The city of Malaga's spectacular display of Christmas lights might need to spread to other areas, local politicians and business leaders have suggested.
The biggest crowds for the illuminations, concentrating around the Calle Larios pedestrian area, were over the long holiday weekend in early December, however on many other nights as well, visitors have been packed in for the three-times nightly music show and others have been left in queues for the car parks.
Daniel Pérez, leader of the opposition PSOE group, has called for the mayor to prepare a special action plan "just like in Holy Week" and to "guarantee the safety and movement of the people of Malaga".
Meanwhile the mayor, Francisco de la Torre, has admitted that the lights could be spread out more around the city. Head of the Malaga hospitality industry association, Javier Frutos, has agreed, adding that, "the throng of people can't be seen as a negative providing that safety comes first and everything is controlled".