Will you be ringing in the New Year in the UK? Perhaps you plan to avoid the crowds and stay at home with Jules and Co, and watch New Year fireworks from around the globe. What about if you find yourself in Spain? We have already looked at Christmas in Spain and all it entails, but what about the New Year? If you are lucky enough to own a property in Marbella, you might take the short journey to the centre of Málaga. Celebrate in style with our guide to ringing in the New Year – in Málaga.

Spanish traditions for New Year

So, forget Auld Lang Syne. New Year in Spain means three things. Assemble family and friends in the closest Plaza and go for it. There will be Cava, cold and bubbly, and there will be grapes, the idea is a gulp and a chew for each chime of the twelve o’clock bell, sending the old year away. Be mindful of how you dress, red knickers are de riguer at New Year in Spain. They will hopefully bring you good luck for the rest of the year, at home or abroad.

Where to go

Let’s celebrate the arrival of 2018 in one of the main squares of Malaga, there will be crowds to celebrate the arrival of the New Want to meet up with friends? Then choose a central location. if you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and family you can arrange to meet up in one of the following locations, in the city centre, or one of the outlying locations:

Malaga: Plaza de la Constitucion and Calle Larios
Torremolinos: Auditorio Municipal Principe de Asturias
Benalmadena: Plaza de la Mezquita
Fuengirola: Plaza de España
Marbella: Plaza de Los Naranjos

How to get there

Be sensible this New Year’s Eve, and leave the car at home. You will have a glass or twenty of Cava, and let’s face it, you know parking will be a complete nightmare. So, bus it, take a taxi – ordered in advance – or take the train. Malaga’s celebrations will carry on so late into the night, that you will be bound to be there for breakfast anyway, so prepare for a long night ahead. It’s all good fun! Join in with the party, and here’s wishing you all the best for the year ahead, from Fab Property Spain!

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