With a dash of Mallorcan glamour and a tonne of local good cheer, the beautiful island of Mallorca glitters and shines over Christmas and New Year’s, making it an ideal place to visit on your Christmas holiday.
A time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, and of course for the little ones to meet Father Christmas and to be spoilt with gifts and love.
All across Mallorca at Christmas time you’ll find traditional sweets and fireworks, and streets hung with twinkling lights. Dine at cosy restaurants with stone cave walls and open fires, go to Midnight Mass in the local church or listen to live music spilling out over a busy square, coloured lights reflecting off the water. And when the sun shines (as it so often does in the winter), a beach club is a great place to be over the Xmas break.
With a fantastic choice of restaurants, including 9 Michelin-starred restaurants, you certainly won't be lacking in choice for a family meal or a special meal with a loved one. In fact, why not treat yourself to a visit to Zaranda, the island's only 2 Michelin star restaurant!
When New Year’s beckons, the whole island gathers for a celebration - New Year is called "Año Nuevo" in Spanish and New Year's Eve is "Nochevieja", so watch out for any advertised events with these names. While New Year’s Eve is brought in with fireworks and parties, the Spanish traditionally celebrate the 6th January, the Dia del Reis (Three Kings Day) with a feast, so you’ll also find some elaborate dining events and traditional parades and festivals well into the beginning of January.
The whole island is putting on an action-packed schedule of events over the festive season. Here’s our guide to the top things to do over Christmas and New Year in Mallorca.