Activities In Malta December 2021

Enjoy Malta's Christmas Celebrations With A Wide Range Of Exciting Activities!

Date Last Updated: 24th December 2021

Activities in Malta during December are a fun and jolly time! Here are exciting events that are held during Christmas time. The Maltese love Christmas! Here too Christmas in Malta is one of the most important events of the year. 

If you visit Malta during this month you will find an abundance of Christmas activities. During this month all the Maltese houses, shops and streets will be decorated with Christmas trees, decorations and lights.

Related Page: Malta Village Feasts In december 2021

A crib set during Christmas 2018 in Valletta

You will find many Maltese people already buying their Christmas presents and preparing for the many feasts with family and friends.

Prepare to embrace the spirit of Christmas in Malta by walking around Valletta which will be fully decorated and full of Maltese people having a lovely time.

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christmas in Gozo

Nonetheless, Christmas is also highly celebrated on the sister island Gozo. Click here to find the list of many different events happening from the 28th November 2021 until 7th January 2022.

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Top Activities For Christmas

Activities in Malta December

1. Fairyland Santa's City

This is the second edition of this event, the first one being held in 2019. Following the previous event, Malta's capital city is set to be transformed into Santa's city giving us adults and children the Christmas spirit.

More details will be given later.

  • Location: Pjazza Tritoni
  • When: Friday 3rd December 2021 to Sunday 2nd January 2022

2. Christmas & New Year's

Christmas is highly celebrated in Malta and Gozo.

All churches in Malta and Gozo celebrate the midnight mass starting on the 24th December around 23:00 with a pageant, carol singing and the traditional talk by a young child about the birth of Christ. Afterwards a mass is held. If you intend to go you must be there early since the churches will be packed with the locals.

  • Location: Malta & Gozo
  • When: Wednesday 1st December 2021 to Thursday 6th January 2022

3. A Virtual Valletta NYE Celebrations 2021/22

This event has been moved to a virtual show from Fort St. Elmo as described below.

Tomorrow is the New Year's Eve show. From 21:30 onwards, a live broadcast from Fort St. Elmo Valletta will be televised on TVMONE and NET.

A special international renowned artist and singer John Newman.

A fireworks display is held at midnight in the Grand Harbour and other parts of Valletta near the Grand Harbour.

  • Organiser: Valletta Cultural Agency
  • International Guest: John Newman
  • Special guests: Palace String Orchestra
  • Featuring: Local singers such as Jasmine, Aidan, Ozzylino, Gaia, Megan, Klinsmann and Debrii
  • When: Friday 31st December 2021
  • Time: Between 21:30 and 22:00
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4. The Malta International Christmas Festival

This festival will be held in Valletta and other locations. Participating international bands, majorettes folk groups and others.

  • Organiser: Euroart production
  • When: Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th December 2021
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5. L-Istrina

Collection of funds to help Philanthropic institutions and many individuals with different medical needs.

One of the main and most important activities during this month is the L-Istrina. This is a fund raising activity organised by the Malta Community Chest Fund in aid of helping people in need of urgent medical care. It is usually held on the 26th December on all local Maltese television stations running for 12 hours which succeeds to collect €6,583,172 (2020).

  • Organiser: Malta Community Chest Fund
  • When: December 2021 (Official Date Not Announced)
  • Time: 12:00 - 24:00

6. Bethlehem f'Ghajnsielem - Cancelled

A good number of volunteers every year over a snap of a few months put up the timeless story of the Nativity which comes to life at Bethlehen F’Ghajnsielem, Gozo. Spread over an area of 20,000 square metres taking visitors back 2000 years. It is just located 10 minutes walk from the Gozo ferry at Mgarr. It draws thousands of people every year located at the Għajnsielem main square and the open countryside between the village and main road.

It is a life-size crib with 150 volunteers from young to old from this village and others around the island where they create an exceptional atmosphere with shepherds tending their flock, carpenters, horses turn mills and surely the Nativity scene with Mary Joseph and Baby Jesus. It is an excellent opportunity to come along with your family and be part of this incredible activity.

Bethlehem f'Ghajnsielem details

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

  • Where: Ta'Passi, Mgarr Road, Ghajnsielem
  • When: Cancelled

Entrance: Admission is strictly by bookings.
Free parking: Around the streets of Ghajnsielem

7. Natalis Notabilis 2021 - Not Being Held

A very popular event and so successful that it draws the crowds with more than 80,000 visitors. This is enough to encourage you to participate in the next Natalis Notabilis held in the village of Rabat historical core. It is the biggest Christmas village you will find on the islands spread over 5 days turning this location into a Christmas wonderland.

Numerous stalls with a variety of local and foreign foods to stalls selling all sorts, a nativity trail, crib exhibition, choral concerts and outdoor performances. You will surely find something to nibble and buy not least meeting someone whom you know due to the numerous visitors.

Natalis Notabilis details

  • Venue: Rabat
  • When: Not being held for 2021
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8. The Elf On The Shelf - Alive In Concert

We will have our faithful friend, "Elf on the Shelf", for the entire show this year. Join the National Children's Choir of Malta for a performance of Shine a Light with Elf and the Elf.

This concert is made so special by the combination of Music, Christmas feeling, fun, and time together. In the end, it will be an amazing party turned into a concert, which will be creatively produced and choreographed for all attendees. 

We look forward to sharing these moments with all the families who join us.

  • Venue: Catholic Institute in Floriana
  • When: Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th December 2021
  • Time: Tuesday 7th, Friday 10th & Saturday 11th - 19:30 to 21:00 and Wednesday 8th & Sunday 12th - 17:30 to 19:00
  • Price: €15
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9. New Year's Eve Parties in Malta

There are an abundance of parties held around the island. As the last day of the year approaches, Malta celebrates with partiesfireworksget togethers and a live stage at Valletta with the countdown to the new year.

10. The Magical Illuminated Trail - Walk Thru Edition

A new large lantern illuminated sculpture, lighting installations, projections, and other entertainment will take you along the walkways of one of Malta's most beautiful historic buildings.

According to current regulations in Malta, all events are available only to vaccinated attendees.

This event is supported by the Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection, The Malta Tourism Authority and Arts Council Malta. We are once again holding the event in support of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.

details about The Magical Illuminated Trail

  • Venue: Verdala Palace, Rabat
  • When: Friday 3rd December 2021 to Sunday 9th January 2022
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Top Tours To Do In Malta

Activities in Malta December

3 Hour Walking Tour Around Valletta

Is it possible to see Valletta in a short time? The answer is yes as it is a very small capital. Together with a guide you will visit the main sights and also discover hidden gems. The capital being over 450 years old you will walk by and admire baroque architecture and a few of the finest palaces in Europe. Your tour guide will take you to the cities narrow streets to experience its rich history from the Knights of St. John. Last but not least you will see the magnificent facade of St. John's Co-Cathedral.

Bird Park + National Aquarium Tour

If you are travelling with children then this tour is perfect. Learn about the animals that live at these places. A very affordable tour which includes pick up and drop off and entrance tickets to these two locations. If you are an animal lover or a family than you will love these places. See animals that live both in water and on land.

Book In Advance Hal Saflieni Hypogeum In Malta

Discover one of Malta's oldest burial ground. Thousands of people visit every year. Hypogeum Malta is known to be one of the best preserved prehistoric sites in the world. An tour not to be missed. Tickets should be booked from weeks before. Make sure you get yours now!

Further Activities In Malta In December

christmas under the bridge

  • Venue: Labour Road, Marsa
  • When: Saturday 11th to Thursday 30th December 2021
  • Entrance: Free
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Tree of life

A large tree with crocheted wool will be erected in Kercem by the Gozo Crafty Ladies.

  • Organiser: Gozo Crafty Ladies
  • Venue: OrvietoSquare, Ta' Kercem, Gozo
  • When: Sunday 28th November 2021 to Friday 7th January 2022

rockestra 2021 - 12th edition

  • Organiser: Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation
  • Venue: Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre (MFCC), Attard, Ta' Qali
  • When: Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December 2021
  • Time: 20:00
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glam night

  • Organiser: Life Events
  • Venue: TwentyTwo, St Julian's
  • When: Friday 3rd December 2021
  • Time: 22:00
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GrooveBox Presents Armless Kid

  • Venue: Beachaven Complex, Saint Paul's Bay
  • When: Friday 3rd December 2021
  • Time: 03:00
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Weaving Chaos

ZfinMalta's company dancers perform Weaving Chaos, a highly acclaimed work by the renowned choreographer Tânia Carvalho, one of the most important choreographers in Europe today.

  • Venue: Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Malta
  • When: Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2021
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The Nutcracker

  • Organiser: Moveo Dance Company
  • Venue: Valletta Campus Theatre VCT (Ex MITP), St. Christopher's Street, Valletta
  • When: Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2021
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santas park 2021

  • Venue: Splash & Fun Water Park, Bahar Ic-Caghaq
  • When: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December 2021
  • Time: 10:00 to 18:00
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Move it! Winter Edition

  • Organiser: Lazy Pirate Party Boat Malta
  • Venue: Gianpula Village, Zebbug
  • When: Saturday 4th December 2021
  • Time: 21:30
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Vibe on Tour - Eve of a Public Holiday

  • Organiser: G7 Events
  • Venue: Sky Club Malta, Triq Dragunara, Saint Julian's
  • When: Tuesday 7th December 2021
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Swieqi Fest

  • Organiser: Swieqi Local Council
  • Venue: Swieqi Local Council
  • When: Friday 10th December 2021
  • Time: To be confirmed

christmas drive-in cinema

  • Venue: Victoria Football Ground, Gozo
  • When: Friday 10th December 2021
  • Time: 19:30 - 22:00
  • Entrance is free of charge

Glass & Class: Whiskies of the World

  • Venue: Villa Bighi, Kalkara
  • When: Friday 10th December 2021
  • Time: 19:30 - 21:30
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maze

  • Venue: The Club House at Gianpula Village, Haz-Zebbug
  • When: Saturday 11th December 2021
  • Time: 21:00
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squid game malta

  • Venue: St. Julian's Malta
  • When: Saturday 11th December 2021
  • Time: 22:30
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icon iced christmas

  • Organiser: Vivid
  • Venue: Aria Complex, Triq Hal-Gharghur, Iklin
  • When: Sunday 12th December 2021
  • Time: 21:00
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Ira Losco | The Person I Am

  • Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta
  • When: Sunday 12th and Monday 13th December 2021
  • Time: 20:00
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birgu by christmas lights

  • Venue: Birgu
  • When: Friday 17th to Saturday 18th December 2021
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sound Salon Christmas Special - Ginger Bread Rave

  • Venue: Aria Complex, Triq Hal-Gharghur, Iklin
  • When: Friday 17th December 2021
  • Time: 20:00
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PRIME | Santa's Circus [Christmas Edition]

  • Venue: Sky Club Malta, Triq Dragunara, Saint Julian's
  • When: Friday 17th December 2021
  • Time: 20:30
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breakfast with santa

  • Venue: L- Arka ta' Noe, Triq Bur ix-Xewk, Siggiewi
  • When: Saturday 18th December 2021
  • Time: 10:00
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Disorder : The Lady Machine

  • Venue: Liquid Club, San Gwann
  • When: Saturday 18th December 2021
  • Time: 21:00
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Void / tigerhead / temundo

  • Organiser: Void Crew
  • Venue: The Club House at Gianpula Village, Haz-Zebbug
  • When: Saturday 18th December 2021
  • Time: 21:00
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Bring it Back: Christmas Special - SOLD OUT

  • Venue: Gianpula Main Room
  • When: Saturday 18th December 2021
  • Time: 21:00
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Nutcracker Ballet & Dance Performance

  • Venue: Ivy House, Triq Tunis, Pembroke
  • When: Sunday 19th December 2021
  • Time: 18:00 to 23:00
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Pre-mass concert + mass

  • Organiser: Enkor and St. Julian's Parish Church
  • Venue: St. Julian's Parish Church
  • When: Sunday 19th December 2021
  • Time: 18:00 (concert) and 18:30 (mass)

Merħba lix-Xitwa Concert

  • Organiser: Żabbar Local Council
  • Venue: Żabbar, Local Council
  • When: Tuesday 21st December 2021
  • Time: To be confirmed

IVY [christmas edition]

  • Organiser: Cultured
  • Venue: Beachaven Complex, Saint Paul's Bay
  • When: Wednesday 22nd December 2021
  • Time: 22:00
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My Little Village - Christmas Edition

  • Organiser: My Little Village
  • Venue: Kristu Rxoxt Church Hall, Misrah il-Paci, Pembroke
  • When: Thursday 23rd Wednesday 29th December 2021
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Midnight Mass

  • Organiser: Enkor and Il-Kappella tal-Madonna tal-Anġli
  • Venue: Il-Kappella tal-Madonna tal-Anġli, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq
  • When: Friday 24th December 2021
  • Time: To be confirmed

SIN

  • Organiser: JORA
  • Venue: La Grotta, Triq tal-Ghajn, Munxar
  • When: Friday 24th December 2021
  • Time: 09:30
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The Advent - Winter Wonderland

  • Organiser: TL Events
  • Venue: Ivory Suite, Triq Ir-Rabat, Xaghra, Gozo
  • When: Friday 24th December 2021
  • Time: 22:00
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FIERI by Cirque du Soleil

The majestic 16th-century Mediterranean Conference Center, in Valletta's historic city center, will host 28 75-minute performances of this celebrated show by the famed Canadian troupe exclusively.

  • Venue: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta (MCC)
  • When: Thursday 25th November to Sunday 19th December 2021
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The Twits by Roald Dahl

Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact, they’re extremely unpleasant. They’re nasty to each other, and they’re VILE to everyone else. They hold the Muggle-Wumps, a family of monkeys, hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME.

  • Venue: Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street, Valletta
  • When: Sunday 26th December 2021
  • Time: 15:00 to 16:00
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ZIBLATA [The Opening]

  • Venue: Cabo Terrace, Birzebbuga
  • When: Tuesday 28th December 2021
  • Time: 20:00
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malta spectacular 2021

  • Venue: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta
  • When: Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th December 2021
  • Time: 20:00
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De Paul band club at Paola decorated for Christmas

Malta Christmas Markets

Third Austrian-German Christmas Market

  • Organiser: LABRANDA Riviera Hotel & Spa
  • Venue: LABRANDA Riviera Hotel & Spa
  • When: Throughout December 2021 (See link below)
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Christmas Cribs

Around Malta and Gozo there are various crib exhbitions. The two most popular ones are the Bethlehem f'Ghajnsielem Gozo and Presepju Haj in Lija. Both are live animated cribs with many locals dressed in costumes which takes you back in time to the Judea time around 2000 years ago.

When events are released they will be added here.

The iconic Christmas Trees in Birzebbugia

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