Concerts, children’s theater, zambombas: the shows that Malaga prepares for Christmas and the Fair

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With the thermometer above 20 degrees and with the sun as the protagonist, we can already know the plans that the Malaga City Council has for Christmas of this year. Unlike what happened last year, in which the pandemic forced a bit of a jump-start and the formalization of numerous minor contracts for the development of musical shows, this time the Festival area is acting well in advance.

Proof of this is that it has chosen to tender through a single procedure the contracting of all the shows linked to the August Fair, the Carnival, the Veladilla de San Juan and Christmas, among others. All this divided into two lots. The overall cost amounts to 825,838 euros (VAT included). Companies that are interested have until May 20 to present their offers.

The list of events included in the specifications that govern this procedure maintains the line of action already reflected in Christmas 2021. It is once again the protagonist Christmas comes to the Alamedawhere a series of artistic performances, at street level, with a minimum duration of 40 minutes.

The program includes a Christmas theme show (flamenco, jazz, pop groups) for Thursday, December 1; another for Friday December 2, and a parade of animation, dance and stilt walkers, with a minimum of 6 components, on Saturday 3.

It is also intended to develop a zambombas event in the Historic Center on December 9, 10, 21 and 22; Pastoral performances are planned, with a minimum of 10 components, through the streets of the old town between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on December 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22. To all of them we must add another pastoral in the inauguration of the Municipal Bethlehem.

And don’t forget the traditional Christmas concerts, with a minimum duration of 45 minutes. The initial plan is to have a flamenco artist or group, little or jazz from December 13 to 23, as well as flamenco zambombas between the 13 and 19 of that same month.

Designed for the little ones, this year the hiring of a theater group for a children’s musical in Plaza de Camas, with a minimum of 8 actors. It will take place on December 17, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The future successful bidder will also have to have the ccompany Events with History for the organization of dramatized storytelling, which will be held on December 22 and 23 in the streets of the Center, starting at 7:00 p.m. And the live Epiphany show, on January 5, 2023 in the atrium of the Cathedral, starting at 8:00 p.m.

Within this same lot of the contest the Festa Major de Verdiales is included, set for December 28; the new Year’s Eve partywith a dance orchestra, with a minimum of 10 members and a speaker animator. For this event, you must have a 5×5 tent with eight counters and 5,000 bags of personalized grapes. And you will have to hire the Real Postman show, from the company Ddq Kias Eventos, on January 2, 3 and 4, 2023 in the Plaza de la Constitución.

Shows for the Fair

From a strictly economic point of view, lot 1, the one linked to the Fair, is the largest, with almost 648,000 euros (VAT included). It includes the show of the opening speech of the festivities, which must have a minimum duration of 60 minutes and have a Spanish pop-rock artist or group on August 12.

To this first act we must add others that are equally traditional, such as the Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Victoryfor which a local rosemary choir is proposed on Saturday, August 13.

The bulk of the performances will take place in the Municipal auditorium, with a minimum duration of 60 minutes, in the case of the main artist, and 30 minutes, in the case of the opening act, between Saturday August 13 and Thursday August 18. For Friday and Saturday, the specifications speak of “production and infrastructure and services of the auditorium.”

The organization will include the performance of a local pop-rock or copla artist or group for the election of the queen and the mister of the Fair organized by the Málaga Federation of Supporters Clubs to be held on Monday, August 15.

We must add the performances during all the festivities in the Municipal Booth of Flamenco and Copla, with a minimum duration of 40 minutes; the performance of a Spanish song artist on August 19 and the availability of two presenters during the Spanish song contest.

In the Center Fair there is talk of performances, with a minimum duration of 40 minutes, with flamenco singers. To these musical performances must be added the celebration at the Children’s Municipal Booth of eight theatre, puppet, magic or children’s entertainment performances, with a minimum duration of 50 minutes, from August 13 to 20, 2022.

And the implementation of Magic Fair in Alcazabilla street, where there will be a multidisciplinary space of 1,800 square meters reserved for performances between August 14 and 20.

The coordination, mobile animation, yellow humor games, decoration and theming will correspond to Ddq Kias Events. And the following shows are planned: Teatreros por el mundo, by Acuario Teatro; Boquerón talent, from La Carpa Teatro; The cat with flip-flops, by Petit Teatro, and Nada por aqui, by La Fábrica de la Magia. There will also be a puppet stage, where One, two, three, the witch Federica again, will be represented by puppets. And the musical Susana and her summer dream of her.

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Concerts, children’s theater, zambombas: the shows that Malaga prepares for Christmas and the Fair

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