The Christmas lights of the Malaga Botanical Garden is another of the Christmas light shows in Malaga. In addition, it is a perfect complement to the famous Malaga Christmas lights of Calle Larios.

  • You can enjoy it in the Botanical Garden – Historic La Concepción (Camino del Jardín Botánico, 3, Málaga).
  • The Malaga botanical garden was created in 1855, houses a one of the best collections in Europe of subtropical flora in the open air.

The title of the Christmas Light Show at the Malaga Botanical Garden in 2022 is “STELA: The Journey of the Eastern Star”

What are the Christmas lights of the Malaga botanical garden ?

The lights of the botanical garden is a light tour that will allow visitors to accompany the Three Wise Men on their magical and surprising journey along the Star of the East.

Millions of light points will illuminate a renewed route, of 2.2 kilometers through the botanical garden of Malaga. More than 20 lighting installations will transport the visitor to places as historical as Persia, Babylon or Bethlehem.

Saturday, November 26th, 2022, is the premiere of the Christmas lights of the botanical garden of Malaga, making Malaga one of the most beautiful European cities to enjoy Christmas in 2022.



A show that triumphs in Europe.

The lights of the Malaga Botanical Garden are an adaptation of ‘Christmas Garden’, an international project that began in Royal Botanic Gardens-Kew in London.

Today can be enjoyed in 17 cities such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Paris and which has been redesigned taking into account the history of the garden.

The lights of the botanist arrived in Malaga for the first time last year receiving more than 100,000 visitors.


How long does the tour of the Christmas lights of the Botanical Garden Malaga?

The route is circular, approximately 2.2 kilometers long. It is made up of 2 million light points (LEDs) that illuminate the beautiful complex and transform one of the most beautiful and important tropical gardens in Spain into a magical ocean of splendor.

The tour of the lights of the botanical garden in Malaga takes 60-90 minutes for the complete tour, calmly, taking photos and enjoying the garden .

  • More than 20 light installations will transport visitors to historical places such as Persia, Babylon or Bethlehem.
  • The new proposal of The lights of the Botanical Garden completely renews the route compared to last year.

The show of Lights in the Botanical Garden of Malaga at Christmas.

This year Las luces del Botánico presents “STELA: The Voyage of the Eastern Star“. A new light tour that will allow visitors to accompany the Three Wise Men on their magical and surprising journey alongside the Eastern Star.

STELA is a story known to all, like you’ve never been told before.

  • More than 20 light installations will transport visitors to historical places such as Persia, Babylon or Bethlehem.
  • The new proposal of The lights of the Botanical Garden completely renews the route compared to last year.

Thus, the journey through the lights of the Botanical will begin in Persia, to enjoy Arabian architectural elements ” and very special corners”. The tour will continue, next to the Eastern Star, to Babylon , “one of the most amazing places through which the Magi passed”.

In Babylon there will be lustrous gardens, you will be able to observe northern lights and hanging flowers.

Lastly, the journey will end in Bethlehem, the last destination of the Eastern Star. There you can see the scene of the birth in the Portal. But this will not be all, because the organizers promise a multitude of surprises throughout the tour.


Christmas-Lighst at Malaga Botanical Garden

The Malaga Botanical Lights show in 2021.

The history of Malaga’s own botanical garden was the central theme of the show in 2021, although there are also recreations:

  • Luminous animals (owls, deer, rabbits, foxes)
  • Floral elements such as a biznaga, floors illuminated with flowers.
  • A beautiful area with thunder.
  • The bamboo area, seen in blue colors, in the mist.

The show has references to the relationship between Jorge Loring and Amalia Heredia. A dramatized narration of the memories and beautiful stories of the Concepción Botanical-Historical Garden in Malaga. The music chosen is Tchaikovsky’s ballet for its Christmas references.

Almost at the end of the tour we will see three illuminated silhouettes: King Alfonso XIII, Sissi Empress and Queen Isabell II.



Schedules, tickets and prices of the lights of Botanical Garden of Malaga.

Schedules of the lights of the Malaga Botanical Garden 2022.

You can enjoy the lights of the botanist from November 26, 2022 to January 8, 2022.

The light show at the Malaga botanist has the following times:

  • Monday to Sunday: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (7 access sections).
  • Closed on December 24th and 31st and January 5th.

30-minute intervals have been established to control access. That is, you have half an hour to introduce yourself during your interval.

  • For example, if you have bought a ticket for 7:30 p.m., you can show up at the access area between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Entrances to the Christmas lights of Malaga Botanical garden.

Tickets can be purchased online at the show website (recommended option) or at direct ticket sales.

  • General admission: €14 (Friday to Sunday, holidays and the eve of holidays, and special dates).
  • Reduced ticket: €12. (Monday to Thursday, except holidays, the eve of holidays and special dates).

    • People with functional diversity, students, over 65 years of age and under 18 years of age.
    • Special dates: 12/27 to 12/29 and from 01/02 to 01/04
  • The Family Pack is also available: 2 adults and 2 minors for €42 (€36 for tickets + €6 management fees).

All tickets purchased via the web will add a management fee of €1.50.

On the web you will be able to see the availability for each time slot, so you can better organize your visit.

Input considerations.

  • Children under 16 years of age must enter accompanied by a responsible adult and must always be accompanied and supervised by adults.
  • Children up to 24 months have free admission.
  • Tickets can only be returned, and their price will be refunded, only if the event is canceled and/or rescheduled.


How to get to Malaga botanical garden?

The first thing will be to get to the Botanical Garden – Historical La Concepción, located at Camino del Jardín Botánico, 3, Málaga.

The car is usually the most common way to get to the Botanical Garden of Malaga. For other alternatives, a special bus has been set up, which will take us to the lights of the botanist.

The botanical garden car park is small and usually fills up quickly. Take a look for parking near the Centro Asistencial San Juan de Dios

“Christmas Lights” Tourist Bus (line 91)

There is another bus, line 2, which leaves us at the “Ciudad Jardín” stop, 10 minutes away walking from the garden. However, having the comfort of a bus that takes us directly to the door of the botanical garden, it is the option that we recommend.

This bus Christmas Lights has a daily service every hour during the week and every 30 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays ( December 7th, included)

  • Departure: from Renfe Vialia station to the Botanical Garden, making stops at Pasillo de Santa Isabel- Jorge Silvela (Red Cross), La Concepción Botanical-Historical Garden
  • Return: La Concepción Botanical-Historical Garden, Martiricos, Fire Station – Vialia

The Christmas Lights Tourist Bus Service costs €2.80 for the round trip.

Timetable of the “Christmas lights” tourist bus.

Below, you can find the departure times from Renfe Vialia and back, from the Botanical Garden.


Other considerations about the lights in the Malaga botanical garden.

  • Smoking is prohibited throughout the tour.
  • Drinks and food are not allowed inside the premises.
    • Inside there is a selection of Christmas specials with delicious food and drinks.
  • The Botanical Lights takes place in any weather condition, even when it rains.
    • Tickets cannot be returned in case of adverse weather conditions.
  • Dogs are allowed.