Christmas in Malta Photos

A selection of Christmas exhibition
events in Malta and Gozo

Christmas is one of the lovely celebrations held both in Malta and Gozo as it signifies the birth of Christ. The Maltese celebrate this festivity by church functions in all churches of the islands, nativity scenes, showing of cribs, Christmas trees with plenty of decorations, carol singing and other activities relating to this festive season. 

Certain activities are celebrated by joining the congregation at St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta where carol singing is heard. Many street activities displaying the lovely decorations. Shops lit up with beautiful Christmas lights and trees.

In fact houses are also decorated with cribs, trees with decorations and multi colourful lights. People rushing everywhere buying presents for their loved ones.

Restaurants hotels are usually full for the Christmas season preparing for the big day.


Photos & Descriptions

At Zejtun there is a mechanical crib that has attracted many tourists and Maltese due to its originality. It has been open for the public for the past 65 years. It is worth a visit. There is no entrance fee. You can donate some money for the sisters who take care of orphans.


Every year a booklet is publish by the Malta Tourist Information Office of all the exhibitions held on both islands Malta and Gozo. Click here for the location of these offices from where you can collect a booklet towards the beginning of December. Everybody can participate in the creation of these cribs from individual, religious or social organisations to band clubs.


The crib tradition is still very strong with the Maltese people. You can go to Gozo during Christmas time where you can dedicate several hours going round seeing these exhibitions.


Every year in Valletta an exhibition of cribs built by the Maltese bear the fruit of many different ideas and cultural heritage from generation to another. In Malta the culture of cribs are very popular. This exhibition is recommended and is located at the Franciscan church crypt side street to Republic street.


Every year in Valletta an exhibition of cribs built by the Maltese bear the fruit of many different ideas and cultural heritage from generation to another. In Malta the culture of cribs are very popular. This exhibition is recommended and is located at the Franciscan church crypt side street to Republic street.

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