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What's on in Mallorca December 2018

Christmas markets, food festivals, ice skating, music concerts & more

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Jose Rains | Mallorca Reporter | Published: 29 Nov 2018


What's on in Mallorca December 2018

December is the most magical time of the year in Mallorca. With the Christmas decorations up, various Christmas markets, concerts and theatre productions, it’s all going on.

Here's our selection of the best things to do this December in Mallorca. Keep an eye on our site as we'll be publishing a more detailed article about What's On during Christmas and New Year later in December!

Get into the festive spirit at a Christmas market


Palma’s Plaça Major’s Christmas Market opened on November 21st, so those keen to get into the festive spirit early this year can take full advantage. It’s one of Mallorca’s more traditional Spanish markets, open daily between 10:00 and 21:00 all the way up to January 6th 2018. The ‘show village’ of Pueblo Español once again transforms into a magical winter wonderland between December 5th and 9th 2018 between 12:00 and 23:00, and is one of the biggest Christmas events on the island. Whilst adults can expect to pay €5 entry for this particular market, children up to 12 years old are admitted for free. You can expect some top quality gift stalls, food and drinks stands and, of course, plenty of opportunities to enjoy some mulled wine with friends.

On the south-west coast, the swanky Puerto Portals Christmas Market takes place between December 20th 2018 and January 6th 2019. It is an upmarket affair with the bubbles flowing and some well-heeled patrons but also puts on exceptional entertainment for the little ones. This year, Nikki Beach, the VIP's favourite beach club, will be setting up a stall at Puerto Portals serving some of their delicious dishes.

Also see: Events Calendar for Mallorca, Majorca

Get your skates on


Palma’s main ice rink is open throughout December and can be found by the station at Parc de Ses Estaciós. Alternatively, some of the island's ports host their own ice skating rings. Port Adriano’s ice theme park featuring a 300m2 ice skating rink returns on December 21st and will be open every day up until January 7th from midday until 20.00 except for the 25th and 31st when it closes at 18.00. It is free to use! This year, the swanky marina has a 3-metre high and 30-metre long slide for the little ones to enjoy. Puerto Portals popular ice skating rink returns from December 20th, right through to January 6th.

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Theatre productions & music concerts


There’s a whole host of theatre productions and music concerts taking place around the island throughout the month of December. Whether you are in the mood for something festive or want to escape the Christmas festivities, there will be something on the menu to tickle your taste buds. You can count on Charles Dickens’ famous Christmas Carol to get you into the festive spirit between December 14th and 16th at Palma Auditorium. Alternatively, for the children and adults that never want to grow up, you can take a trip to Neverland, as 'Peter Pan - The Broadway Musical' comes to Palma Auditorium on December 22nd and 23rd 2018. Those not too keen on the festive spirit can enjoy some top-class jazz throughout the island thanks to Alternatilla Jazz Festival.

Also see: Shows in Mallorca, Majorca

Other things to look forward to


After overindulging during the Christmas period, why not burn off some of those extra calories by taking part in the San Silvestre Calvianera Race in Magaluf? A 6.7km run from Magaluf to Palma Nova on December 31st. Costumes highly encouraged!

Also see: Running in Mallorca, Majorca

More inspiration...

Mallorca turns into a magical Mediterranean Christmas wonderland in December. Why not book a short break and see it for yourself?

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Also see: How to Get to Mallorca, Majorca