There is something truly magical about Christmas in Palma. 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!
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 cosy mountain retreat why not look at Hotel Gran Son Net with its huge Christmas tree and roaring fire or the Sant Francesc Hotel Palma which always goes the extra mile to decorate in style.
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.
Festivities and Markets:
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´.
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 !
So if you fancy getting away for Christmas and New Year in Mallorca then click Discover deals here or get in touch and we can offer ideas on where to stay.
Feliz Navidad and Salud !