Torrox mayor Óscar Medina and local business councillor Sandra Extremera on the outdoor stage at the opening ceremony with Agua Salá and Aires del Faro./SUR

Torrox mayor Óscar Medina and local business councillor Sandra Extremera on the outdoor stage at the opening ceremony with Agua Salá and Aires del Faro. / SUR

Torrox International Christmas Market kicks off with festive music

The event continues until Wednesday 8 December with choirs and bands as well as craft stalls and festive food and drink from around the world

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The Torrox International Christmas Market was officially opened on Friday evening by the town’s mayor, Óscar Medina, and the local business councillor, Sandra Extremera.

The market, which is located on Avda. Esperanto in Torrox Costa, opened at 6pm with a very Spanish Christmas concert.

Agua Salá and Aires del Faro, two well-known choirs from El Morche and Torrox Costa respectively, welcomed a very international audience with their mixture of “villancicos” (carols) and “pastorales” (Christmas songs).

The market has a children’s play-area, a craft and Christmas gift section and a covered bar and restaurant zone.

The main stage at the market, organised in collaboration with SUR in English and SUR deutsche Ausgabe, is host to live entertainment through until 8 December, with different international choirs, bands, shows and DJs performing.

A highlight this Saturday 4 December was Los Cantadores, a popular German choir based in the Axarquía, who offered an Advent and Christmas show.

Sunday 5 December sees a full programme of performances, with the Enrique Vincent flamenco dance school, Swedish festive songs from Jenny Mandera, Christmas songs from the choir Jingle Belles and the band Mentally Ska'd.

Among entertainers for the rest of the market will be the T.A.P.A.S. choir.

The market, which opens at midday every day, is an eclectic melting-pot of cultures. Food stands offer a range of international Christmas fare with Glühwein and Bratwürste rubbing shoulders with arepas, empanadillas, mojitos, craft beer and jamón.