Marbella Holiday and Festival Forum

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In the Marbella holiday and festival forum we organize all the questions and experiences sent to and posted on Marbella Family Fun related to holidays, festivals, culture, traditions and so on. Click on a topic that interests you to read more. For more information on festivals and events taking place in the area, see our page on Marbella Festivals.

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Marbella Holiday and Festival Comments:

Marbella Carnival The Marbella Carnival includes fun and entertainment in four different areas of the city - Marbella center, San Pedro de Alcantara, Nueva Andalucia and Las Chapas. 

San Pedro de Alcantara Carnival The San Pedro carnival coincides with celebrations that are also taking place in Marbella, Nueva Andalucia and Las Chapas with the Marbella Carnival. 

All Saints Day in Spain May 1st is Labor Day in Spain. This is a national holiday celebrating Spain´s economic and social achievements for workers all over the country.

Labor Day in Spain May 1st is Labor Day in Spain. This is a national holiday celebrating Spain´s economic and social achievements for workers all over the country.

Opening hours for Easter Could you please inform me about the opening dates of the Shops in Marbella around Easter Time?

Fathers Day in Spain When is Fathers Day in Spain ? I´m a bit confused.

Andalusia Day This day is celebrated every year on February 28th.

San Pedro Carnival The San Pedro Carnival is coming to town and will be held from March 18th to March 19, 2011.

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Marbella Carnival 2011 The Marbella Carnival is taking place this year from February 26th to March 13th.

Festivals in Marbella and Mijas Is there anywhere I can get a list with timings and dates of any festivals in Marbella and Mijas.

Gibraltar Beer and Cider Festival As August turns up the heat it's time for some cool refreshment in the shape of the O'Reilly's Beer & Cider Festival 2010.

Marbella International Jazz Festival 2010 The First International Jazz Festival in Marbella will take place from 20th to 26th July 2010 at the Marbella Municipal Football Stadium.

Marbella Tapas Festival 2010 The third Gastronomic Festival Marbella de Tapas is taking place at Avenida del Mar in Marbella from August 5 to August 8 with three Michelin Stars in the jury.

Capoeira Festival 2010 The IV International Capoeira Festival Marbella 2010 will be held for three consecutive days throughout various venues in Marbella and San Pedro de Alcántara on July 2,3 and 4.

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La Cala Reggae Festival 2010 Check out the Reggae Festival live at La Cala de Mijas on Mijas Costa just 25 minutes from Marbella.

Marbella Reggae Festival 2010 Don´t miss the fifth Marbella Reggae Festival on Saturday July 31 at 5:00pm at El Cable Beach under the east Marbella arch.

Roscon de Reyes cake Roscon de Reyes cake in Spain is a traditional round cake with a hole in the middle that is served the night before or morning of "Reyes"...

St. Lucia Day 2010 in Marbella Come celebrate Saint Lucia Day 2010 in Marbella on Monday December 13th at 6:00pm at Plaza de la Iglesia in Old Town Marbella.

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Childrens Christmas activities Is there a schedule of Children's Christmas activities in and around Marbella available?

2010 Christmas market in Marbella On Saturday December 4, 2010 at 12:00pm come celebrate the Christmas Market at the Puerto Deportivo in Marbella which takes place until December 8th.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception The Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Spain (Inmaculada Concepcion) is a national holiday and is celebrated on December 8th.

Constitution Day in Spain December 6th is Constitution Day in Spain (Día del Constitución) and is a national holiday.

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Christmas tree lighting in Marbella It´s time to get out and watch the Christmas lights in Marbella 2010.

La Cala Mijas Christmas market Mijas Town Hall is organizing a charity Christmas market in La Cala Mijas Costa on December 4 - 6, 2010 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.

Triple A dog show and Christmas Bazaar You are invited to visit us next Sunday December 19th at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Marbella from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Wish List charity Christmas lunch The Wish List Fund is organizing a Charity Christmas lunch on Tuesday December 14th at 12:30pm at the Marbella Golf and Country Club.

PAD animal shelter Christmas fair Help support animals in need by attending the PAD (Proteccion de Animales Domesticos) animal shelter Christmas fair on Saturday December 4, 2010 starting at 10:00am.

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Xmas dinner & New Years party at Los Monteros Los Monteros Hotel in Marbella is now offering a Christmas Eve dinner at the El Corzo restaurant and a Christmas brunch the next day at their restaurant La Cabane.

Foundation of Friends Christmas Fair Don´t miss the Foundation of Friends Christmas fair "It´s Christmas Time!" held at the Aloha Gardens Multisports Centre in Nueva Andalucia on Friday December 10.

Christmas holiday events & specials To make things a bit easier to sort through we have created this page to gather all our winter holiday information in one place.

Christmas Solidarity Bazaar in Marbella Get some Christmas shopping done early this year at the Christmas Solidarity Bazaar 2010 at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Marbella on Friday November 26 from 11:00am to 10:00pm.

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Supermarkets open on Christmas We arrive very late into Malaga airport on christmas eve would their be any supermarkets or small shops where we could buy food that eve or on christmas day?

La Virginia Christmas fair Could you please tell me the date of the La Virginia Xmas Artisan market 2010?

Father Christmas at La Cala Lions Club La Cala Lions Club will be meeting on Sunday November 21st at the Tamisa Golf Hotel and they will have a special guest that day - Father Christmas!

Larachí flamenco festival 2010 The Larachí Flamenco festival 2010 will hold three performances in Malaga on November 4th, 11th and 18th at the Auditorio de la Diputación Provincial at 8:30pm.

Flamenco jazz festival in Malaga The Flamenco Jazz Festival 2010 in Malaga will be held at the Teatro Albéniz in November and December.

Verdiales festival in Malaga The Verdiales Festival takes place every year on the outskirts of Malaga on December 28th from approximately 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Feast of San Martin The Feast of San Martin, also known as Día de San Martin or La Matanza (literally The Killing), takes place every year on November 11th.

Christmas fair at the Mijas Hippodrome On December 12, 2010 the Hipodromo Costa del Sol in Mijas will be holding a Christmas fair and party from 12:00pm - 11:30pm.

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Weekly courses to shine this Christmas Next 16th of November and until Dec. 18th, the weekly course "Shine This Christmas" will take place in several venues along the Costa del Sol .

Glitterati Christmas shopping evening 2010 Glitterati English bookshop is an Aladdins cave of interesting and unusual gifts. For the third year running Glitterati will be holding a Christmas shopping evening on Thursday December 9th...

Halloween decorations in Marbella I´d like to decorate my house for Halloween. Do you know where I can find Halloween decorations in Marbella or nearby?

Fireworks night Friends are interested to know if there might be any firework or bonfire night activities planned for 5th November or over that weekend?

Día del Toston Our neighbors tell us they are going out to celebrate the Dia del Toston on November 1st and want us to join them. What exactly are they going to do?

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Christmas Day lunch 2010 We will be in Marbella over Christmas and need to find a suitable place for 8 adults (inc 2 80 year old ladies) and a child of 8 for Xmas lunch that will be relaxed and not a silly price.

San Pedro de Alcantara Fair 2010 Here is the schedule put on by the Town Hall.

Día de la Hispanidad What is this holiday and where else is it celebrated?

Trick or treating in Marbella I am wondering if there is anywhere to go trick-or-treating.

Kidz Kingdom Halloween Party Dress yourself up and bring the kids to the Kidz Kingdom Halloween Party on Sunday October 31 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm for lots of fun and entertainment.

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Halloween Fair at Marbella Golf & Country Club Don´t miss the Halloween Fair at Marbella Golf and Country Club on October 30 and 31 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm.

San Pedro de Alcantara Feria 2010 Hi we are going to visit Marbella in October 2010, and I was wondering if you know the exact dates for the fiesta San Pedro de Alcantara?

Oktoberfest 2010 in Malaga Oktoberfest 2010 in Malaga will be celebrated from October 7th to the 17th in Plaza Marina.

La Colonia El Angel Feria If you´re looking for a bit of fun and Spanish culture then don´t miss the La Colonia El Angel Feria in San Pedro from Friday October 1 until Sunday October 3.

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Festival de la Copla 2010 The Festival la Copla 2010 will take place at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Marbella on Friday October 1 at 10:00pm.

8th Alora soup festival 2010 The 8th Alora soup festival 2010 also known as Día de las Sopas Perotas will be taking place this year on Saturday October 2 starting at 12:00pm.

Feria de San Miguel Toerremolinos fair 2010 The Feria de San Miguel Torremolinos Fair 2010 will be taking place from Wednesday September 29 until Saturday October 2.

Cheese festival 2010 in Teba The Andalusian Artisan Cheese Festival 2010 in Teba (Feria Mercado del Queso Artesano de Andalucia) will be held this year from Friday October 1 to Sunday October 3...

Festival Luna Mora in Guaro Some people were telling us about a festival with candles in the village of Guaro.

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Gibraltar National Day 2010 The gathering of the Community in red and white dress code is an important element of our National Day celebrations.

Costa del Sol in January We have booked a week in January to bring our parents and were wondering if many things were closed in the area.

Virgen del Carmen festival The Virgen del Carmen Festival is held on July 16, however celebrations are often held before and after that day.

Las Chapas Feria 2010 TMarbella Town Hall is organizing a complete and varied program for the Las Chapas Feria 2010 which is taking place July 9 to 11.

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May 1st holiday Is La Canada opened on May 1st? What about other shops in the commercial park (Leroy Merlin)?

Easter events in Marbella Do you know if there are any Easter events going on for children in Marbella?

Saturday 1st May Apart from Open Cor are any supermarkets open on Saturday 1st May?

Burial of the sardine I have heard a Spanish expression that can be translated by ¨burial of the sardine¨. Can you tell me what it means?

Semana Blanca What is Semana Blanca?

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Meaning of La Cabalgata Everybody is talking about "la cabalgata" on January 5th. What is the translation in English?

Three Kings holiday How do Spaniards celebrate the Three Kings holiday?

Dia de los Inocentes Everyone is acting strange and joking today on December 28th. I hear it is because of a holiday, dia de los Inocentes, what is this?

Spanish Christmas lottery Everybody is talking about the Christmas lottery these days. It seems this is some kind of tradition. Can you explain more about it?

New Year grape tradition Some Spanish friends have invited me to eat grapes for New Year´s Eve. Could you explain this tradition?

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Marbella Feria 2010 The annual fair in Marbella called La Feria de San Barnabé is starting this month and will last all week long.

Ferias in Spain What are ferias in Spain?

Marbella Art Fair 2010 The II Marbella International Art Festival will be held at La Alameda park and Avenida del Mar

What is San Juan Night? I have been invited by friends to attend La Noche de San Juan. What is it and what should I expect?

San Juan Night 2010 La Noche de San Juan, or San Juan Night, is a fun festival celebrated throughout Spain commemorating the longest day of the year...

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