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.

25th December 2020 10:00
Upcoming Events
29th October 2020
A captivating masterpiece

7th November 2020
Not to be missed!

8th November 2020

Memorial Day
11th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th November 2020
Calling all book lovers!

14th November 2020
Stepping back in time...

5th December 2020
Coming back, stronger than ever!

Senglea (Isla)
19th December 2020
The wait is over!

Social Event
26th December 2020
Coming together for one cause!

Charity event
Victoria, Gozo
31st December 2020
Celebrate in Gozo!

31st December 2020
Valletta is definitely the place to be!

Malta & Gozo
31st December 2020
Party the night away!