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Christmas shopping in Marbella

If you are planning a Christmas shopping trip in Marbella, you will be spoilt for choice with a wide choice of designer shops, elegant department stores and independent boutiques to buy exclusive gifts for family and friends.

Visiting with the family? Why not book a luxury Marbella villa for Christmas with a private chef?

The playground of the rich, famous and infamous, Marbella also has a high number of jewellery shops and large shopping complexes, speciality food shops, delicatessens and interior décor stores.

If you are looking for top-end goods, Puerto Banus or the main street through Marbella, Avenida Ricardo Soriano, which is lined with quirky shops. If you are looking for clothes, sports goods and even a multi-cinema complex, have a stroll around La Cañada just on the outskirts of Marbella. You will even find some M&S goodies here.

La Cañada has one of the biggest Apple Stores in Spain and other big names are Hollister, Ted Baker, Adidas, Guess, H&M, Zara, Mango, M&S, Salsa, Guess Kids, Kiko MakeUp, SKINC & Dreisog Surf. The whole centre is decked out with beautiful Christmas decorations and a massive, colourful tree. You will also find plenty of place to enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat to recharge your batteries while shopping.

Spain’s leading department store, El Corte Ingles, has a massive store in Puerto Banus where you can purchase everything from food to designer clothes. Hipercor is the large supermarket within El Corte Ingles on the ground floor.

If you are looking to bag a bargain, the best market is at the Plaza de Toros, the bull ring, Nueva Andalucia, just above Puerto Banus and operates on a Saturdays between 9am and 3pm, selling everything from arts and crafts, handbags, watches and leather goods to fresh fruit and vegetables.

If you are lucky enough to be staying in a luxury Marbella villa over Christmas and you can drag yourself out, make the most of the festivities around the shops and town centre. Bright red poinsettia flowers take pride of place on the pavements and shop windows are adorned with traditional decorations and colourful displays.

You will also find a host of restaurants offering special Christmas menus, from traditional English fare of roast turkey with all the trimmings to delicious Spanish offerings, including cured ham, chorizo and cheeses, lobster and prawns, succulent roast lamb and turron, a sweet nougat made with nuts and often filled with candied fruit.

Marbella offers an amazing choice of festive activities and you will find plenty of things to see during Christmas. Enjoy nativity scene routes, concerts on the streets and in the squares, lights, Christmas decorations, traditional folk music, carols and much more to make your visit very special.

Revellers pack the Old Town in Marbella for New Year’s Eve, attempting to eat 12 grapes at midnight (one for every chime of the bells), all washed down with copious amounts of cava – a great party that lasts until at least dawn.

Marbella is a stunning place to stay, any time of the year. Whether you are planning a group event, a family holiday or a special birthday celebration, you will find everything you need in a luxury Marbella villa, close to all the attractions.

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