While much of northern Europe is caught up in a pre-Christmas frenzy of stress and overspending, Mallorca is mellow. The Balearic holiday season is much more chilled than some of its European counterparts, which can come as a blessing.
Escape the pressure and visit Mallorca in December. As the Christmas lights switch on in Palma, residents and visitors mingle in atmospheric shopping streets and markets. Towns and villages across the island celebrate the festive season in a low-key show of tradition and togetherness. After Easter, Christmas time is when Spain’s religious roots are most apparent.
Weather in Mallorca in December
Similar in temperature to the UK in September, December Mallorca weather is cool but far from freezing. Daily average highs sit at around 16°C, while the average low is approximately 9°C. The rainier months of October and November have passed and days are drier, though this is the month with the least average daily sunshine.
When the sun does come out, however – typically by the afternoon – it can feel wonderfully warm.
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
Top things to do in December on Mallorca
A wintery walk followed by a delicious lunch; a trip to beautifully festooned Palma Cathedral and markets, markets, markets: December in Mallorca is a magical time. The island’s beaches are deserted and perfect for a stroll, and it’s still possible to play golf and tennis.
Some hotels remain open and reduce their rates during wintertime, so December is a fabulous opportunity to spoil yourself with a relaxing, luxurious mini break at an affordable price. To discover the major events happening on Mallorca this month, click here.
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Local Festivals in December
From religious festival days at the start of the month to the centuries-old Festa de l’Estandard taking place in old-town Palma at the end, December on Mallorca brings much to celebrate. Little local ones include the agricultural fair in Montuïri and almond milk fair in Marratxí – and every town and village now embraces the more modern tradition of Santa Claus.
December 31st, or course, sees the whole island ushering in the New Year with parties, fireworks and the typically Spanish eating of the grapes at midnight.
The Spanish know how to throw a party and that includes a local festival. Come and join in the unique atmosphere in Palma, Montuïri, Capdepera and Marratxi. […] Local Festivals in December on Mallorca
Photos that will make you want to visit Mallorca in December
Be inspired with our selection of images that will make you want to visit Mallorca in December.
View our live webcam over Palma Here is the latest views from our very own Mallorca Webcam. Strategically positioned at the top of the Son […] Mallorca in December […] Mallorca in December
If you’ve never visited Mallorca in December, prepare for an entirely different experience. With winter gastronomy, low-key, enjoyable shopping and magical German and Spanish markets, this is a special time to find yourself on the island. The Spanish place more emphasis on the arrival of the Three Kings in early January than on Christmas itself, which is still a primarily religious event.
Palma comes alive in December with illumination and leisurely shoppers taking a break for a hot chocolate at a cosy café; come and join the celebration.
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