As you already know we’re closed over the holidays. Our Winter break will be over on March the 6th, but this doesn’t mean we won’t recommend a Christmas holiday here in Mallorca.
It doesn’t matter what time of the year you come visit, this island is always an idyllic destination for a Mediterranean holiday. And today we will tell you what Mallorca is like over Christmas.
Christmas in Mallorca
First things first: the weather is really pleasant on our Mediterranean island. It is usually dry and sunny, even though we have some rainy days too, we can’t forget it’s winter! To be honest, we feel like the best place to spend a Christmas holiday in Mallorca is Palma.
The capital city of the Balearic Islands is packed with cafés, shops, restaurants, theatres, museums and art galleries open all year around. The Christmas lights are really wonderful to watch and the cobbled streets of Palma’s centre will easily win you over!
Traditions and celebrations over Christmas in Mallorca
To really get in the Christmas spirit the first obvious thing to do is visit a Christmas market. Every town has its own Christmas market taking over the main streets of the city centre, but the most remarkable Christmas markets take place near Palma: in Puerto Portals and at Pueblo Español.
If you’re after the authentic Majorcan experience you must head to Palma cathedral after Christmas Eve dinner, as a traditional mass takes place at midnight. At New Year’s there’s a festive atmosphere in Palma: free music, festivities and Fireworks take place all over the city.
But probably the most authentic Spanish tradition is the Three Kings Day. This big celebration takes place on January the 6th, the Three Kings Day, celebrated in memory of the three wise men that brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to baby Jesus.
The day before, on the 5th, the Three Kings visit all the places around the island with a spectacular parade handing out sweets to children and waving at them. The next morning, the children open their presents at their homes and the Christmas festivities are officially over.