It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And the festive season is about to get even more wonderful for those spending their holidays in Malta.
This beautiful Mediterranean island is home to various events and activities to keep you entertained throughout the festive period. From traditional Christmas markets to lively concerts and spectacular live shows, there’s someone for everyone to get them into the festive season in Malta.
With its mild climate and sunny skies, spending Christmas in Malta is a unique experience, offering visitors an escape from the cold winter weather, making this island the perfect place to enjoy the holiday season in style.
So whether you’re looking for a cultural experience, a fun child-friendly activity, or an occasion to bring out the child in you—we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite festive events in Malta taking place this year:
When: 8th of December 2022 to 6th of January 2023
Where: Pjazza Tritoni, Valletta
Experience Malta’s Capital City, Valletta, like never before as its Pjazza Tritoni, right at the city’s entrance, is transformed into a magical Santa’s city, Fairyland. Attractions include Rudolph’s Big Wheel, Santa’s Magical Carousel, Little Airport, ice skating, Santa’s Grotto, and mini-games—not to mention a food court serving traditional, mouthwatering food and a typical Christmas market. This year’s event will also feature a World Cup Village—so you can cheer your team in a truly magical atmosphere!
2. NYE in Valletta
When: 31st of December 2022
Where: St. George’s Square, Valletta
It’s time to say goodbye to 2022 and welcome 2023! And what better way to do this than spending New Year’s Eve in Valletta? Spending this special moment in such a beautiful city is an experience you won’t forget—whether you opt for a romantic dinner in one of Valletta’s many restaurants or cafes or if you plan on attending the magical concert on the main stage in St George’s Square. Set against the Grandmaster’s Palace backdrop, local and international artists and bands come together in one huge concert, turning the Capital City into one big party—making it the ideal place to ring in the new year!
3. The Magical Illuminated Trail
When: 25th November 2022 – 7th January 2023
Where: Verdala Palace, Rabat
Following its success in the last two years, the Magical Illuminated Trail is back this year—and promises to be bigger and better than ever! The trail follows a winding path around the palace grounds and is lit with a spectacular display of lights and special effects. Explore the many attractions for this year, including the North Pole, Santa’s Toy Shop, Family of Pandas, Sea life, and many others!
This year’s event will also feature a New Christmas Village, where you can create and purchase your own personalised Christmas Bauble, candles, toys, and festive decor. There are plenty of food options, including some tasty Christmas treats!
This is truly magical, and the entire experience can be enjoyed by the whole family. And don’t forget your camera—this activity is packed with Instagrammable spots!
4. Cirque du Soleil
When: 24th November 2022 – 18th December 2022
Where: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta
World-renowned Cirque du Soleil is back on the island with one of their spectacular shows, Amora, a “moving, fun-filled and unforgettable celebration of the magnetic force of love, ” as they described! Featuring some of the world’s best acrobats, each performance combines the elements of theatre, dance, music, and artistry and creates a unique show that’s bound to get your heart racing! This is a truly magical experience and a sure way to make this festive season memorable, featuring magnificent light and sound effects, along with elaborate costumes and makeup.
5. Rock’n’Roll Christmas – UK’s Top Rock’ n’ Roll Show in Malta
When: 12th December 2022 – 13th December 2022
Where: Hilton Conference Centre, St. Julians
International Troupe That’ll Be The Day will be performing for the first time in Malta at the Hilton Conference Centre this December. With two concerts scheduled for the 12th and 13th of December, those attending will listen to all their favourite traditional Christmas music and popular Christmas songs combined in this classic Rock n Roll Christmas Show and hilarious comedic sketches and impersonations.
This incredibly popular troupe and their highly entertaining shows will provide you with an unforgettable night of music and dancing, making it a must to attend this Christmas!
Spend the festive season with us at be.HOTEL
With so many fun events you can attend in Malta during this festive season, basing yourself in a central location is a must! Our comfortable and beautiful rooms are nothing short of the perfect place to stay during your festive holiday in Malta.
Choose from our wide range of options, including Standard Rooms to Superior Sea-view rooms with breathtaking views of St. George’s Bay and Family Rooms and Suites, and spend the festive season in the right atmosphere at our stunning four-star accommodation.
We’re in the very heart of the lively town of St. Julians—which means you’ll be close to all the best shops, restaurants, and attractions—that is reachable either on foot or by transport.
Book your room now, or message us for more information, and we’ll help you plan the perfect getaway to Malta this winter.
Looking for more things to do this winter in Malta? Why not check out our blog on the top things to do in Malta during the colder months?