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Christmas in Malaga

More than 2.2 million LED light points announce the Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Epiphany festivities in 80 streets, squares and roundabouts in the historic centre and emblematic areas.

Christmas in Malaga This year the streets and squares of the historic city centre will be decorated for the first time. Meanwhile, Calle Larios retains the set of ‘Heavenly Angels’ that was presented last year with an exclusive design for the city. For the first time on the 27th and 28th of December, verdiales can be heard to give the most ancestral Malaga melody all the limelight. In these spaces there will be more than 2.2 million LED light points distributed in half a thousand streets, squares and roundabouts.

The Alameda will have a lighting system between the branches that will be illuminated both at night and during the day. In total, there are 270,000 LED points and 4,500 points of the network known technically as ‘forest’ in the Alameda. In addition, two more luminous almond trees have been placed on the sides of this area of the city than last year. The Plaza de Torrijos will have seven of these almond trees.

The music played in the shows will be Christmas music: ‘Jingle bells’ (André Rieu – Johann Strauss Orchestra), ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’, ‘Carol of the bells’ (Pentatonix), ‘Navidad Epica’ and ‘Hacia Belén va una burra’. It is also foreseen that this Christmas in Malaga, you will be able to hear some of the tunes that were played last year. There will be three performances every day, except on the 24th and 31st December. They will be at 18:30, 20:00 and 22:00. The lights will be switched on at 18:30 every day.

New projection

The façade of the south side of the Cathedral’s Mocha tower will once again be one of the protagonists this Christmas as a video mapping or architectural projection will be projected onto it. This year sees the premiere of a show based on a fairy tale entitled ‘Angel of Light’. The story of a little angel will merge with bright images and reproductions of gigantic stained glass windows, among other motifs. The latest technology in laser projection is used for this staging. Customised 2-D and 3-D infographics have been created to complete a large-format spectacle. This activity is carried out by the company Firefly Events and the shows will be at 18:45, 20:00 and 22:00 hours, every day from 1 December to 4 January, except on 24 and 31 December. The show lasts approximately 8 minutes.

This activity, which has the collaboration of the Bishopric, will have 80,000 lumens of projection and 30,000 watts of sound. It will require 6 steel structures for equipment at height. There will be effects such as smoke machines, robotic lighting heads, anti-aircraft spotlights or special reinforcement in sub-bass frequencies.


The streets Molina Lario and 11 cross streets of Calle Larios will have a special decoration based on chandeliers. Thus in Molina Lario and the transversals of Larios (Sancha de Lara, Don Juan Díaz, Bolsa, Stranchan, Moreno Monroy, Martínez, Alarcón Luján, Manuel Pérez Bryan, Álvarez Fonseca, Marín García and Liborio García) will have a total of 76 three-dimensional chandeliers made up of four faces linked by micro-flash cords.

A total of 2,231,042 LED light points will illuminate streets and roundabouts in Malaga at Christmas, around 80 of which are in the emblematic areas. In these areas 109 trees have been decorated and 276 arches, 2,496 garlands, 43 ground figures, 64 streetlight motifs, 3 three-dimensional pine trees, 526 grouped motifs, 16 special arches for Calle Larios and 6 signs, among many other Christmas-themed motifs, have been installed. In total there are more than 2,200,000 LED light points with an output of 191 kilowatts.

information: Diario Sur

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