Christmas celebrations Valletta 2021

Valletta Christmas Celebrations 2021

  • Dec 4, 2021

Tis the season!

There’s no better time to visit Valletta than Christmastime. The streets transform into a hub of bright lights, Christmas carols and good cheer…not to mention the busy shoppers and families filling Valletta’s restaurants and shopping malls for a spot of Christmas shopping and hot chocolate.

A couple of well-organised, family-friendly activities also amplify the city’s Yuletide spirits. Whether you’re Christmas-obsessed or a self-proclaimed Scrooge, they’re well worth a visit!

Christmas in the City

Location: Valletta

Dates: 22nd November – 6th December

Visitors can enjoy a humongous Christmas tree in Freedom Square, Christmas lights in Republic Street, Merchants Street and Archbishop Street, as well as the crib next to St John’s Co-Cathedral.

Fairyland – Santa’s City

Location: Triton Fountain, Valletta

Dates: 3rd December – 2nd January

The Triton Fountain area has been transformed into a Christmas village for children and adults alike. Among the attractions, there’s Rudolph’s Wheel – a Christmas-themed Ferris wheel that provides the best bird’s eye view of the city, an ice rink, lots of Christmas food and drinks, and most importantly, Santa Claus himself!

The Valletta Waterfront Christmas Wonderland

Location: Valletta Waterfront

Dates: 27th November – 6th January

What better way to bring your family together than by indulging in a delicious meal at one of Valletta Waterfront’s restaurants? The Waterfront will be adorned with a 35-foot Christmas tree, Santa’s house, a traditional Maltese crib, a massive gingerbread man, a handmade Nutcracker Soldier and more. Additionally, the Waterfront team has organised a packed calendar of Christmas activities including live entertainment, photo opportunities with Santa Claus and Mrs Claus and elves on stilts. 

Christmas Eve in Valletta

A traditional Maltese celebration of Christmas eve includes midnight mass at one of Valletta’s many churches and chapels, early Christmas breakfast and last-minute gift shopping. Alternatively, reserve a table at a restaurant in Valletta, and feast on turkey, Christmas pudding, honey rings and wine. 

Where to stay in Valletta? 

If you’re thinking of staying in Valletta this Christmas, look no further! Situated right at the heart of Valletta, Casa Ellul is a boutique hotel that’s the perfect fusion of upscale sophistication and Mediterranean hospitality. With only nine suites, the Casa Ellul team prides itself in offering a bespoke experience that will transform Yuletide 2021 into an experience that you’ll cherish forever!