People use mobile phones to take pictures as Christmas lights are turned on to mark the start of the Christmas season at Marques de Larios street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in downtown Malaga, Spain, November 26, 2021. Spain turned on its Christmas lights on Friday (November 26) to mark the start of the season and spread cheer despite global COVID surge . REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People gather as Christmas lights are turned on to mark the start of the Christmas season at Marques de Larios street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in downtown Malaga, Spain, November 26, 2021. In southern Malaga, thousands gathered on Friday at Larios street to watch the lights, while touristic Barcelona lightened up its streets with colourful fountains. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People gather as Christmas lights are turned on to mark the start of the Christmas season at Marques de Larios street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in downtown Malaga, Spain, November 26, 2021. In Madrid, the installation of 11 million lights was budgeted at 3.6 million euros ($4 million), around 11% more than the year before. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People use mobile phones to take pictures as Christmas lights are turned on to mark the start of the Christmas season at Marques de Larios street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in downtown Malaga, Spain, November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Men play chess as people gather as Christmas lights are turned on to mark the start of the Christmas season at Marques de Larios street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in downtown Malaga, Spain, November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People gather before the Christmas lights were turned on to mark the start of the Christmas season at Marques de Larios street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in downtown Malaga, Spain, November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca