The Christmas Lights in Mallorca
The Christmas lights are the start of the Christmas festive season in Mallorca, because nothing signifies the approach of Christmas more than the glow of season street lights. Then, it will come the Christmas markets, the music concerts, Santa Claus… On this article we will recommend you two of our favorite Christmas lights in Mallorca: in Alcudia and in Palma. In Palma because it is the capital of the island, and the place where there are more lights to see. In Alcudia because is our home base.
Christmas lights in Palma
The Christmas lights will be switched on by the association Angeles Sin Alas (“angels without wings”) that has been selected by a participative online voting. The Palma town hall promotes the values of solidarity and cooperation amongst the citizenship. On these premises, they decided that every year a citizens group will be selected for such a special moment of the Christmas, as the switch-on of the lights.
In 2019, a total of 235000 meters of garlands have been strung across Palma main streets and 941 trees and 200 palm trees have been given a Christmas makeover, with a budget over 70000€.
When will the Christmas light will be in Palma?
The official act to switch on the Christmas lights in Palma will be on 28th November 2019 at 19.30 at the Plaza de la Reina. In 2019 you will be able to see the countdown at Plaza Joan Carles I and at Plaza Cort, with projections on the façade of the town hall and Casal Solleric. The lights will be up until 21st January, just after the Sant Sebastian Fiestas dedicated to the local patron of the city.
Events for the switch on of the lights:
The Christmas lights have a motto in 2019: ‘Palma, city of the future’. There are scheduled different circus shows and events in the afternoon, with activities from 5.30 pm.
The Circ Bover will offer the show ‘Somia’m’ at Plaza de la Reina from 5:30 p.m., where they dream the city of Palma for the future. The same company will also be in charge of ‘Passatge Insòlit’, in Jaume III street, and ‘La màquina dels desitjos’, in the Plaza del Mercat.
Other interesting events are:
- the show for children up to six years ‘Il·lumina la mar’, by El Gato con Botas, at Casal Balaguer. A show for kids aged 0-10 years, at 5:40 PM, 6:10 PM, 6:40 PM and 7:10 PM. A clown will invite you to dive into the bottom of the sea to discover a magical world, where native species live, but also invading elements.
- ‘Cycloleds’, the parade of Artistalia by Plaza Joan Carles I to Union Street
- ‘Next Nature’, an interactive installation of Rotor Studio in Plaza de Cort (from 3.50 pm)
- ‘Ritmes i sons’, the batucada of the Municipal School of Music that will pass through Plaza España, Sant Miquel Street and Plaza Mayor.
- ‘Akasya’, by Sarruga, an installation with giant trees in Plaza España to reflect on the importance of nature
- ‘Il·lumina els teus desitjos’, by Dalumen Lab, in Juan Carlos Square.
To finish the events at 8:00 p.m., the Bethlehem of Cort and the royal mailbox will be opened in the lobby of Cort Town hall.
A suggested route to see the lights
On this walk you can see some of the main streets with the lights and also combine it with some shopping, street markets and the Cort Bethlem. The route on the below map follows the streets: Borne, Plaza Joan Carles I, Plaza Mercat, Ramblas, Carrer Oms, Plaza Major and Plaza Cort.
Christmas lights in Alcudia
As you probably know, Alcudia is the place where we are based. And we love to promote our island and our city. This is why we recommend the Christmas lights in Alcudia. We are sure each person has its own preference, and this is ours.
In 2019 the Alcudia town hall is prepared a Christmas programme called “Temps de nadal” (Christmas time) with many activities and events in December and January. The kick off will be the switch on of the light that will take place on 7th December at Porta del Moll. After that, the town hall invites all the public to a hot chocolate and ensaimada, and the “Cor de la Gent Gram de Alcudia” will play music. At the same time, it will be inaugurated the Christmas tree.
A great day to see the Christmas lights in on Saturday 14th or 21st December as there will be a Christmas market in the streets of Alcudia, where you can find stalls selling different articles. There will be also activities for children and live music. It will end with a special Christmas Tapas Event at the main square with music.