In Malaga the traditional inauguration ceremony of this year’s Christmas lighting takes place at Plaza de la Constitución tonight, Friday 28 November at. 7:30 p.m. There will be a children’s parties and the popular singer Chenoa (María Laura Corradini Falomir) will hold a concert on the main square.
Málaga’s Christmas lights have always been fantastic and this year will be even more incredible. The municipality knows that the Christmas lights draws hordes of tourists to the city and has therefore opened the wallet a little extra. The budget for this year’s lighting is 573,000 Euro, which is an increase of 15.1% over last year’s figures. There are over 2 million light years Christmas street, while last year there were “only” 1.37 million lamps. The vast majority are of the new power-saving LED technology that reduces CO2 emissions and energy costs despite more lights compared with last year.
Even the duration of the Christmas lights has been increased this year. On weekdays they will be lit from 6:30 p.m. to 2 am. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays the lights will be extinguished later and the last day of this season’s Christmas lights is January 6, 2015.
The lighting is installed on all major areas in the city, but the most spectacular is probably Calle Larios with 600,000 lights and up to 15 feet tall installations.
The editorial team from megafon.net will go to Málaga this evening to take some pictures and we will come back again with photos of this year’s lighting. Until then you can enjoy the above archive photo from the main street in the middle of town – Alameda Principal. See you in Malaga!