There is nothing better to get you into the Christmas Spirit than a really good Christmas market with its wonderful smells of liqueurs, spices and caramelized nuts that fill the air along with the handicrafts on sale, Christmas carols, lighting and the colourful stalls. Plus, if we are lucky the chestnut sellers will be there to tempt us with their roasted chestnuts that are a tradition at this time of the year. Luckily for visitors to the island of Mallorca more and more places are taking up to this holiday tradition and one can find Christmas markets with very different characteristics ranging from markets showcasing the best from Mallorca to the international Christmas markets offering goods from all over the world and which seem to have been teleported directly from Santa´s workshop. Let yourself be taken over by the Christmas spirit and don’t miss the chance to visit the Christmas markets in Mallorca.
Here at Zafiro Hotels we would recommend the following as the best Christmas markets in Mallorca to visit: The Christmas Market in Palma From 2nd December to 7th January you will find over two hundred stalls spread around the Plaza España, the Plaza Mayor and La Rambla, brightening up the holidays in Palma with lights, sweets, and crafts. Nestling under the city´s Christmas lights, the stalls offer a great selection of handicrafts as well local produce so, if you are looking for a gift with a difference then head to the Christmas market in Palma. The Plaza Major is filled with stalls decorated with wonderful nativity figures and scenes, Christmas decorations, coloured lights accompanied by the wonderful aroma of freshly brewed coffee from the café and restaurants that surround the Plaza.
The Christmas market in Santa Ponsa
From November 28th to December 20th the Christmas market arrives in Santa Ponsa in the true German style, with wooden huts decorated with colourful lights and distributed all over the Fairground where you will find a thousand and one ideas for gifts such as toys, clothing, books, crafts, decor, etc. There is also a second-hand market, music and all kinds of typical mallorcan culinary delights are on sale. This market is the perfect place to visit if there are small children in the house as there is lots for the children to do and enjoy with plenty of entertainment for them, there is also a “just for kids" jumble sale, bouncy castles and the largest exhibition in Spain of Lego, plus on 6th December Santa Claus drops in for a visit to the market! The Christmas market in Santa Ponsa is open every day from 10:00am to 9.00pm.
The Christmas Market in Pueblo Español
Every year, Pueblo Español holds a Christmas market during the month of December when the streets and plazas of Pueblo Español, located in Palma de Mallorca, become a winter wonderland, with a wide variety stalls piled high with gifts, food and Christmas drinks, and don´t miss the chance to see the very special appearances by Santa Claus which help to make it one of the most wonderful Christmas markets in the Balearic Islands. Don't miss this special Christmas market in Pueblo Español, situated around Son Dureta, it also has free parking. This Christmas market is open from 12:00pm to 11.00pm except Sundays from 12:00pm to 8.00pm. The Christmas Market in Puerto Portals From December 11th to January 6th, the magic of Christmas can be found at the Christmas Market in Puerto Portals in Calvia, located in a cosy setting decorated with lights, Christmas trees and holiday music playing in background.
There is Christmas atmosphere to be found on every corner with the traditional decorated wooden huts, where you can find all kinds of original gifts, decorations, furnishing and accessories, scented candles, African art, tableware and hand painted ceramics, educational games, bags and accessories from Colombia, add a dash to an outfit with a transfer from Swarovski, and the list continues with items with their own touch of exclusivity from Puerto Portals. At this Christmas market, you can also enjoy the rich and varied gastronomy delights that are on offer ranging from Mediterranean, Japanese, German and organic delights to of course all kinds of Christmas sweets. And of course, not to be missed is the visit of Santa Claus and the three kings, who arrive by boat to Puerto Portals who distribute hundreds of gifts to all the children who are waiting for them, which they hand out after the end of the parade. Apart from the expected visit by Santa Claus and the three kings, children can take part in the many different activities on offer such as children's workshops, storytelling and "face painting".
The Christmas Street Festival at Port Adriano
In December Port Adriano becomes a winter wonderland with its amazing Christmas Street Festival. This spectacular Christmas market in Port Adriano, in Calvia, brings the magic of Christmas closer as there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. The exclusive Marina of Port Adriano in Mallorca, designed by Philippe Starck, is filled with coloured light and a unique atmosphere where you will find a charity market, food trucks selling all kinds of Christmas specialities and international fayre and as for children, there is so much to do and look at with bouncy castles, fun activities to do, workshops and entertainment.
Santa Claus has the Street festival in his diary and will be in his great Christmas ball to welcome all the children who want to ask for their Christmas wish, but only if they have been good! "Nadal fet a ma” the Christmas craft fair in Sineu Sineu also hold a Christmas market but with a difference, the idea behind this Christmas Market is to promote the local crafts and produce. There is lots on offer all handmade by local craftsman, you are sure to find a unique gift at this market. The fair's programme includes various educational activities and workshops for the little ones as well as a play area with wooden toys and games supplied by a local company for the children to enjoy.
The Christmas market at the Sanctuary de Lluc
If you are looking for a slightly different Christmas market, then this market is undoubtedly the perfect choice as the Christmas market at the Sanctuary de Lluc brings together more than 40 exhibitors, where you can find handicrafts, Christmas crafts, typical mallorcan culinary products, jewellery and organic products. Here the children can enjoy a ride on carousels, eating Nougat candy and listening to the Christmas carols. Here Zafiro Hotels we would suggest that you take part in the magic of Christmas in Mallorca and enjoy a magical day at the best Christmas markets in Mallorca and of course, we would also like to wish you…
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