Christmas in Valletta

Christmas street lights in Valletta

Valletta is a wonderful gateway to the rest of the island where you can spend a peaceful and relaxed Christmas vacations. Your stay in this wonderful city will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time and you will be able to experience the splendor of the Renaissance and Baroque architecture of this world heritage site. Those interested in Christmas shopping, will find the main shopping streets sparkling with festive lights and packed with shoppers. The weather is generally mild and even on the coldest days in winter, the sun usually makes a generous appearance. At the Christmas Market which is open daily you can buy the components for your own nativity scene, as well as sweets, toys and all sorts of Christmas-related ornaments and goodies. Shoppers can marvel at the elaborate additions to nativity scenes. For those interested in going to the theatre there is the Christmas Pantomine at the Manoel Theatre. This year’s theme is Pirates of the Mediterranean….. bearing gifts of pirate gold.
The Christmas Pantomine will be staged at the Manoel Theatre a short walk from Maison La Vallette. It is the oldest theatre in europe and dates back to 1732.
Throughout Valletta the great sixteenth century buildings, monuments and statues are bathed in light at night. The bastions and streets are light up and are themselves works of art. All the churches are at their best with gleaming chandeliers and nativity scenes. St John’s Cathedral a jewel of baroque architecture is a must during this time of year.