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Activities In Malta

December 2016

Loads of exciting things to fill the activities in Malta
event calendar for December 2016

Days are short and gets dark early. Christmas lights are on and shops decorated to attract shoppers. This month is always full of activities from pantomimes, Bethlehem at Għajnsielem Gozo, choir singing, a variety of concerts which fill up the festive season.

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Location: All Maltese Islands
When: 1st December 2016 to 6th January 2017

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APS Teatru Unplugged 19

Organiser: Manoel Theatre
Location: Manoel Theatre
When: 2nd to 4th December
Time: 20:00 - 22:30

December Public holidays: 8th | 13th | 25th

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Bach Goes French: A Piano Recital

Location: Robert Sammut Hall, Floriana
When: 3rd December
Time: 19:30 - 20:30

2016 World Cat Show

Organiser: Malta Feline Guardians Club
Location: SmartCity Malta
When: 3rd to 4th December
Time: 20:00 - 22:30

Circo Citta di Roma

Location: Manoel Island, Gzira
When: 8th December 2016 to 8th January 2017
Time: 17:30 & 19:30
On the 11th, 18th, 25th & 1st there is an additional show at 15:30 and on the 28th there is an additional show at 10:30.
Tickets: At the door
€10 - Adult
€5 - Child
Contact: +356 9958 3053

The Gozo International Choir Festival

Organizer: Giuseppe Corsaro
Venue: Gozo
When: 8th to 11th December
Time: 12:00

Bethlehem f'Ghajnsielem

The seventh edition of the love crib in Gozo over an area of 20,000 square meters with the participation of 150 actors.

Organizers: An action committee between the Ministry of Gozo and various Parish organizations of Ghajnsielem

Where: Ta'Passi, Mgarr Road, Ghajnsielem

When: 11th December 2016 to 8th January 2017

  • Sunday 11th – 15:30 to 20:30
  • Tuesday 13th – 14:30 to 19:30
  • Saturday 17th – 16:30 to 20:30
  • Sunday 18th – 14:30 to 19:30
  • Tuesday 20th – 09:30 to 12:30
  • Wednesday 21st – 09:30 to 12:30
  • Sunday 25th – 15:30 to 20:00
  • Monday 26th – 14:30 to 19:30
  • Saturday 31st - 14:30 to 19:30
  • For January 2017
  • Sunday 1st - 15:30 to 20:00
  • Saturday 7th - 16:30 to 20:30
  • Sunday 8th - 14:00 to 20:00

Entrance: Free and no booking are required

Free parking: around the streets of Ghajnsielem

* On the 19th and 21st December, the village will open in the morning for school children and the elderly where the village will be animated by children.

** During the last day of the Nativity Village there will be the adoration of the Maggi.

Festival of Light

Organiser: Fundazzjoni ta'Klula
Location: Santa Lucija
When: 10th December


Organiser: Alegria Academia De Baile Flamenco
Location: Oratorju Don Bosco, Sliema
When: 10th December
Time: 19:30

Richart Clayderman in Malta

Organiser: CMC Promotions
Location: Mediterranean Conference Center
When: 11th December
Time: 19:30 - 21:15

Notti Italiane A Malta

Organiser: CMC Promotions
Location: Mediterranean Conference Center
When: 12th to 13th December

Soprano Miriam Gauci With Pianist Michael Laus

Organiser: Manoel Theatre
Location: Manoel Theatre
When: 16th December
Time: 20:00

Christmas Parade

Location: Republic Street, Victoria
When: 17th December
Time: 19:30

Dinja tat-Tfal (Children's World)

Location: Gozo Sports Complex, Victoria
When: 17th and 18th December
Time: 10:00 - 19:00

Music Play "Il-Milied Misjub mill-Gdid"

Location: MBC Theatre, Nadur
When: 17th and 28th December
Time: 19:30

Christmas Pageant"

Location: Main Street, San Lawrenz
When: 18th December
Time: 18:30


Location: Kercem Parish Church, Kercem
When: 18th December
Time: 19:00

The Christmas Concert

Location: Saint George's Basilica, Victoria
When: 18th December
Time: 20:00

Lunch Time Christmas Concert

Location: Oratory of St. Francis Church, Valletta
When: 20th December
Time: 12:30
Tickets: €8
Hotline: +356 7968 0952

Concert 'The Joy of Christmas' by Soprano Dorothy Baldacchino and Tenor Bernard Busuttil

Recitals on Refurbished Church Organ

Location: St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta
When: 20th December
Time: 10:00
Tickets: FREE

Malta Streets Art Collective Exhibition

Location: Splendid, Strait Street, Valletta
When: 21st December
Time: 18:30

Arts Exhibition by James Micallef Grimaud and American artist Spy Emerson

Christmas Concert

Location: Zebbug Parish Church, Zebbug
When: 22nd December
Time: 19:00

MADC Pantomine - Un-Believe It!

Organizer: MADC
Location: MFCC Ta'Qali
When: 22nd December to 8th January 2017
Time: 20:00

There will be no shows on the 24th, 25th, 31st December and 1st January.

The matine shows start at 15:00 - 7th Jan 2017 and 8th Jan 2017

Language: English
Doors open: 19:00 onwards and at 14.00 for the Matinée
Starting time: 20.00 onwards and at 15.00 for the Matinée
Tickets: €10.00, €18.00, €23.00 and €26.00

Traditional Christmas' eve Procession

Location: Main Streets, Zebbug
When: 23rd December
Time: 17:00

Music Feast by St Cajetan Band

Location: St Cajetan Band Club, Palazz Thiene, High Street, Hamrun
When: 23rd December
Time: 19:30

All are Welcome!

Grand Christmas Concert

Location: St. Margaret Parish Concert, Sannat
When: 23rd December
Time: 19:00

Puss In Boots - The Panto

Organizer: Masquerade Theatre Company
When: 23rd December 2016 to 8th January 2017

Out of these days 25th and 31st December there are no shows

All shows start at 20.00.

The matine shows start at 15.00 - 26th Dec 2016 to 2nd Jan 2017 & 7th Jan to 8th Jan

Language: English
Where: Manoel Theatre
Doors open: 19.00 onwards and at 14.00 for the Matinée
Starting time: 20.00 onwards and at 15.00 for the Matinée
Tickets: from €19.50, €25.50 and €27.50

Christmas Recital

Location: Il-Hagar, St. Georges Square, Victoria
When: 24th December
Time: 11:30
Christmas Concert by the Laudate Pueri choir

Charles Chipperfield Circus

Location: Splash and Fun, Bahar ic-Caghaq
When: 24th December 2016 to 8th January 2017

Green Show: 24th December
Time: 17:30

Red Show: 27th - 30th Dec 2016 & 2nd - 6th Jan 2017
Time: 17:30 & 20:00 (2 shows per day)

Blue Show: 25th, 26th and 31st Dec 2016 and 1st, 7th and 8th Jan 2017
Time: 15:00, 17:30 & 20:00 (3 shows per day)


Side Grandstand Seating: Adults: €10; Child: €6; Family Ticket*: €25
Front Grandstand Seating: Adults: €12.50; Child: €8; Family Ticket*: €35
Ringside Seating: Adults: €15; Child: €10; Family Ticket: €45

*Family Pack for 2 Adults and 2 Children only


Christmas Pageant

Location: Zebbug Parish Church
When: 24th December
Time: 22:30

Traditional Christmas Procession

Location: Main Streets of Qala
When: 24th December
Time: 18:30

Traditional Procession with Baby Jesus

Location: Main Streets of Nadur
When: 24th December
Time: 19:00

Christmas Concert

Location: Nadur Basilica
When: 25th December
Time: 19:00

Traditional Manifestation with the Statue of Baby Jesus

Location: From Dun Gorg Preca Street to the Parish Church, Xaghra
When: 25th December
Time: 20:00

'Piccole Stelle' Choir in Concert

Location: Saint George's Square, Victoria
When: 25th December
Time: 20:00

Malta Christmas Festival

Organiser:  Maicor Group
Venue: Valletta & Vittoriosa
When: 26th to 30th December
Time: 09.00

A Drive Through Artistic Crib

Location: Triq Ghajn Hosna, Xaghra
(Ramla Valley Road leading up to Xaghra)
When: 26th - 28th December
Time: 17:00 till 22:00

The Comedy Knights

Location: Teatru Salesjan, Sliema
When: 26th December 2016 to 8th January 2017
Tickets: €10 -
Parking: FREE

A Christmas Concert

Location: Bazilika Marija Bambina, Xaghra
When: 28th December
Time: 19:00

Dreams of Vienna

Organiser: Ghaqda Muzikali Vizitazzjoni
Location: Kempinski Hotel, San Lawrenz
When: 28th December
Time: 20:00

Malta International Christmas Festival

Organiser: Ghaqda Muzikali Vizitazzjoni
When: 29th December in Vittoriosa at 18:00 to 21:00
and on 30th December in Valletta at 17:30 to 20:30

Christmas Concert

Organiser: Fondazzjoni Santa Cecilja
Location: St. James Church, Independence Square, Victoria
When: 30th December
Time: 19:30

The Valletta New Year's Eve Celebration

Organiser: G7 Events
Venue: Valletta
When: 31st December
Time: 20.30 - 02:00
Contact Details: +356 7976 7630

New Year's Eve in Gozo

Venue: Independence Square & St. Georges  Square Gozo
When: 31st December
Time: 22:00 onwards

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