Why you should visit Marbella during Christmas?
If you use to come to Marbella to spend you summer holidays, but you don´t visit the city during the winter season, specially on Christmas time you are missing lots of wonderful things, here you have some of them:
1 – See oranges in Orange Trees Square
Town Hall Square is called “Orange Trees Square” because those trees produce oranges, no kidding. In spring you can see the orange blossoms and smell their wonderful aroma, but no oranges hanging on the trees. Winter is the only season of the year when you can see the oranges on trees and the amazing colorful views they give to the city.
2 – Have a hot chocolate with churros because you really need it to warm up yourself, not because is a tradition.
Colder temperatures fancy much more a hot chocolate with churros than hot summer days, no discussion admitted. Winter days are shorter than summer days, and it is quite warming to have a hot chocolate in the afternoon.
3 – Walk around Old town at night to see Christmas lights and decorations.
Marbella Old town is one of the most visited of Andalusia for its uniqueness and because it still preserves the style of Andalusian village, can you imagine it decorated with Christmas lights? If you used to take pictures during day time in summer, you’ll get mad at night with the sight of all Xmas lights and narrow streets, squares and shops bright decorations.
4 – Sing Christmas Carols sunbathing at the beach.
Celebrate the New Year or Christmas Day with a open air meal or even at the beach, it is priceless. Definitely winter sun is very nice and especially knowing that the previous week you were with scarf and gloves freezing in your way to work.
5 – Pretend to be “Pretty Woman” in Puerto Banus
The truth is that there is far fewer people in Puerto Banus, but luxury boutiques are open and waiting for you. Get in and enjoy! Remember this? “We are gonna need a few more people helping us, we are going to be spending an obscene amount of money in here, so we´re going to need a lot more help to sucking up to us ” (Richard Gere in Pretty Woman) The dream of every fashion victim.
6 – Be able to wear your favorite gown on New Year´s Eve with no need to cover it with a coat.
With a minimum night temperature around 15 Celsius degrees, you can leave your coat at home and boast your festive outfit. A nice scarf or foulard would be enough.
Marbella is such a rich mix of cultures and traditions that accepts almost everything, you can get to a Christmas party dressed up like you are walking the red carpet at the Oscar´s night or as if you were to attend to your little nephew school party, you will be always welcome, although in both cases you will leave your coat at home.
7 – Enjoy the best sunsets of the year
From December to February the sun is at its lowest point, so you will be able to enjoy the most spectacular sunsets of the year over the sea, impossible to see in summer time.
If you don´t know where to spend New Year´s Eve… you should read this!
Are you going to miss it ??