Magical Marbella at Christmas What to See & Do

Magical Marbella at Christmas What to See & Do

Magical Marbella at Christmas What to See & Do
13th December 2023

With Christmas fast approaching, Marbella is transforming into a Christmas wonderland, decorated with shimmering Christmas lights, bustling markets, extravagant New Year's Eve parties, and exquisite fine dining experiences.

Whether it’s your first Christmas in Spain, or if you’re simply looking to do something different this year, there’s so much going on this festive season in Marbella. Keep reading to find out more!

Christmas Fine Dining in Marbella

From Michelin-starred restaurants to undiscovered hidden gems, Marbella's food scene is a haven for food enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for traditional Spanish foods or international cuisine, you’ll find something for every palate here.

You can’t get a real taste of Marbella without visiting one of the local celebrity chefs Dani García’s venues. Tragabuches, just one of García’s offerings from his extensive restaurant portfolio, promises a dining experience like no other, embracing the essence of traditional Spanish cuisine in a welcoming and lively setting. Using local ingredients from around the Costa del Sol, including cheeses from Ronda, eggs from Casares and Iberian meats from the Genal Valley, Tragabuches is a place where guests can sample the rich tapestry of Andalucían cuisine.

If you’re in search of a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day lunch in Marbella this year, don’t miss out on Nomad in Aloha, Nueva Andalucía. This boutique venue promises festive flavours and magical performances for their Christmas offering, which includes an extensive and delicious 5-course menu. If a Christmas meal isn’t for you, you can also indulge in their lavish ‘Wanderers’ Bottomless Brunch every Sunday throughout December.

For those with a discerning palette El Patio is a great choice. This culinary gem combines traditional Spanish dining with a modern twist. Located within the prestigious Marbella Club on the Golden Mile, El Patio is a fantastic setting in which to enjoy a gorgeous fusion of Spanish and Arabic cuisine. With its dedication to preserving Spanish culinary heritage, while incorporating innovative touches, El Patio is a must-visit destination if you’re seeking a true taste of Marbella's diverse food scene.

If creating a warm and festive atmosphere for your guests is your vision for the holiday season, Marbella offers a variety of private dining options. This allows you to unwind, enjoy, and share quality moments with your family and friends within the comfort of your home. Whether you're planning a grand gathering, an intimate celebration, or a dinner party, Marbella boasts numerous private catering companies and skilled private chefs. They stand ready to craft tailored menus and deliver exceptional dining experiences in your own home.

Enchanting Christmas Markets

Marbella hosts a range of traditional markets offering handcrafted ornaments, artisanal gifts, and local delicacies that are perfect for unique Christmas presents or personalised gifts. Wander through the Plaza de Los Naranjos, Parque Alameda or the marina, while sampling traditional warm chestnuts, or sip on a mulled wine while enjoying live music and street performances that amplify the festive spirit.

Puerto Banús also hosts its own Christmas markets from 1st December to 6th January, featuring a Christmas village for children to visit Santa and his elves, as well as a range of gastronomic treats for adults. We highly recommend taking a stroll around the beautiful port area at night and taking in the sparkling Christmas lights, stopping for a drink in one of the many nearby bars and restaurants.

New Year's Eve Extravaganzas

Say goodbye to the old and welcome the new in Marbella this New Year’s Eve! With such an incredible range of luxury hotels and exclusive venues in the area, there’s plenty on offer to see out 2023 in style, no matter what your vibe is.

If you’re looking for a luxurious gala-style event this New Year’s Eve, check out Nota Blu Marbella’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner menu. Head Chef Fabián Cangas has curated an exquisite selection of foods that reflects his love for French cuisine, whilst the venue itself is inspired by the sophistication of capitals such as New York and Paris.

If you're in search of a vibrant New Year's Eve celebration in one of Nueva Andalucía’s most coveted venues, then head to Breathe for their ‘On Fire’ New Year’s Eve party. This gorgeous eco-concept venue will leave you feeling miles away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Banús, as you celebrate the new year under the stars.

Do you want to break the mould this New Year’s Eve? Then head over to the exclusive Puente Romano resort and indulge in Nobu’s exquisite New Year’s Eve menu. Featuring their classic selection of Japanese fusion cuisine, guests have the chance to enjoy Nobu’s extensive 11-course New Year’s Eve menu, featuring luxury delights such as A5 Japanese wagyu, lobster and caviar. 

Marbella’s Christmas Delights

If you’re looking to get involved with even more festivities this Christmas in Marbella, we highly recommend taking a look at the Ayuntamiento de Marbella’s extensive Christmas programme, where you’ll find an incredible range of events happening across the municipality, which includes the areas of Nueva Andalucía, Las Chapas and San Pedro de Alcántara.

Luxury Property in Marbella with LVS

Looking for an extended holiday season in Marbella? Make Marbella your home this Christmas and secure your dream real estate investment with LVS.

With over 25 years of experience working within luxury real estate in Marbella and the surrounding areas, our small, friendly and knowledgeable team of approachable sales agents are on hand to turn your property dreams into reality.

Whether you’re looking for a secluded villa within a rolling estate, a luxury penthouse hideaway, or a cosy home-from-home by the sea, our extensive and constantly evolving property portfolio caters to a diverse range of tastes and desires. Get in touch with LVS to see how we can help you this winter.

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