Malta Christmas Activities 2011 Are you spending your Christmas in Malta?
Are you spending your Christmas in Malta?
Check out our overview of the main Malta Christmas Activities for 2011.
The Maltese Islands celebrate Christmas in a huge way and you can see and feel the Christmas spirit in practically all locations.
Malta’s capital city Valletta offers a multitude of Christmas activities and events during the festive season.
St. George’s Square in Valletta (which has recently been renovated) is once again going to be the "focal point" with particular emphasis going to this magnificent square during the national New Year's Eve celebrations.
This year, the celebrations will be spread out to other streets in Valletta as well.
So if you’re visiting Malta during Christmas time, make sure to head to Valletta at some point.
Christmas in Valletta: Activities and Christmas Traditions
Throughout the month of December, Valletta comes alive with a host of activities and events.
Following are just a few of the main ones that are related to Christmas:
- Traditional Christmas Carols
- Nativity Trail
- Annual Christmas Concert – Malta Police Force Big Band
- National Baby Jesus Procession in the main streets of Valletta
Want to do a spot of shopping while in Malta? No problem! Throughout December, most of the main shops in Valletta will stay open until 10.00pm.
Why not go to Ghajnsielem to visit the Nativity Village and immerse yourself into the Christmas spirit?
Spread over a huge piece of land near the main square in Ghajnsielem, this live Nativity Village is sure to warm your heart. A number of volunteers have come together and re-created typical scenes of Bethlehem.
See carpenters and blacksmiths at work, go to a typical market and gaze in awe at the main grotto with Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus.
For opening times and dates, visit www.ghajnsielem.com/bethlehem
Of course this is just an overview of some of the main Malta Christmas activities and events that will be happening in 2011. Restaurants, hotels and other entertainment venues will have their own special Christmas activities.
Many localities organize Christmas Cribs displays and exhibitions which are worth a visit if your itinerary allows it.
For a list of some of the most popular exhibitions, go to our Christmas Crib section.