Málaga Camerata Orchestra.
Málaga Camerata Orchestra.

Christmas concerts, shows and bazaars around the province

  • Christmas is nearly here and there are carol singers, theatre shows and traditional Spanish zambombas planned for the coming weeks.

Music and Dance

Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Music Concerts

Malaga.Auditorio del Museo Picasso de Málaga.

12 January, 8pm Quinteto de Jazz OFM.

2 February, 8pm Harmoniemusik Málaga.

9 March, 8pm Cuarteto para el fin de los tiempos.

.6 April, 8pm La Spagna.

11 May, 8pm Quinteto OFM.

1 June, 8pm Trío Círculo.


Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra

Malaga. Teatro Cervantes.

18 December, 8pm Christmas concert with Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Rossini’s William Tell Overture. With tenor Eduardo Aladrén, bass/baritine Rui Silva and the Malaga Opera Choir.

3 January, 7pm New Year’s concert with works by Strauss II, Emile Waldteufel, Josef Strauss, Ruperto Chapí, Eduard Strauss, Piotr I. Tchaikovsky and Gerónimo Gimé Tickets:

Malaga Jazz Festival

Malaga. .

19 December, 1pm. Suzette Quartett in Boulevar José Iturbi, Bailén Miraflores.

19 December, 4pm. Anachronic. Parque de la Alegría, Ciudad Jardín.

20 December, 1pm. Alicia Tamariz Quartet. Plaza de la

Malaga Jazz Festival

Malaga Jazz Festival

Inmaculada, Churriana.

26 December, 1pm. Belle McNulty Quartet. Parque Virgen de las Cañas, Puerto de la Torre.

La Insostenible Big Band

Malaga. 19 December, 7pm. Teatro Cervantes.

The Big Band play XV Anniversary Rock Swings concert which includes tracks made famous by Nirvana, Queen, The Beatles, Guns’N’Roses, Bon Jovi, Oasis etc. Tickets:

Municipal Band Christmas Concert

Fuengirola. 20 December, 7pm. 12pm. Palacio de la Paz..

The Municpal Band will play soundtracks from many children’s films.

Opera nights

Marbella. Wednesdays. Da Bruno Sul Mare.

La Traviata, The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro are just a few of the operas being performed. Reservations: 952903318 or

Chamber Jazz

Almuñécar. 21 December, 7pm. Auditorium of the Casa de La Cultura

Alicia Tamariz (vocals and piano) and Maripepa Contreras (oboe and Cor Anglais) in concert.

Spanish Carol Concert

Almuñécar. 18, 30 December, 5-8pm. 24 December, 11.30am - 2pm

The María Gómez de la Canastería singing group will be performing Spanish carols in the old town and commercial centre. On 21 December, the Cosas Nuestras choir will be performing in the streets of the old town between 5 and 8pm.

Spanish Carol Concert

La Herradura. 23, 26, 30 December, from 7pm.

TheCosas Nuestras choir will be performing in the town centre (23rd), in Calle Las Maravillas, Calle Real and Rambla de Espinar (26th) and in the old town (30th).

Carol Concerts


26 December, 7pm. The Coral Gospel Torremolinos will be in concert in the Plaza de la Independencia.


Zambomba Flamenca with Alejandro Estrada.

Zambomba Flamenca with Alejandro Estrada.

Navidad Flamenca

Malaga. 19 December, 3pm. El Gallo Ronco, Plaza de las Flores.

Flamenco Cal Y Canto with Sergio Aranda (dance9, José Manuel Fernández (vocals) and Francisco Vinuesa (guitar). Reservations: or call: 952228103.

Alicia Moreno

Almuñécar. 21 December, 8pm. Auditorium of the Casa de La Cultura.

Flamenco performance.

Zambomba Navideña

La Herradura. 22 December, 7pm. Plaza de la Independiente.

Fausto Jimenez and Judit Urbano celebrate a Spanish Christmas.

Zambomba Flamenca

Almuñécar. 23 December, 7pm. Casa de la Cultura

Organised by the Asociación Cultural Flamenca y Copla, the zambomba will include flamenco artistes from Granada such as Iván “El Centenillo”, Marian Fernández and Gema “La Canela” (vocals), Lolo de la Encarna (guitar) and Juan Tomás de la Molía (dance).

Zambomba Flamenca with Alejandro Estrada

Malaga. 26 December, 7pm. Teatro Cervantes.

Spanish flamenco Christmas spectacular with Malaga flamenco singer Alejandro Estrada.

Rafael Riqueni

Malaga. 27 December, 7pm. Teatro Cervantes.

Flamenco guitarist soloist,Rafael Riqueni will be performing Herencias which will include legacies of the great flamenco maestros as well as new compositions.

Theatre and Dance

Theatre for children

Torremolinos. Weekends , noon.

A series of activities for children every Saturday and Sunday leading up to Christmas. Full details can be found on the town hall website:

The Snow Queen

Estepona. 18 December, 6pm. Centro Cultural Padre Manuel. 10€ online, 12€ at box office.

A musical tribute to the Hans Christian Anderson story (on which Frozen was based) in Spanish. Tickets:

Red Riding Hood Today

Malaga. 19 December 4.45pm, 20 December, 12pm. Teatro Cánovas, Plaza de El Ejido.

The Fernando Hurtado Dance Company will be performing a modern day Rtale of Red Riding Hood (Caperucita Today). Recommended for children over the age of six years. Tickets:

Vol'E Temps

Malaga. 18 December 4.45pm. Teatro Cánovas, Plaza de El Ejido.

A contemporary circus for all the family with Lapso Producciones.

Talks and Lectures

The Arts Society

Fuengirola. Online lectures.

The Arts Society Costa del Sol streams lectures to its members. You can also register for a single lecture. To join email:

British Consulate Residency Advice

Fuengirola. 18 December, 10am - 4pm. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre.

The British Consulate International organization for Migration, is coming to the Lux Mundi Centre to give free advice about residency status due to the approaching deadline on the 31st December. This is by appointment only of (half an hour each), only 9 appointments available. Tel. 952543334 or email: (Torre del Mar) Tel 952474 840 or email (Fuengirola).

Charity events

Charity Concert

Nerja. 20 December, 1.30pm. Iglesia de el Salvador, 25€.

To help twenty local families who will otherwise struggle to provide a Christmas for their families this year due to the pandemic. The Málaga Camerata Orchestra will play pieces by composers such as Handel, Pachebel, Bizet, Praetorius and Reading. Tickets: 690073871 or email:

Fundraising Bazaar

Fuengirola. 21 December, from 12pm. Cazbah Torrenueva. 5€.

Live entertainment, paella, raffle, cake sale, photo booth, waxathon, fun and ganes and more.


Alhaurín de la Torre Open every Sunday 9am - 2pm.

The ARCH team at the Rescue Centre for Horses and Donkeys have resumed their popular Sunday open mornings. Visitors can come and meet the volunteers and the current residents. More information on Facebook: Centro Andalusi de Rescate de Caballos or

Clubhouse Gibraltar Charity Shop

Gibraltar 304a Main Street.

Clubhouse Gibraltar mental health support charity now has a selection of Christmas decorations, trees and gifts.

Christmas Charity Stalls

Mijas Every Wednesday and Saturday, 11am, in the square outside the town hall in La Cala.

There will be tables manned by charities from along the coast selling all types of Christmas gifts and crafts.

More ideas

Father Christmas

Almuñécar. 21, 22, 23 December, 5-8pm. Plaza Madrid.

Father Christmas will be stopping by to greet the children. Royal postboxes (for the Three Kings) will be situated in the Plaza Constitución, Plaza Madrid, Carrera de la Concepción, Plaza Magnolios, Plaza de Los Higuitos and Plaza del Acuario.

Father Christmas, Almuñécar.

Father Christmas, Almuñécar.

Christmas Panto

Fuengirola. 2-5 January, 7pm. Salon Varietes, C/ Emancipación.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Matinee performances at 2pm 3, 5 January. No evening performance on 5 January.

Lux Mundi Taize Prayer meetings

Torre del Mar. 18 December, 8.45pm. San Andrés parish church.

Place a candle with the names of loved ones who have departed and pray for all those who have lost their lives through the pandemic. Send an email or Whatsapp to be included in the prayers. Call: 952 543 334 or email:

Lux Mundi coffee mornings

Torre del Mar. Fridays, 11am - 1pm. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel.

Coffee mornings with coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of cake. A boutique with a range of new and nearly new clothing and accessories and also a wide stock of second hand English books.

18 December. A special Christmas coffee morning.

Diver Arte for children

Torremolinos. Until 8 May 2021, 12-1.30pm. Centro Cultural Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

Art workshops dedicated to the History of Art for children. Painting and creativity workshops and exhibitions of works. Registration at the centre or call: 952053835.