Not planned anything yet? Here’s our round-up of the biggest events in the Maltese Islands
Are you in Malta and wondering how you can ring in the New Year?
Regardless of whether you fancy ushering in the new year in Malta or its sister island of Gozo, and whether you’re looking for somewhere to dance the night away or something relaxing, you’re sure to find just the perfect spot. So, if you have arrived for your holidays in Malta , why not consider a short hop over to the sister island of Gozo to celebrate the New Year or heading to Valletta?
Below we have gathered the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations happening on the Maltese Islands this year, ensuring you’ll have a great start to 2020!
Photo courtesy of Valletta NYE 2020 Official Facebook page
St. George’s Square, Valletta
As one of the largest events on the Maltese islands, Valletta is a go-to destination for many locals and tourists alike. Year after year St George’s square is transformed into a live outdoor music arena offering the best in local musicians and DJ’s. This you can catch The Travellers, Ozzy Lino, Kevin Paul Calleja, Gaia Cauchi, Kurt Calleja, Nate, Frank & Rossi and D-Rey. The event is also televised and is it also free. As it requires no tickets to enter- we suggest you get down early to secure yourself a prime spot.
Valletta Waterfront celebrations
Photo courtesy of Valletta Waterfront Facebook page
End the year in style and welcome the New Year 2020 with a cacophony of festivities featuring live bands, roaming children’s entertainment and fireworks tomorrow. This event is also free and requires no tickets, though should you wish to dine at a restaurant do ring around for availability and set menu prices. A DJ will take over the decks from 00.30hrs onwards spinning music from across the decades. Here’s the official line up in a nutshell-
7:00 pm-midnight – Free children’s entertainment
9:30 pm-10:30 pm – Beesqueeze (live acoustic duo)
11:00 pm-00:30 am – SterjoTipi (live band)
11:30 pm-00:30 am – Juggling and Fire Shows (next to the Chapel)
At midnight there is a countdown followed by a fireworks display
00:30 am-late – Afterparty with DJ
Pjazza Indipendenza, Victoria (Rabat) Gozo
Photo courtesy of Ministry for Gozo
The Ministry for Gozo is proud to present the 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Gozo. The event will be bigger, better and more spectacular than ever before. Featuring X factor winner Michela and friends, DCapitals, JJoy, Mae Ivy Walls, BennyGee and internationally celebrated artist Becky Hill. The event kicks off from 21:30 and again is a free event with no tickets required!
What about private events and restaurants?
From pubs, bars and local band clubs to fancy black-tie hotel gala dinners and high-end restaurants to nightclub events, there are plenty to choose from with a quick Facebook search for New year’s events in Malta. You might have left it a little late to book some of these, but if you fancy any of them, it is worth giving them a quick call to see if there are any last-minute cancellations or check the event Facebook page to see if anyone is selling unwanted tickets.
Don’t fancy going out?
In any case, the best celebration is doing what makes you happy with the people you love, so you don’t need our suggestions on this one – make it happen! Get the pizza’s in, gather your friends together and watch the world celebrations unfold from the comfort of your sofa!
There you have it, your New Year’s Eve 2020 in Malta sorted. With all the good times that await you, we guarantee you won’t ever regret having booked flights to Malta just in time for New Year’s Eve!
Wishing you a very happy 2020!