On these dates that we love so much, the island dresses up with lights, joy and the unmistakable aroma of roasted chestnuts. Yes, you've got it right! We are entering the most magical time of the year and the whole of Mallorca begins to celebrate it with the typical Christmas markets scattered throughout the island's towns and villages. And that's why we've written this article so that you don't miss any of the Christmas markets that town councils, artisans and traders have already started to prepare.
But... first of all, the typical Christmas lights switch-on in Palma 2023 will be on Thursday 23rd November.
Now let's get down to the Christmas markets ;) In the heart of Palma, the island's capital, the Christmas market will change location, but will continue to welcome all its visitors. And don't worry about the cold! Mallorca at this time of year does not reach its lowest temperatures and you will be able to enjoy a mild climate to browse through all the stalls.
From 23 November to 7 January, the Christmas market in Plaza Mayor offers a unique experience that Central European visitors may find different. The main focus is on the sale of nativity scenes and associated decorative items, displayed in containers that may not seem very festive at first glance. If you have no particular interest in 'nativity scenes', you may prefer to skip this visit. However, if you love to immerse yourself in authentic Christmas tradition, it's worth exploring and discovering the uniqueness of this market in Plaza Mayor!
The renovation works in Plaça d'Espanya will force the Christmas stalls, which used to be located in this space and in Porta Pintada, to be moved to the nearby Parc de ses Estacions.
La Rambla looks great during the Christmas market. The stalls are quite practical and simple, but the illuminated avenue, with people strolling under the light-filled trees in a Christmassy atmosphere, is just lovely - and just before the end, there's an amazing waffle stall! Not to be missed!
It's as if Mallorca is dressing up for Christmas! There is no Christmas market as such, but the opulence and beautiful Christmas decorations create a charming atmosphere. In addition, the cafés with their gas fireplaces add a cosy touch. Imagine sitting outside on warm days, enjoying a comforting pre-Christmas chocolate or a delicious cocktail - a stylish Christmas experience in Mallorca!
Every December, the Pueblo Español in Mallorca is transformed into a magical Christmas market! This architectural treasure in Palma, with replicas of Spain's most emblematic buildings, creates a unique setting for this special event. The most surprising thing? It snows! Every day at 18:00, snow cannons make for a truly enchanting experience, and not just for the little ones! The Christmas Market will be open this year from 1 to 17 December, daily from 12:00 to 23:00. Admission costs approximately 10 euros for adults and 2 euros for children, with children under the age of 6 being free.
Located less than 1 km from the bay of Palma, the Pueblo Español is easily accessible by car and has the convenience of free parking, although it tends to fill up during the Christmas market season. However, we recommend taking advantage of the efficient public transport to get there and make the most of the experience - we look forward to immersing you in the Christmas magic!
For the second year running, this market will be held at the Palacio de Congresos. There will be a family concert, community games, storytelling, face painting, street food and music by various DJs, but above all a space for small local entrepreneurs and craft projects. You can find everything from a selection of Mallorcan knives, to unique handmade plates, unique houseplants or artisanal honey from organic beekeepers. Such a diversity of products will be displayed in more than 70 stalls in the Palau de Congressos, which has hosted the ninth edition.
Santa Ponsa dresses up with Christmas magic with its Christmas Market in Mallorca! The event takes place at the fairgrounds of El Molí de Calvià, near the motorway exit and will be open from November 26th to December 19th. The big LEGO tent and various craft and Christmas tree decorating activities make it especially attractive for the little ones. In addition, the market offers Christmas decorations and outdoor lighting imported from England and there will be live music. The opening hours are Monday to Friday from 17:00 to 22:00 and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 22:00. A Christmas experience full of fun and charm!
From 1 to 22 December, the Casa de Son Amar is transformed into a Christmas theme park, operating from Thursday to Sunday. Immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere, with a varied programme including a traditional craft market. Enjoy an ice skating rink, daily "It's Christmas" performances with artists from "Exhibit II" and "Ohalá", a visit to Santa's cave, and a wide range of food and drink on offer, including the Heineken brewery and the Reino de Alcázar restaurant. In addition, daily fireworks displays add a special touch to Christmas 2023 at this Mallorca Christmas market - let the magic begin!
Soak up the magic of the Mercadet de Nadal in Binissalem on 2 December 2023, transforming the Plaza de la Iglesia into a feast for the senses. From 10am until 10pm, discover creative workshops for young and old, performances that will fill the air with joy and delicious gastronomic options from the food trucks. This event promises to be a unique experience where creativity and festivity converge in the heart of Binissalem.
Come and experience the charm of the Mercadet Nadalenc de Campos on the 2nd of December 2023, where the festive air will permeate the streets. From 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, the town will be filled with magic with artisan products, culinary delights and a unique atmosphere. Discover Christmas treasures around every corner, from creative handicrafts to irresistible dining experiences. This event promises to immerse you in the magical essence of the season in an enchanting atmosphere full of surprises.
Experience the magic of Christmas at the Mercadet de Nadal de Sa Pobla on 8 December 2023, a celebration that transforms the heart of the town. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the streets will be full of charm with artisanal products, culinary delights and festive activities for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the joy of the season as you explore this picturesque market, where the essence of Christmas meets the authenticity of Sa Pobla.
Embark on a magical journey at the Christmas Market in Port d'Alcúdia, on the 8th and 9th of December, from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The streets of the port will come alive with the creativity of shops and artisans, the warmth of associations and schools, and the delicious offer of food trucks. Immerse yourself in this festive experience where every corner tells an enchanting story, turning Port d'Alcúdia into a vibrant scene of Christmas magic.
Scheduled for 9-10 December 2023, it offers a festive experience centred on artisan products in its picturesque main square. With more than 60 stalls offering handmade artwork, designer creations, antiques, toys and more. Visitors can browse a wide variety of items, from Christmas decorations to gourmet foods and unique accessories. The fair provides an ideal opportunity to discover special gifts while enjoying the festive atmosphere this Christmas period - don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the magic of the season at this enchanting market!
(To be confirmed) This charming Mallorcan Christmas market is located on a plateau surrounded by the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, near the Santuari de Lluc, the island's most prominent historic monastery. For four days in December (11th, 12th, 18th and 19th), the Plaça dels Pelegrins is illuminated and filled with Christmas spirit with some forty stalls offering a variety of festive products, such as decorations, gastronomy, textiles, organic products and handicrafts. What's more, thanks to the monastery's high altitude of over 1,000 metres above sea level, this is one of the places on the island where you have the best chance of seeing a little snow if luck is on your side.
This is one of many people's favourites and will switch on its lights on the 14th of December until the 6th of January. More than forty wooden stalls decorated with garlands of lights and fir trees offer a wide variety of quality products to fill Christmas with illusion: decoration, accessories, wooden toys, among many other things. There will also be a rich gastronomic offer. The market is packed with a wide range of activities for all the family, including a skating rink!
Embark on a feast for the senses at the Christmas Market in Alcúdia on the 15th and 16th of December, with extended opening hours from 11:00 to 22:30. The streets will be filled with shops and artisans overflowing with creativity, while associations and schools will bring a community touch. The variety expands beyond shopping, with irresistible food truck options and much more. Get ready for an experience where Christmas magic mixes with the vibrancy of Alcúdia in a unique celebration!
The Christmas market in Consell brings the Christmas spirit back to the village. On Saturday 16 December, the Plaza Mayor will be filled with magic from 10 am until 9 pm, offering visitors a unique festive experience. This annual event promises to be an enchanting place to immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere, with shopping opportunities, activities and fun for all the family - don't miss the chance to enjoy Christmas in Consell! Includes show and Father Christmas postman from 17,30 h.
Immerse yourself in the magic of the Mercadet de Nadal in Sant Joan on 16 December 2023, where enchantment unfolds from 17:00 to 21:00 in the picturesque Carrer Major de Sant Joan. This festive corner invites you to explore an eclectic mix of handcrafted gifts, Christmas flavours and unique experiences. Be enveloped by the warmth of twinkling lights, joyful music and creativity that permeates every corner, making this celebration a feast for the senses - join the celebration and let the essence of Christmas light up your spirit!
The Mercadillo de Navidad d'Es Pil-larí on 16 and 17 December 2023, from 10:00 to 19:30, in Es Pil-larí, will be a vibrant event offering a delightful mix of crafts, food trucks, designers and workshops. Attendees can expect to enjoy a festive atmosphere with circus performances, music and the chance to explore unique creations. This diverse and lively event at Es Pil-larí promises to be a unique Christmas experience for the whole family - don't miss out on this celebration full of creativity and joy!
From 22nd December, Marina Starck will be organising the Street Christmas Festival in Mallorca for the second time. This event includes a varied selection of gourmet food trucks and a Christmas bazaar. Father Christmas will be present to receive children's wish lists inside a spectacular 4-metre Christmas ball. The magical atmosphere is ideal for all ages, with activities such as face painting, musical activities, games and a large bouncy castle for the little ones. This event promises to be a great Christmas dream, and social media is sure to be filled with photos of this enchanting festival. Don't miss it and keep an eye out for updates on our list of the best Christmas markets in Mallorca.
Father Christmas visit
23rd of December from 17 to 20 h
24th of December from 12 to 15 h
But let's talk about the food, because frankly, what would a Christmas market be without tempting treats for the palate? From churros con chocolate to handmade fritters and nougat, there's something to satisfy every craving - there are even stalls specialising in Christmas versions of ensaimada, so you can taste the very essence of the island in every bite!
If you're the kind of person who gets excited about presents and is looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, the Christmas markets in Mallorca are your paradise. From local crafts to unique toys and handmade jewellery, you'll find treasures that will not only make your loved ones' eyes sparkle, but also support talented local artists and businesses.
And we can't forget the music. Christmas markets in Mallorca are like a constant live concert. From carol choirs to buskers playing festive tunes, the musical atmosphere adds a delightful soundtrack to your shopping experience.
But the real star of the show is undoubtedly the local . With his bright red suit, white beard and infectious laugh, this Mediterranean Santa not only hands out presents, but also warm hugs and smiles - don't be surprised to find him dancing with younger visitors or posing for photos with excited tourists!
So, if you're looking for an extra dose of Christmas cheer, look no further than the Christmas markets in Mallorca. With its combination of dazzling lights, delicious flavours and unrivalled festive atmosphere, it's the perfect place to immerse yourself in the magic of the season.
Happy festive season and happy Christmas fun for all!
(We will update the list as the dates are announced).
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