Reasons you should spend NYE 18/19 in Malta

26 September 2018

If you are considering booking flights to Malta, why not come to welcome the New Year? Malta offers a variety of celebrations during the festive season that will make your holidays unforgettable. Expect nothing more than delicious food, an atmosphere of cosiness, and traditional festive activities for everyone. Here are just some of the things you can experience on New Year’s Eve in Malta!

A variety of celebrations

Regardless of whether you decide to visit with your family, friends, partner, pet or by yourself, there are different events that suit everyone’s tastes. 

If you enjoy thrilling fireworks, a bustling street party, light-filled streets and music, Valletta is your destination of choice. Valletta’s main squares, roads as well as the waterfront offer some of the best opportunities for fun– from free concerts to fireworks; every corner around the city will lead to a truly joyful experience. 

New Years Eve in Malta

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Every year the biggest celebration occurs in the majestic St. George’s Square where the Grandmaster’s Palace stands. This year's line-up includes Ira Losco, Malta's favourite pop queen, alongside other renowned Maltese singers and DJs. This will be a New Year's Eve celebration so great and electrifying you wouldn't want to miss it!

Be sure to stop by at St. John’s Co-Cathedral to listen to amazing carol singing that will really get you in the mood! If you’re looking to dine at Valletta, don’t forget to book a place in advance as all restaurants are jam-packed on the night!

For the ultimate party animal experience, be sure to head over to the areas around St. Julian’s and Sliema. What’s more, closer to the date, a variety of parties, happening in different venues around the island, will also be announced, so stay tuned!

Mild weather

With the mild weather that Malta experiences during the winter, you don’t have to worry about spending the day hiding inside. Winter holidays spent in Malta can be as fun as summer holidays because you can choose a variety of outdoor activities. Imagine yourself wearing your favorite winter sweater whilst wondering the beautiful streets of an old town waiting for the clock to strike midnight or exploring the coastline on foot after a big, heart-warming dinner.

New Years Eve in Malta

Shop from local artisans 

If you are interested in getting your hands on locally-produced festive crafts, you should definitely check out the Malta Artisan Markets. During the end of December, craftsmen display their work in charming historic settings for all to see. Here, you can find some great authentic products such as jewellery, delicacies, and home décor. Learn more about Maltese culture by shopping for some special souvenirs for your loved ones.

New Years Eve in Malta

In Ta’Qali and Ta’Dbiegi crafts villages, you can find some of the best traditional shopping opportunities all year round. Here local experts can be seen in action crafting their artefacts such as glass, sculpture and lace. 

Maltese festive food

But is it even New Year’s Eve without indulging in some delicious festive food? Maltese cuisine offers the best traditional food during the winter season. 

New Years Eve in Malta

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Try Malta’s traditional Christmas log, Qagħaq tal-għasel (honey rings), Pudina tal-ħobż (bread pudding) and Imqaret to sweeten your days. Just don’t leave without treating yourself to one delicious Imbuljuta tal-Qastan, a warm drink made from chestnuts, cocoa, cloves, and oranges. The only difficulty you will have is deciding which kind of food you want to try first! 

Malta will definitely offer you a New Year’s Eve to remember, filled with fun times for everyone. Spending your holidays in Malta this December will give you a fantastic start to 2019. What are you waiting for?

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