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Get ready for some festive magic this family holiday season! Malta is gearing up for a loaded Christmas filled with family events, especially for the little ones. The festive spirit is contagious, and we’ve curated the ultimate list of top 10 Christmas events that will make your holiday season merry and bright! For a sleigh-load of seasonal cheer, check out our full events calendar, but right here, we’re unwrapping our top 10 picks for Christmas events for kids in Malta.

1. The Nutcracker

Immerse yourself in Moveo’s enchanting portrayal of ‘The Nutcracker,’ blending the magic of choreography with Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Join in this heart-warming performance that promises to craft unforgettable moments for everyone. The Nutcracker show is a must-see Christmas treat for the entire family! Get your tickets today for The Nutcracker show. The show will be held during the first and second week of December. We can already hear the Nutcracker music playing!

2. Christmas at the Fort

Get ready for a magical weekend as Fort St Elmo transforms into a one-of-a-kind Christmas village! This Christmas event is quite innovative especially when it comes to the location! Enjoy the festive treats like Christmas cakes, mulled wine, imbuljuta, roasted chestnuts, date-filled pastries, and honey rings. There will also be a range of activities for kids, including an interactive kids area. Children will get to meet Santa and receive free gifts. The event will be brightened by Maltese folk songs, and a variety show with choir singing. And there’s more! Get to see the crib exhibition, go round the artisan stands and have a jolly good fun! Keep the December 2nd and 3rd free and make sure to visit this festive event!

3. The Magro Christmas Family Fest

If you’re a Gozitan or you plan to visit Gozo during the Christmas festive season, then this event is certainly not to miss out on! The Magro Christmas Family Fest is packed with family-friendly activities, perfect for the little ones! From festive crafts and exciting science experiments to carousel and merry-go-round rides, the fun levels are high. Don’t miss their latest addition – a fantastic virtual reality experience! Plus, kids can hop on a train for a charming ride! This event is not just happening once, but a good 8 times. Check out The Magro Christmas Family Fest for all the details.

4. Breakfast with Santa at Esplora

Get ready for a dose of Christmas cheer because Santa is making a special stop in town, and this time, he’s bringing the festive spirit to the breakfast table at Esplora! Embrace the holiday season as  Esplora invite you and your loved ones to join them for a morning of magic and yummy breakfast alongside the one and only Santa Claus. Mark your calendars for the 16th of December!

5. The Magical Illuminated Trail

The Magical Illuminated Trail is back at the Enchanting Verdala Palace in Buskett with newer and bigger attractions this year!  There will also be a brand-new Christmas Village. The illuminated trail takes around 60 to 90 minutes to complete, including a visit to the Christmas Village and the food-court! Photo opportunities also await you along the trail, so make sure to have your phones on you to capture some beautiful Christmassy photos. Book your ticket to attend the Magical Illuminated Trail. It will take place from November 25th until January 7th.

6.Vincent’s Christmas Market

Nestled in the serene surroundings of Mgarr, on the 26th of November, you will find Vincent’s Christmas Market. Boasting over 70 stalls, this immersive experience goes beyond mere shopping.Get ready to discover handmade crafts, delectable treats and meals.  Make sure to take part in one of the workshops for families. There will also be horse riding and carriage rides, a trampoline, a bouncy castle, arts and crafts and so much more!

7. Fairyland – Santa’s city

Get ready as Valletta’s Piazza Tritoni transforms into Santa’s City from December 8th to January 7th, 2024! Enjoy the iconic views from Rudolph’s wheel, glide on the ice-skating rink, take part in mini games and explore the artisan market for unique finds while indulging in festive food and drinks. Santa Claus and his elves will be spreading joy, making it a magical experience for families, with live entertainment adding to it. Discover more about Fairyland at Piazza Tritoni.

8. Gigantic- Kirkop Local Christmas Market

Step into the festive wonder at Ħal Kirkop as the Local Council extends a warm invitation to its charming Christmas Market. This Christmas Market will take place across 2 days: December 2nd from 5pm-10pm, and December 3rd from 9am-5pm.Walk around the village streets, illuminated with Christmas lights, and discover all the Christmas stalls waiting for you.

9.Malta Artisanal Market – Christmas Market at Palazzo Parisio

Embrace the festive spirit at Palazzo Parisio’s Christmas Market in Naxxar! Discover unique handcrafted gifts, enjoy live entertainment, and indulge in delicious treats amidst dazzling decorations. Mark your calendars for December 10th! The Christmas Market will be there from 10am-6pm and it’s free admission, making it the perfect outing for family and friends.

10. Frosty Meadows – San Gwann Christmas Market

Join the magical Christmas experience at ‘Frosty Meadows’ in San Ġwann for the ultimate Christmas Market. This Christmas Market will take place from December 1st to December 3rd  at the San Ġwann Primary School! Enjoy live entertainment, dazzling lights, delicious treats, and family-friendly activities. Organized by San Ġwann Local Council, this is a free event, also supporting Puttinu Cares. Mark your calendars for some festive fun with family and friends!

As the curtain falls on these extraordinary Christmas events for kids in Malta we have every confidence that the little ones will cherish a treasure trove of delightful memories from this magical Christmas season! Dive deeper into the enchantment by exploring our events calendar, where more heart-warming festivities await to make this holiday season truly an unforgettable one.

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