items, vintage jewellery and artisan products. Enjoy special flamenco show at the fabulous Tablao Ana Maria in the heart of the Old town. Winter is the best season for golfing, and elegant Club Houses are welcoming you with open arms. If you are the next Adele or Ed Sheeran sing your heart out in La Catarina holding an open mic session. The Marbella Ralli Museum invites to visit an exhibition dedicated to Carlos Revilla whose Peruvian Magic Realism influenced Salvador Dali.
There are plenty of events taking place that will surely entertain every member of your family. The Marbella Town Hall offers an extensive Christmas programme suitable for all ages - concerts, contests, and even a visit from Los Reyes who hold a Three Kings parade, traditionally the most important day that culminates the Christmas holidays in Spain on the 6th of January. Then it comes time for the grown-ups to get their gifts – winter sales are everywhere! Marbella is all about the scene and events, but it’s also about the shopping in one of the biggest El Corte Inglés department stores in Spain, fancy high-street shops, top-end designer luxury brand boutiques in shopaholics’ haven Puerto Banus. Santa/Papa Noel personally visits La Cañada Commercial Centre and sits under the huge Christmas tree in his big chair surrounded by gifts until December 26th.
Accomodation in Marbella for Christmas
To find your perfect accommodation in Marbella visit our website – fabulous Spanish villas for your family holidays on the Golden Mile or in Guadalmina, cosy apartments at the golf courses in Nueva Andalucía, gorgeous beachside penthouses in Puerto Banus, stunning contemporary houses or impressive mansions in La Zagaleta with breath-taking panoramic views towards the Rock of Gibraltar and African coast.
And if you live in Marbella and want to escape a full-on Christmas extravaganza, with in-law-based frustration and overeating included, you don’t have to stay at home. Plan a festive escape to somewhere glorious. To share beautiful holiday atmosphere with your significant other (maybe wrap yourself up like a Christmas gift or make the engagement ring be the only ornament on the tree) you need to find a magnificent place benefitting from its private setting. The reward is experiencing a sort of deep calm and stillness you won’t find anywhere else in hotels and resorts.
Please contact us and be sure our dedicated team will help you find your dream accommodation in Marbella, either long or short term, for Christmas, a winter stay, the Easter period or summer holidays.