In December, Ikea Málaga renews its free workshops so that the whole family has a fun time while learning. Both young and old will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge about crafts, cooking, educational robotics and large constructions. In addition, this month there is a sensory workshop aimed at the smallest members of the house.

Great opportunity to do a Christmas shop while your partner takes the kid(s) to these workshops.

The workshops, which will last approximately one hour, will be held at 10:30 and at 12.00 (two calls per workshop). Craft and cooking workshops are recommended for children from 3 years old, while robotics and construction workshops are aimed at children from 6 years old. The sensory workshop is for babies and children up to 3 years old. So a little bit for everyone!

To participate in these free workshops it is necessary to be a member of Ikea Family, in addition to pre-registering through the website indicating the number of attendees, since places are limited. All activities will take place in the restaurant, located on the first floor of Ikea Malaga, and children will have to come accompanied by an adult.


Craft workshop ‘Advent calendar’

Recommended age: from 3 years.

With photo frames, attendees will create beautiful advent calendars.


Sensory workshop for babies and children up to 3 years old

Using ‘snow’ as a common element, children will be able to manipulate, touch and feel the textures and sensations of this time of year by the Club Coccole.

With respect to age ranges, enrollment in these shifts is recommended:

– From 0 to 1 year: workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

– From 1 to 3 years: workshop from 12 to 13 hours.


Cooking workshop  “Gingerbread houses ”

Recommended age: from 3 years.

Christmas is here and it’s time to prepare by building and decorating gingerbread houses.


Educational Robotics Workshop

Recommended age: from 6 years.

Using Lego pieces, the children will build small figures to which they will be able to start operating and moving with the aid of a computer.


Large constructions workshop

Recommended age: from 6 years.

The participants will analyze the spatial and physical possibilities of the Tutakaboo pieces to make creative constructions.

REGISTRATION: to participate in the free workshops of Ikea Malaga, prior registration is required through the website. HERE


Malaga city’s much-anticipated Christmas light display will have a celebrity start this evening (Friday) when actor Antonio Banderas gets the job of flicking the switch.

This year the city’s central light displays have been completely renewed, although the central Calle Larios will still be the scene for a light and music show every evening between now and 6 January. Events kick off this evening at 6.30pm.

Among the new features this year is the projection of a Christmas story in Calle Alcazabilla, with the Alcazaba castle as the backdrop. From Saturday these shows will adopt a regular timetable coinciding with the displays in Calle Larios, at 6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm.

The newly pedestrianised and landscaped Alameda Principal will also be one of the city’s focal points. Private funding from El Corte Ingés, the Metro construction group and Fundación Unicaja has contributed to a new show focusing on an ancient ficus tree close to Calle Larios. The enchanted tree will come to life every evening, with regular times from Saturday at 7.15pm, 9pm and 10.15pm.


Christmas spirit also arrives this weekend in towns around the region as lights go on. Fuengirola’s big switch-on is scheduled for 7.30pm this evening (Friday) in the Plaza de España. The evening will also see the opening of the Christmas market and a dance display.


Saturday (30 November) is the big night for Marbella, where the focal point will be the “big Christmas tree” in Avenida del Mar which will offer its own light and music show at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Festivities this evening kick off in the Paseo de la Alameda with a street parade and children’s party from 5pm.

San Pedro

Neighbouring San Pedro also starts the season this Saturday with a children’s street parade from the Plaza de la Iglesia. The big switch-on will be at 7pm, which will be followed by a free concert from Merche (Spanish singer). The music and light show in Marqués de Duero will take place three times every evening, at 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30pm

Ever fancied having a go on a Segway and zip around the city of Malaga? Well now you can. These electric bikes are available to rent in Malaga near the port from €10 for 15 minutes, €20 for 30 minutes, €30 for an hour and €50 for two hours. They also offer guided tours. Call them to reserve.

The museum and tour for Malaga Football Club is open on Monday to Wednesday from 10am until 7pm and Thursday to Saturday from 3pm - 7pm. Closed on Sundays and home match days. The ticket office closes at 6.30pm. Cost is €8 for adults and €4 for under 18s.

The 5 senses tour runs from 10am-12pm from Monday to Saturday and takes a minimum group of 5 people from the tourism office in Plaza de la Marina through the city's historical centre showing you the cathedral, Picasso museum, Alcazaba Fortress and Santiago Church amongst other landmarks.

This theatre is located in the historic centre of Malaga and takes up the space of 370 locals with a huge hall for shows and exhibitions. It offers a range of shows from theatre, dance, pop rock, contemporary music, flamenco and festivals. All sorts of events throughout the year.


The Costa del Sol Tourist Board is based in Malaga but also runs an online website and facebook page which are extremely handy and informative and available in various languages. They provide a host of information about the Costa del Sol region and there are categories on the website such as What to do, dining out, accommodation, maps, municipalities and offers and deals.

BRUNO’S CAR  – Tel: (0034) 952 891 415

CARAMBA CAR – Tel : (0034) 952 376 517

GOOD CAR HIRE – Tel: (0034) 952 176 659

HELLE HOLLIS – Tel: (0034) 952 245 544

MALAGA CAR – Tel: +34 952 176 030 (0034) 600 523 523

RECORD RENT A CAR – Tel: (0034) 902 123 002 (0044) 870 735 0372

TONY’S RENT A CAR – Tel: (0034) 952 236 689 (0034) 661 319 490

VA VA VROOM LONG TERM RENTAL – Tel: (0034) 952 623 297

ZEST CAR HIRE  – +44 1362 852288

Sit back, relax and enjoy a fun and ecological tour with a Trixi - a sort of rickshaw on wheels! The drivers will show you the must see places but also other typical spots of Malaga. 2 adults and a small child can fit in and tours are €10 for 30 mins, €18 for 60 mins and €25 for 90 mins. Prices are for the tour not per person. Bike rentals are also available. They speak most languages including English.