Don´t go `dashing through the snow with a one horse open sleigh ´, come and visit Palma! Mallorca is on average ten degrees warmer than any northern European city and you can enjoy at least 6 or 7 hours of sunshine and daylight.
2.The Christmas Lights
Every street, plaza and avenue is ablaze and Palma should win first prize of any city in Europe for putting on the best display at this festive time of year.
3.The Christmas Markets
Christmas markets in and around Palma run from mid November through December and into January to the eve of the festival of ´The Three Kings `on 5th January. Favourites are Poble Espanól in Palma (6th – 11th December) and the Puerto Portals Christmas Market ( 6th December -5 th January). The Christmas Market at Portals with its glitzy shops and restaurants fits right in, with stall holders travelling from all over Europe to bag a spot here. So take a trip to a market and stroll around the tinselled stalls sipping mulled wine. There is also a great market in the beautifully lit Plaza Mayor in Palma with handmade souvenirs and a wide selection of traditional hand painted Nativity figures known as “Belenes”.
In the Advent season Mallorcan Christmas recipes passed down through generations are offered at many of the eateries around Palma as well of course as tantalising traditional tapas. The Christmas holiday itself starts with a huge dinner on Christmas Eve and doesn’t let up until the final slice of Roscón de Reyes cake is finished on Three Kings Day on January 6.
Whatever the Mallorcan weather , there is so much choice you won’t know where to start! Leather goods, jewellery, designer fashion or home furnishings with a difference, Palma has it all. Wander down Avinguda Jaime III into any of the shops under the arcade, stroll along ultra-chic Passeig del Borne and enter the little streets of the Old Town to visit the numerous unique and beautifully decorated shops that will delight at every turn.
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Salut! Festes de Nadal !