Christmas and New Year in Palma is truly magical.
Bathed in winter sunlight, this beautiful Mediterranean city sits beside the palm-fringed blue sea and has a festive atmosphere like no other. And the extra bit of magic of course are the Christmas lights!
Hotels in Palma at Christmas :
There are some superb hotels to choose from in the MallorcanTonic collection in and around Palma for Christmas and New Year all beautifully decorated to get you in the festive mood and offering discounts, upgrades and cava. For a seaside option why not look at Hotel El Llorenç Parc de Mar with its beautiful Christmas tree or the Hotel Sant Francesc Singular which always goes the extra mile to decorate in style.
Shops in Palma at Christmas :
Palma has fantastic shopping. No bland chainstores here. Think wonderful food markets, chic boulevards, stylish shops with the latest designs and fashions interspersed with traditional Mallorcan artisans and bodegas. Finding that unique Christmas gift could not be easier.
All shops close on Christmas Day but by 26th December it is is pretty much business as usual. The opening hours in Palma are long so, if you enjoy a good mooch, you won’t be disappointed.
Fiestas and Christmas Markets in Mallorca:
As well as the traditional weekly markets, you can of course enjoy the many Christmas markets in Palma and around the island. There is a vast Christmas market on Plaza Major as well as very glamorous offerings in Puerto Portals and Port Adriano. There are carol services and concerts and New Year´s Eve ( ´Nochevieja´) is celebrated in style with parties and fireworks.
Its time to party again on 5th January when both Palma and every town on the island hosts parades to celebrate the arrival of `The Three Kings´.
Restaurants at Christmas in Palma :
You will find plenty of places eat at Christmas in Palma around the old Sa Llonja area and the Santa Catalina neighbourhood and of course all the hotels restaurants are open, many of whom offer a special Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year´s Eve Gala Dinner. Booking is advisable in advance !
Feliz Navidad and Salud !