Over the last few days we've been getting you ready for the Christmas seaon with our Christmas Tours in Barcelona and Madrid, And the season is almost upon us! All the cities and towns around Spain are starting to make their Christmas preparations. The streets are adorned with the traditional Christmas lights, the shops are beginning to decorate, the cold weather has arrived.... Spain doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving so everything is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Even though in Spain we have the bad habit of leaving the Christmas shopping for the last minute, the cities are doing their part to change that, especially in the last few years. There are more and more of the smaller, alternative "mercadillos" (Christmas markets) that, from very different and unique settings, flip the switch on for the Christmas season.
In this case we're talking about the Christmas Market that will take place this coming Sunday, November 29, in the Botanical Gardens of La Concepción, in Malaga. There is free entry to the market.
Aside from the Christmas Market, there are also activities for children, a food truck, and a visit from the "castañera" (a woman who sells chestnuts who is tightly bound to the culture and traditions of the autumn as well as the world of literature).