Sunshine at Christmas?
Malta is a great place to visit in winter; as a matter of fact, the Islands boast 300 days of sun throughout the year, and the weather in winter remains mostly pleasant with the temperature being warm enough to enjoy a walk or a warm coffee outdoors, refreshed by a light sea breeze.
A variety of events to enjoy…
Over the Christmas period, the island is transformed, as this feast is very important to the locals. As a result, various activities are organized to cater for the most characteristic tastes. Due to Malta’s strong Christian roots, religious events, such as nativity plays, choir festivals and carols by candlelight are organised across the island.
Various street processions are held in the weeks and days before Christmas. The Christmas Eve Carol Service held at St John’s Co-Cathedral is a magical celebration. Besides religious activities, many cultural events coincide with the Christmas season, most predominately the annual Pantomime held at the Manoel Theatre – Malta’s national theatre. Various other art and photography exhibitions, ballets and concerts are also held during this period.
The main shopping areas open till late and streets are animated with music, colourful lights, decorations and even some Christmas Markets, instilling a joyous Christmas atmosphere.