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The best of December 2023 in Mallorca

by Xarxa · December 07, 2023

Welcome to the magical island of Mallorca, where December dresses up to celebrate to offer you a unique experience, full of events and essential plans! In this article we will guide you through the best moments that the island has in store for you in December 2023. From centuries-old traditions to family activities, get ready to immerse yourself in the warmth of this beautiful season.

Immerse yourself in the Palma Aquarium

If you have children or are looking for a unique marine experience, Palma Aquarium awaits you with more than 8 themed habitats. Sharks, turtles and colorful fish take you on a journey of more than a kilometer full of aquatic diversity.

Try the winter gastronomy of Mallorca

Delight your palate with the exquisite gastronomy of the Balearic Islands. From Calderera to Arroz brut: the traditional dishes of Mallorca will immerse you in unique taste experiences. Take advantage of a food tour or cooking class and discover the island's culinary wealth. Below we present three typical winter restaurants:

  1. Es Verger:

    A rustic restaurant that bets on roast lamb with beer! It is a rustic restaurant in the middle of Puig de Alaró that offers typical Mallorcan cuisine. When British chef Rick Stein filmed a TV show here for the BBC in 2012, he described the lamb shoulder (slow-roasted with beer in the restaurant's large wood-fired oven) as the best lamb he had ever tasted.

  2. Es Freu Orient:

    For them, the idea of sustainability and the quality of their products is very important, which is why they buy them as regionally as possible. Your demands on your partners and suppliers: KM 0.

  3. Es Guix:

    Restaurant surrounded by forest with a natural pool and a menu of homemade Mallorcan dishes. Their motto: Live the good life. Discover Mallorcan cuisine, our wide selection of Mallorcan wines, Mallorcan olive oil, Es Trenc salt and many other products from the island, all in a unique and natural environment. The best choice of Mallorcan wine, the oil from our land, Es Trenc salt, and many other products from the island, all in a unique and natural environment. We will wait for you!

Listen to the song of the Sibyl

Enjoy one of the oldest traditions in Mallorca, the song of the Sibyl. On December 24, this Gregorian chant can be heard in the island's churches, performed by a young woman dressed in a white tunic. This event, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, will take you back to the Middle Ages.

Visit the most beautiful Christmas markets

The magic of Christmas awaits you as you explore the island's charming markets. From the Nadal i Reis Fair in Palma to the Rata market, you can discover original decorations and gifts in more than a hundred stalls. Don't miss the Puerto Portal Christmas market, voted one of the 5 best in Europe! You can find all the information in our Christmas market special that we have prepared for you.

Live "La Festa de l'Estandard"

Immerse yourself in the history of Mallorca and participate in the Festa de l'Estandard. This ancient celebration, which commemorates the liberation of the island from Muslim rule, takes you from the Plaza de Cort to the cathedral and culminates with the reading of the poem "La Colcada". Don't miss this unique experience on December 31st. The Festival of the Conquest is a festival that commemorates the fall and conquest of the city by the troops of Jaime I of Aragon during the conquest of the island of Mallorca, which began in 1229. It is considered one of the oldest civil festivals in Europe and It dates back to the 13th century.

Learn at the Mallorca planetarium and observatory

In the planetarium and observatory you can protect yourself from the cold and discover the crazy side of Mallorca. With full dome technology and telescopes for clear days, this experience is ideal for discovering the sky and offers educational fun for the whole family.

Get on board and let yourself be carried away by the Sóller railway

The best excursion in Mallorca. Travel back in time on our wooden train, inaugurated in 1912, while you enjoy the impressive landscapes of the Sierra Norte de Mallorca.

Enjoy "La sopa de Nadal"

There is no better way to celebrate Christmas in Mallorca than to enjoy Sopa de Nadal or stuffed soup, a traditional dish made with snail-shaped pasta, meat, vegetables and greens. Don't start the New Year without eating a few bowls of this delicious Christmas treat! We leave you here the traditional recipe if you want to surprise your guests:


  • 1/2 kg mixed minced meat
  • 1 package galette soup (large mussels for filling)
  • 1 egg
  • Marjoram (Moraduix)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 slice of bread soaked in milk
  • Optional: fresh grated truffle or a little goose liver
  • A good hearty broth: with chicken, bone-in beef, a marrow bone, rack of lamb, leeks, carrots, a sprig of celery and salt, simmer for about two hours, strain and reserve the broth, you can use meat for croquettes, cannelloni...


  1. First season the meat for the soup. In a bowl we add the beaten egg, the drained bread, the chopped marjoram, the salt, the pepper and the meat, mix well and let it rest so that the meat absorbs all the flavors.
  2. Then you pour the soup, either with a coffee spoon, pressing the meat well into the bowl, or with your finger, with clean hands, of course.
  3. Once you fill the soup, you can freeze it in a tupperware to cook at another time or make the same day. In this case, heat the broth over the heat and when it boils, add the soup and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes. Serve very hot.
  4. If you have leftover meat from the filling, you can make meatballs to add to the broth at the same time as the noodles and serve with the soup.

And now… Have fun and happy holidays!

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