Valletta
1963 photograph taken by a Valletta art studio shows Malta’s capital city lit up for Christmas
An impressive shot that is almost 60 years old!

Emma Galea

A series of photos shared by ‘Galea’s Art Studio – Valletta’ shows a Valletta from a time gone by!

The photos were captured by Joseph Galea, the man behind the art studio and they were shared by his son onto their social media page.

One of the photos include a shot, taken in 1963, showing Valletta completely lit up for Christmas as people make their way around the shops, buying all their Christmas presents.

One can see snowflakes, Christmas trees and Christmas Bells all lighting up Valletta’s main streets.

It looks like Christmas lights in Malta’s capital city were already common 60 years ago. Such decorations have been an annual tradition for the past few years that many Christmas lovers look forward to every year.  

Facebook/Galea's Art Studio & Facebook/Danny Doneo via Malta Weather

16th October 2023


Emma Galea
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Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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