So just after a few days later of the Christmas lights being switched on, we decided to take Lees family, niece and nephew to go and see them in there full glory.
So our adventure started driving down to Malaga city centre form Mijas, it was about a 40 minutes drive to the outskirts of town and unfortunately another 40 minutes to get in, yes you read that right. It was a nightmare an absolute nightmare but probably one we could have avoided as we went on the first Saturday evening they were on. Facepalm! Yep, also they had also closed some of the roads leading into town which didn’t help. I think our only saving grace was the local traffic police with their whistles guiding and controlling the flow of all the cars. Godspeed to them as they certainly earnt their stripes that night. So we eventually found a car park and made our way towards the lights after asking a local for directions.
The mass of people was tremendous but not as dazzling as the sea of lights over our heads. I have to admit it was until then when I saw the lights, did it feel like it was Christmas to me. In Spain they do have christmas but is called Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas) they do still decorate, have special holiday food, etc. but to me, it lacks some homely Christmas spirit. I’m not sure why but I suppose I miss doing those things myself and being close to my family.
Anyway back to the beautiful display, they had put on, there was entertainment in many forms, such as a live band playing music, people dressed up as children characters, hoards of balloons and sugared nuts to buy at every ten-yard intervals.
The kids were so excited, and I was in ore of all the twinkling festive spirit.
Christmas is probably my most favourite time of the year, the overindulgence the sense of family and togetherness is something I cherish deeply. It was lovely the see Malaga’s city centre but probably best not to go on Saturday of the opening weekend again. Lol
Christmas has officially started here, and I can’t wait to see what the next two weeks leading up to the big day will bring.