5 things you have to do at Christmas

Palma transforms for Christmas. The lights in the form of Christmas motifs cover the streets and happy families and children eager to meet the Wise Men. It’s time to enjoy a hot drink while you explore the charms of this cosy city. Enjoy a 5 star experience and discover Christmas on this wonderful Mediterranean island.

The best way to welcome Christmas is by attending one of the most special events of the year. The Paseo del Borne becomes a meeting place for all those looking to catch a glimpse of the lighting of the Christmas lights. The event is accompanied by parades and acrobats in a show for the children, which tells the story of how Christmas arrives in Palma.

The Christmas markets are the guiding light through this magical journey. The centre of the city is filled with small stalls full of lights, smells and charming handicraft. Located in Plaza de España, Plaza Mayor and along La Rambla, they represent a good example of the of Mallorcan craftsmanship. Seasonal food and sausages, crafts, clothing, handmade products… These markets pass on the Mallorcan culture with the nativity scene being the star of the show.

And if we are talking about artisan figures, it is necessary to mention the route of nativity scenes in Palma, in which visitors can appreciate the craftsmanship of the reconstruction of the nativity scenes located in various location around Palma. From the traditional exhibition from the City Council, to the alternatives found in the monasteries, artistic foundations and shopping centres.

The youngest have an appointment at the parade of the three kings. This moving event has a different theme every year. The streets are filled with colours, balloons and sweets to welcome these three special kings who parade through the downtown area of ​​Palma towards the port.

Enjoy these moving experiences with a traditional hot chocolate and an ensaimada in one of Palma’s oldest and most historic cafes, Ca’n Joan de S’Aigo. The most special moments of these parties reside in sharing them with the people you love the most.

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