Be it for the religous significance or the social aspect of the Maltese people, Christmas in Malta and Gozo is celebrated beautifully. This joyous season is celebrated to its fullest on our Islands, having a high participation rate for events, from tourists as well as locals.
In most localities, one can find Christmas Carol singing, beautiful organised cribs, with also live nativity scenes in specific villages. Those who like a very special and spiritual evening, can attend and join the St Johns Co-Cathedral congregation in Valletta; where a candlelit carol singing service is held.
Since the Maltese are predominantly Catholic, in most localities, Midnight Mass is held.Most of the time this is followed by a couple of drinks at a local bar, or a large early breakfast in a nice restaurant, hotel or gatherings at someone's home.
Christmas lights, decorations, and christmas carols cheer up our main streets, especially in Valletta, Sliema, St Julians, Mellieha, Mosta, Birkirkara, and other beautiful villages. One can also find a Christmas Village at Sweethaven, in Popeye's Village, Mellieha and in Gozo, there is the wellknown Bethlehem F'Ghajnsielem , a month long enactment, taking us back to 2000 years, back to the original nativity story. Follow this link to find out the daily program and opening hours of this beautiful, must see, throughout December & first 3 days in January. Bethlehem F'Ghajnsielem
The favourite part for most of the locals, is the food aspect... from delicious Christmas pudding, to Christmas cakes, Christmas logs, Christmas Cookies, Mince Pies, Honey Rings (Qaghaq ta l-ghasel), Hot Chestnuts (Imbuljuta), Bread Pudding, Grand Christmas Lunch and so much more...! List can go on and on ...
With so much going on in the festive season, one is only left with one question... how can i fit in all of this??!
Click here to find a number of events available.
Posted On 27 November 2015