The three-dimensional ball in Plaza de España is a characteristic symbol of the Fuengirola festive season. / sur

Fuengirola gets ready to light up for the festive season

Along with more than two million Christmas lights, the town's decorations will include the traditional nativity scene and a large, three-dimensional ball with daily light shows

TONY BRYANT

Fuengirola will welcome Christmas this year with more than two million lights, which will illuminate numerous streets, squares, public spaces and municipal or emblematic buildings in the town.

Among the most striking elements of the town's festive decorations once again this year will be a large Christmas tree on Avenida Clemente Díaz, and the three-dimensional ball in the Plaza de España, "a characteristic symbol of the Fuengirola Christmas", which this year will offer a daily light show with music written especially for the occasion.

Other attractions include the traditional nativity scene (belen) situated in Plaza Reyes Católicos, while Plaza de la Constitución, Plaza de Los Chinorros and Plaza de España will be decorated like large planetariums.

Preparations for this year’s decorations, which cost 650,000 euros, began in August and the town hall has announced that a special turning on ceremony on Friday 26 November will launch this year’s festive agenda.

Activities for all ages

The Christmas programme will offer activities for all ages that will focus on the cultural, gastronomic and musical traditions of Fuengirola in what the council claims will be "a Christmas that will be full of enthusiasm and joy".

Several concerts have been lined up for the season of goodwill, including the traditional zambomba nights and concerts by the municipal band, along with children’s activities like the visit to Santa’s grotto.

Councillor for Festivals and Traditions, Isabel Moreno called on the people of Fuengirola to "enjoy the festivities and the magic of Christmas, because these are endearing times to be with family and friends."