Each year, traditional Christmas markets in Mallorca fill the island with alluring scents, flavours and sensations, all wrapped up in an authentic festive atmosphere. There is something truly magical about this time of year, when Mallorca is bathed in winter sunlight and beautiful Christmas lights illuminate the streets into a dreamy winter wonderland.
Christmas Markets in Mallorca
As well as the traditional weekly markets, visitors and locals can enjoy the special Christmas markets in December and January. Palma de Mallorca offers a wealth of wonderful stalls and there will also be a very glamorous offering in Puerto Portals and Port Adriano and traditional markets hosted across the island’s charming villages and towns.
Palma de Mallorca
The biggest Christmas market of the island takes place in the centre of Palma, where there will be a total of 220 stands in Plaza Mayor, Las Ramblas, Vía Roma, Plaza España and Plaza Cort. The markets commence on November 23rd and will run until January 8th, every day from from 10am to 9pm.
As well as festive gifts, visitors can enjoy plenty of food stalls, with Palma City Council providing a jam-packed Christmas programme that will include live music, theatre, storytelling, games and guided tours. There will also be nativity scenes, known locally as ‘betlems’, placed around the capital, with the main one located in front of Plaça Cort.
Plaza Mayor, Palma
The beautifully lit Plaza Mayor offers a wonderful Christmas market with handmade souvenirs and a wide selection of traditional hand painted Nativity figures. The iconic square will also be the setting for live musical performances which are set to liven up a spot of festive shopping in the capital.
Taking place between: November 21st – January 6th
Pueblo Español, Palma
Pueblo Español has mounted a Christmas fair with stalls dedicated to delicacies, handicrafts, decorative items and traditional holiday items. The market is comprised of a classic mix of festive and gastronomic stands, with a stage for musical entertainment. Attracting the young at heart for its magical artificial snow, the opening hours are every day from 12am till 11pm and on Sunday until 8pm.
Taking place between: December 5th – 15th
The Christmas market of Santa Ponsa is an attractive destination for those that want to experience some sparkle, with a fantastic flea market, music, merry-go-rounds and arts and crafts. The market takes place at the industrial area of Son Bugadellas, opening from Monday to Friday from 5pm until 10pm, and at the weekend from 10am untill 10pm.
Taking place between: November 26th – December 18th
Puerto Portals puts on a fabulous Christmas market that exudes sophistication. It has been chosen as one of the best Christmas markets in Europe thanks to its extensive programme of activities. As well as an ice skating rink, visitors can enjoy musical performances, children’s workshops, circus schools, storytelling, film screenings and so much more! Food will also be served at stands and food trucks, with the market open every day from 12pm to 9pm and at the weekend until 10pm.
Taking place between: December 18th– January 6th
In the authentic town of Alaró there is a lovely Christmas market to really get you in the festive mood this season. The star of the show is its impressive Christmas tree in the village square which is filled with gifts and decorations. Opening weekdays from 10am till 9pm and on Sunday from 10am till 5pm, visitors can pick up an assortment of treats to gift to loved ones and taste some delicious plates of Mallorcan food.
Taking place between: 14th – 15th December
The great Christmas Park returns to the central square of Port Adriano, which will again feature a large skating rink and large slide to delight children and adults. The ecological ice rink is the largest 100% ecological ice rink in Mallorca, stretching 10 meters wide over an area of 300 m2.
Taking place between: December 20th – January 7th
This year, Manacor has installed its very own 200 metres squared ecological ice skating rink. Aimed at boosting the festive spirit, entrance will be free for everyone, with the ice rink opening from December 20 to January 6 from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 9pm, with the exception of December 24 and 31.
Palma is fantastic for shopping – think wonderful food markets, chic boulevards, stylish shops with the latest designs combindd with traditional Mallorcan artisans and bodegas. Finding that unique Christmas gift could not be easier in the capital and is well recommended to give you a retail fix.