It is the most magical time of the year! Christmas is for relaxing and enjoying food and celebrations with family and friends, as well as participating in the most typical traditions of the festive season.
If you're spending Christmas in Majorca this year, there are many traditions and activities you can't miss during your visit to the island - here are the most essential things to do in Mallorca at Christmas!
Christmas Lights in Palma de Majorca
The Christmas lights were switched on in Majorca on 18th November and will last until Epiphany (6th January). They will be switched on again for the festivities of San Sebastián on 20 January. On Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Epiphany you can see Palma's Christmas lights all night long. The opening hours for the rest of the days are from 17:30-18h to 22h.
As in previous years, a huge 23-metre illuminated Christmas tree is installed in Palma's Parc del Mar, right in front of the Cathedral.
Christmas markets in Majorca
In December the towns and streets of Mallorca are filled with Christmas markets where all kinds of products are on display, with activities for children and shows for families.
The Christmas Market in Puerto Portals is one of the most famous on the island, with beautiful stalls decorated with lights and all kinds of Christmas products for shopping. Of course, there is no shortage of delicious food on offer. You can visit this market from 15 December to 7 January. In Palma's Plaza Mayor there is also an open-air market with decorative products, handicrafts, and gifts.
El Canto de la Sibil·la (Song of the Sybil)
The Song of the Sybil is a traditional Gregorian chant that is performed on the night of the 24th of December in all the churches on the island. It is usually performed by a single person dressed in a tunic. This is one of the most important Christmas traditions in Majorca, and it is especially impressive to witness in Palma Cathedral.
Majorcan Christmas soup
Majorca's Christmas gastronomy is characterised by comforting dishes that have been preserved over the centuries. The most typical Christmas dish in Mallorca is the sopa de Nadal, a soup made with bread, vegetables and meat. It is also very typical to accompany it with lamb or turkey dishes.
The arrival of the Three Wise Men
In Spain, it is traditional for the Three Wise Men to bring gifts to all children on the night of 5 January, the eve of the Epiphany. In Mallorca, their Majesties arrive by boat at the Moll Vell in the Port of Palma and throw thousands of sweets to those attending the traditional Cavalcade of the Three Wise Men of Majorca, before they start handing out presents.
Your hotel for Christmas in Majorca
If you want to spend an unforgettable Christmas on the island, we invite you to stay at our exclusive 5-star hotel in Majorca. A luxury establishment where we have prepared the best Christmas menus and a festive atmosphere to awaken your Christmas spirit.
You are in an ideal place to disconnect, with a natural environment that invites you to relax and rest at this time of the year. Discover the treatments and massages at our hotel spa in Majorca, the yoga retreats we organise and other activities in Majorca.