21 Dec Christmas markets in Malta
December is the month in which the Maltese archipelago comes alive with a suggestive and festive atmosphere: magic lights, candles, choir concerts, colourful nativity scenes, variegated decorations and … countless Christmas markets!
from the 7th to the 13th of December – St. Martin Street, 33, Rabat
Now in its 3rd edition, the Natalis Notabilis is a 7-day event that transforms the historic centre of Rabat into a Christmas wonderland! Around 100 stalls form Malta’s largest Christmas market. All the activities related to this festivity are varied and fun, such as the Nativity path located inside the secret garden of the Franciscan convent and the Natalis Notabilis nativity scene located in the 16th century convent, while, for those who love performances, the Ta ‘Gieżu church will host a series of choral festivals.
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE AT VALLETTA WATERFRONT
from the 1st to the 31st of December – Valletta Waterfront
From December 1st 2018 all the way to New Year’s Day, the Valletta Waterfront will give life to the classic Christmas village with a combination of decorations, music, food and entertainment linked to this magical time of the year. All the activities are free and will take place under the 10-metre-high Christmas tree and along the promenade: concerts, choirs, nativity scenes, handicrafts, face painting for children, puppet shows, inflatable castles, balloons and Santa Claus, who will be there with his helpers, ready to pose for the many photos with all the children. www.vallettawaterfront.com
ENCHANTED VILLAGE: CHRISTMAS MARKET AT SAN GWANN PRIMARY SCHOOL
from the 14th to the 16th of December, hours 4pm to 9pm – San Ġwann Primary School, Myrtle Avenue, San Ġwann
The first edition of this 3-day event will transform the school into an enchanted village. The entire weekend will feature numerous stalls and many fun activities for the whole family. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa, take souvenir photos, listen to animated stories and have lots of fun in the area set up specifically for them. The main stage will host a variety of artists ready to entertain visitors while they taste traditional food and mulled wine. Free entry.