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What's On in Mallorca December 2017

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

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Jose Rains | Mallorca Reporter | Published: 1st December 2017

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

In Palma, Plaça Major’s Christmas Market is already open, 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 the 6th January 2018. The ‘show village’ of Pueblo Español transforms into a magical winter wonderland between the 6th and 10th of December 2017 from 12:00 until 23:00 and is one of the biggest Christmas events on the island. 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 the 15th December 2017 and the 7th January 2018 from 12:00 to 21:00. It is an upmarket affair with the bubbles flowing and some well-heeled patrons but also puts on exceptional entertainment for the little ones. Other noteworthy Christmas markets around the islands can be found in Santanyi, Inca and Santa Ponsa throughout December.

Food festivals

Foodies on the island, fear not, aside from the Christmas festivities there are plenty of food-orientated activities going on throughout December. The Mushroom Gastronomic Festival takes place in Alaró between the 28th November and the 10th December where local restaurants celebrate Mallorca’s ‘Bolets’ with a variety of these treasured mushrooms on the menus. Participating restaurants include Can Punta, Sa Fonda, Vila Cinc, Mons Apart and La Bufala.

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. Puerto Portals ‘Big Star’ ice skating rink opens from the 15th December, right through to the 7th January.

Port Adriano’s 300m2 ice skating rink opens on the 22nd December until the 7th January and is free to use! This year, the swanky marina has turned into an ice palace with 600m2 dedicated to the little ones, including a 30m long toboggan. Carols will be sung, ice skating shows will be performed and Santa Claus and King Melchor will visit the kids.

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. Come and share a magical telling of Dickens' classic tale ‘A Christmas Carol’ as it returns to Palma Auditorium between the 15th and 17th of December 2017. In terms of musical delights, The Symphony Orchestra of the Balearics will be performing Gustav Holst's ‘The Planets’ on Sunday 3rd December at the Teatre Principal in Palma.

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 7km race from Magaluf to Palma Nova on the 31st December at 17.00.

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