Christmas angels in the Plaza de los Naranjos

Let there be (Christmas) light!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Especially in Marbella, where Marbella City Council recently unveiled plans for illuminating the season that include THREE MILLION lights as well as giant festive figures in squares and open spaces, “in order to attract visitors and promote activity in shops and hotels.”

At the presentation this week Councilor for Works, Diego López, together with the coordinating advisor of the Festival delegation, Yolanda Marín, stressed that “this year Marbella will be more illuminated than other cities, but a lower price, thanks to the technical and administrative specifications prepared on this occasion ”. He has also pointed out that “everything will be LED lighting, with reduction in electricity consumption and respect for the environment”.

Diego López and Yolanda Marín at the Press announcement

Costing €650,000, the lights will be officially turned on on November 25 and run until until January 6, which means that Marbella will have one of the longest Christmases in Spain .

The lighting will turn on on November 25, at 7p.m. in San Pedro Alcántara and at 7:30 p.m. in Marbella. The controversial remodeling of the Plaza de Los Naranjos has allowed the placement of two 12-meter-high angels. Other installations inclide a 16-metre Christmas tree and a large ball in the Francisco Cuevas Blanco Park, ‘Terrazas del Puerto Deportivo’. Another similar tree will be located on Avenida Nabeul, and large figures on Avenida del Mar.

So although many small businesses suffered during the pandemic, with 3 million lights at a cost of over 600K, at least Marbella will be visible from space this Christmas!

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