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 2021 10:00
Upcoming Events
Rabat, Gozo
10th December 2021

Show
Xewkija, Gozo
10th, 11th & 12th December 2021

Christmas market
St Julian's
11th December 2021

Party
Gozo
11th December 2021

Christmas market
Gozo
12th December 2021

Christmas event
Victoria, Gozo
16th December 2021

Concert
Gozo
17th December 2021

Festival
Ghajnsielem, Gozo
22nd December 2021

Concert
Malta & Gozo
24th December 2021

Family Activity
Valletta
26th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th December 2021

Show
Victoria, Gozo
31st December 2021
Celebrate in Gozo!

Party
Malta & Gozo
31st December 2021
Party the night away!

Festival