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Looking for the perfect place to spend the holiday season? Head over to Gozo!
Don’t miss out on the magical Gozitan atmosphere!

Jillian Mallia

Looking for the perfect holiday spot this festive season? Look no further! Malta’s sister isle of Gozo has a number of fun-packed activities and events for all the family to enjoy in store. Traditions, cribs, exhibitions and concerts are among the many events that will turn Gozo into a magical Christmas island!

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Christmas markets are big during this time of year, and they’re the perfect place to get hold of last-minute Christmas presents (oops). Stuck? Check out Visit Gozo’s gift guide, which includes traditional products such as yummy ġbejniet, honey rings and other sweet treats, and Gozitan liquors (because hey, it wouldn’t be the festive season without some booze!).

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Not into these delicious delicacies? You can also choose hand-woven and embroidered lace pieces, local filigree (intertwined fine gold and silver), pottery or blown glass works that make equally great gifts!

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You might want to take a break from stuffing your face over the festive season and do something to burn off all those calories! Hike and bike the hills and descend the valleys of Gozo along the coast and countryside. Cardio your way through the trail, breathe in the fresh air and take in the stunning Gozitan views. You won’t be disappointed!

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Want a relaxed afternoon? Roam around the streets of Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem, the annual live crib bringing the timeless nativity story to life! This year is the 10th edition of the crib, and it is truly a memorable experience. Help the carpenter with his chores, enjoy the unique surroundings of Maltese countryside and indulge in the traditional Christmas cakes and mulled wine, while you’re at it!

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There’s so much to explore in Gozo this festive season. Whether you visit Santa’s house, hear the angels sing (literally) during the Nativitate Domini concert, rock out at the Astra, or participate in the Christmas procession, you’ll definitely enjoy your time in Gozo this festive season!

Check out the full programme for the holiday season here


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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