Don’t miss the ceremonial placing of the Royal Standard in Plaça Cort. Started in the 13th century, this festival is entrenched in Palma tradition and is one of the oldest in Europe. Defeated pirates, almond milk and wild game are also the cause of annual celebration in three towns in Mallorca, and festive markets take place island wide.
Full of Christmas spirit, these lively markets pop up in and beyond the capital of Palma and are akin to mini festivals themselves. Puerto Portals has German and Austrian flavour, while Port Adriano stages an ice skating rink and there are many authentic local markets to be found in villages such as Valldemossa and Alaró.
In true Spanish style, the New Year is welcomed on 31st December with fiestas across Mallorca; most notably with fireworks in Palma.
Take a peek at our list of restaurants embracing the festive period with a spirited ambiance and special menus for couples, families and companies. […] Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations
There are a hundreds of festivals on Mallorca celebrating different traditions. The Feria Agrícola y de la Perdiz is a fair featuring varieties of patridges. […] Partridge & agricultural fair in Montuïri
Almonds are plentiful on Mallorca: At the heart of Fera de la Llet d’Ametla is the creamy milk made from soaking the nuts overnight for this artisanal fair. […] Fira de la Llet d’Ametla
In the Roman walled town of Capdepera, legend has it that the Virgen de la Esparanza saved the small picturesque village from a pirate attack long ago. […] La Virgen de la Esperanza
Plaça Cort, Palma
Since the 13th century, Mallorca has celebrated the Moors rule ending on the island with a festival, including a ceremonial procession and mass in Palma. […] Festa de l’Estandard
Apart from local festivals, there are a wide variety of events taking place during December on the island. Discover them all together with numerous activities which are ideal for this month by clicking here.
Take time out to join in a local festival in Mallorca this winter season and you’ll be rewarded with a memorable experience. As much of northern Europe is frantically spending, the Balearics engage in a gentler run up to Christmas by honouring tradition. That’s not to say you’ll be disappointed by the shopping, however. Charming festive markets happen in many towns and villages and the streets of Palma are full of Christmas atmosphere.
More about Mallorca in December
December in Mallorca is a special time. Visit the island during Christmas season and be immersed in magical markets, traditional festivals and winter sun. […] Mallorca in December
As Palma, towns and villages across the island light up for Christmas, days get shorter in Mallorca, and there’s a nip in the air alongside the sunshine. […] Mallorca weather in December
Be inspired with our selection of images that will make you want to visit Mallorca in December.