Christmas time in Palma and on the island
Soon, the most quiet time of Mallorca starts. It´s the time when Christmas is just around the corner and Palma is lightened in the to most beautiful way. It´s the major of Palma by herself who switches on the Christmas lights on the first advent Sunday.Then, you should stroll along the Paseo Maritimo, the Borne and the tiny streets in Palma´s old town to get the Christmas feeling and the smell of chimneys and hot wine, served on the Spanish Christmas markets at Plaza Espana España, Plaza Mayor and Ramblas. These are the places where you find tipical typical Spanish Christmas figures, sweets and handicrafts. Don´t miss to pass by the town hall with the biggest crip in town. If you are looking for a fairytale Christmas market in Mallorca, visit the market at Pueblo Español where one of the biggest and most beautiful Christmas markets take place from 4 to 8th of December. It´s a traditional Middle/Northern European market with mulled wine, live music, artificial snow, specialities and kids entertainment. Also, the luxurious marina of Puerto Portals hosts a Christmas Market with several activities which lasts from 11th December until 6th of January, the day when the 3 Kings arrive. Open every day, here you will find high cuisine specialities served in lovely decorated stalls surrounded by the most luxurious boats. If you are looking for an uncommercial Christmas event, visit the bodega Santa Catarina, close to Andratx. Every Sunday in december before Christmas there is live music amid the vineyards. Taste the excellent wines, take a seat in the sun and enjoy Christmas in Mallorca! Another bodega, Castell Miguel in Alaro, hosts a small but lovely Christmas market. Find the best homemade mulled wine and delicious soups and sweets. Last but not least, the Swedish community in Mallorca holds a Christmas fair in the Swedish church in Palma just the weekend before the first advent. Find tipical Swedish Christmas decoration and Glögg, the Swedish mulled wine. Another chance to taste the Glögg is on 13th December, when the Swedishes celebrates Santa Lucia in front of the town hall in Palma, with live music, children singing and Swedish Christmas cakes.