Malta
Christmas Day in Malta
Various Locations, Malta
Family Activity
Family Activity

Christmas is a highly celebrated festivity in Malta and Gozo, both for its religious significance a well as in its more social aspect. The season is celebrated to its fullest on the Maltese Islands, with the active participation of many; Nativity scenes, displays of cribs, carol services and other events are organised in each locality.

For a very special, spiritual evening, join the congregation at St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta for candlelit carol singing. Other Baroque parish churches across the Islands are just as awe-inspiring during advent. Their interiors are decked out in papal crimson and altars are adorned with flowers. All churches have a calendar of events, ranging from the procession of Mary and Joseph, to streets with groups of children carol singing.

Cribs are positively everywhere, from private houses to small chapels. Visiting cribs is a popular activity at Christmastime and many locals spend time going round touring the various ‘presepju' displays. Some are very artistic and elaborate, with figures moving around mechanically and a degree of detail that comes from hours of meticulous work by dedicated craftsmen.

A Christmas highlight, which is popular for children and adults alike, is the annual pantomime held at the Manoel Theatre and other venues. It's a happy mix of good slapstick humour for children and satire for adults.

Restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs all have their own entertainment, making for an abundant choice of what to do and see.


Dates
25th December 2023 10:00
Upcoming Events
Valletta
29th February 2024
A great opportunity to delve into the historical context of Valletta's shopping scene!

Lectures
Cospicua (Bormla)
29th February 2024
A captivating nocturnal walk!

Tour
San Gwann
1st March 2024
An unforgettable night of music and vibes!

Party
Valletta
1st March - 7th April 2024
Anne Immelé's exhibition: migration narratives intertwine

Exhibition
Pembroke
2nd March 2024

Family Activity
San Gwann
2nd March 2024
Experience energetic live sets, filled with non-stop dynamics and unique outbreaks!

Party
Ta' Qali
3rd March 2024
Non-club affiliated athletes are warmly welcomed to join in the excitement!

Race
Mdina
3rd March 2024
A chance for kids to learn about the evolution of light through fun experiments!

Kids event
Floriana
10th March 2024
Discover unique treasures from local artisans at the iconic Phoenicia Malta

Artisan Market
Valletta
15th - 16th March 2024
A delectable experience of local beers, delicious food and live music.

Festival
Siggiewi
16th March 2024

Sport
St Julian's
17th March 2024
Experience 8hrs of day-to-night Roof Top vibes this St Patrick's Day

Party
Marsa
17th - 30th March 2024
Artistic Holy Week exhibition made with coloured salt

Exhibition
St Julian's
18th March 2024
A St. Patrick's Bingo Bash with an open bar option!

Games night
Qrendi
19th - 20th March 2024
Experience the sun rising as Malta welcomes the start of spring at the Mnajdra Temples.

Historical event
Valletta
21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th March 2024
Experience the enchanting tale of Cinderella like never before

Show
Valletta
21st - 31st March 2024
A chance to explore innovative artistic and cultural experiences free of charge

Festival
Ta' Qali
23rd March 2024
Gigi D'Alessio in Concert featuring the Versatile Orchestra

Concert
Marsa
24th March 2024
A pageant highlighting the life of Jesus Christ!

Catholic pageant
Valletta
5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th April 2024
The classic musical ‘Oliver!’ is set to be performed on stage in Malta from this April.

Musical
Attard
6th & 7th April 2024
A family cultural celebration in Malta, capturing the spirit of exploration and togetherness.

Kids event
Mgarr
7th April 2024
A feast celebrating all things strawberry that all foodies and families are bound to love!

Festival
Zebbug
19th, 20th & 21st April 2024

Music
Ghaxaq
17th & 18th May 2024
Save the dates!

Music Festival
Ghaxaq
18th May 2024
Pop Icon is set to light up Malta!

Concert
Iklin
30th May 2024
Calling all rock fans and glam enthusiasts!

Concert
Ta' Qali
6th - 9th June 2024
Earth Garden is back!

Festival
Ta' Qali
26th June 2024
Mathematics Tour is coming to Malta!

Concert
Floriana
5th July 2024
BBC Radio 2 and the world-famous BBC Concert Orchestra are officially returning to Malta this July!

Concert