Mallorca: Yachting destination in Summer, Christmas destination in Winter

The holidays are all about spending time with family and friends and what better place to do so than in Palma de Mallorca. The moment you are approaching this magical destination, you will be mesmerized by the abundance of Christmas lights all over the island.

Perfect escape

Whether you wish to use the holidays to wind down in peaceful enjoyment or get caught up in the spirit of the festivities, there is a perfect scene for you in Mallorca, with some spectacular things to do and picturesque villages to visit. And while making your way around the island, get inspired for your summer vacation plans!

Though rarely seeing snow, Mallorca has a wonderful crisp feel in December and January, with red berries dotting the hedgerows, and the earthy scent of wood smoke. You will find little bars and cafés in the smallest of villages, making for plenty of rest stops when you are out and about making memories.



Puerto Portals

The Christmas market in Puerto Portals is full of festive cheer thanks to its seasonal market, featuring dozens of Christmas stalls. At the market, In addition to plenty of original gift ideas, you will find all kinds of nibbles and bites, including traditional Christmas specialties and international dishes, such as ´Kartoffelsalat´or´Lebkuchen´.

Enjoy shopping and having a holiday refreshment in a welcoming atmosphere adorned with lights and Christmas trees, while listening to traditional music. Children´s activities include storytelling, craft workshops and face painting and the event features an exciting skating rink.

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Plaza Mayor

In the city center of Palma de Mallorca you will find the Plaza Mayor market. This market is filled with stalls offering Christmas decorations and gifts, including everything you need to create your own nativity scene, a great activity for when the weather is a bit chilly and you stay in and get bundled up. If you are in need of inspiration, you can stroll along the several impressive displays of nativity scenes around the city, such as the one in the foyer of the
town hall in Plaza Cort.

The Christmas markets continue in La Rambla and around Plaza España, with stalls selling churros, artisan products and unique Christmas decorations. Pick up a souvenir for your tree back home to remind you of this special trip!

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Pueblo Español

At Christmas, the streets and squares of Pueblo Español become a winter wonderland, with many gift stalls, delicious food to warm you up, cocktail and wine stands and of course, a special appearance from Santa Claus. Pueblo Español is situated in the Son Dureta area of the city.

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Discover Alaró at the two-day Christmas Market where visitors can expect to find a range of handmade Mallorcan products, local food and lots of festive cheer. The food trucks in particular are well worth a visit for hot chocolate, crêpes and other winter warmers.

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What if you are still looking for that one extra gift for that special person after visiting all the markets?

No worries, Palma and the smaller towns in Mallorca will offer you plenty of opportunity for some enjoyable Christmas shopping. For inspiring gift ideas, pop into Rialto Living in Palma. A treasure trove of interior items,  Palma´s first lifestyle store is a gorgeous space in which to browse for delightful Christmas-themed items.

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La Seu

While visiting the markets and shops and making your way around the island, you will notice that the myriad of churches, sanctuaries and hermitages spread throughout Mallorca also pay extra-special attention to their decor at Christmas time. If you have the opportunity, try to partake in one of the most important social activities on the calendar at La Seu, Palma´s magnificent cathedral, on Christmas Eve.

Midnight mass here is an awe-inspiring event, echoed at Lluc, Mallorca´s most sacred monastery.

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Tapas time at La Caña

After all this sightseeing and getting to know the island better it is time for dinner. With multiple restaurants offering traditional and fusion cuisines, and venues ranging from small and cozy to spacious and bright, there really is something for everyone. So whether you´re after an intimate evening for two or a big family get-together, you are sure to find a place to suit your needs.

Get caught up in the magic of the holidays as streets light up with twinkling lights and Yuletide decorations. Consider dropping by La Caña, near the cathedral, and enjoy fantastic Christmas tapas and main courses. They are offering three different menus that bring together the very best of Spanish cooking including patatas bravas, grilled octopus,
seabass confit and braised Iberian pork.

Their wines are handpicked from Spain and their desserts to share include Gianduja chocolate cheesecake. With a view of the superyachts in the harbor, this is the perfect time to discuss your summer plans with your family while you are all together. Now that you all have fallen in love with Mallorca, how about chartering a yacht to cruise the Balearics in the summer? Sounds like the perfect New Year’s resolution!

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New Year

Talking about the New Year, on December 31 st , as the church bells sound midnight, don´t forget to have your grapes ready. The Spanish welcome the New Year in by eating one grape for each strike of the clock; a tradition said to bring prosperity and good luck. Happy New Year and we cannot wait to welcome you back this summer on your private yacht to explore Mallorca in the summer!

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