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November in Spain is a busy month, we start off with 1st being a national holiday with All Souls Day or better known as the Day of the Dead.

No sooner is that is over the skiing season starts on the 4th (depending on the area) so all the ski slopes are prepped either with snow machines or the real stuff.

This year the Sierra Nevada’s have already had 10cm of snow so looks like it will be a good season for skiing, snowboarding or even the infamous Après ski.

For the rest of Spain the villages and towns throughout are busy putting up the Christmas lights… and Spain love their Christmas lights.

The big event of the month is the 29th where in Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, Murcía, in fact everywhere in Spain it is the day the Christmas lights get officially switched on!

Our office in Costa Blanca enjoys the lights of Alicante, each year they get better and better.

Alicante

An important part of Christmas in Spain is setting up the crib or ‘belen’ as it is known here. Belen means Bethlehem and each town has impressive figurines and scenes depicting Christ’s birth in a stable and the arrival of the Three Kings. In Alicante, there is a short walk around the cribs to get you into the Christmas spirit.

However our office in the Costa del Sol enjoys one of the biggest Christmas show lights in Spain in the city of Málaga itself.

The Christmas lights are renewed every year, and this time thousands of stars have landed in the capital of the Costa del Sol for Christmas. A total of 1,646,049 energy-efficient points of light have been used for this display, which will remain lit for 41 days, from 27 November to 6 January.

Larios Street in Málaga

If you have not had the opportunity to go yet it is an amazing spectacle not to be missed!

Throughout the Christmas period you will find the special Christmas Markets set-up through the towns, these stay open late in the evening, decorated with fairy lights.

Typical Christmas Market

Santa Claus or Father Christmas is known as papá Noel and as in other countries is loved by all the children.So as we help you with your property search, we look forward to showing you the delights of Spain.