Firstly, there is a gigantic and very ambitious plan being organised by Saloua from A Ma Maison Restaurant in Palma, she is organising a Christmas party for 600 children! She obviously can’t do that on her own and is looking for volunteers and people to donate presents, funds, time. The present drop off points are Bikini Beach and A Ma Maison, if you want to make a donation please make the present wrapped and be of 15€ value. Or you can volunteer to help on the day which will be December 15th. For more info contact Saloua on 634 90 69 14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvia Vet is organising a collection of blankets, cushions and towels to be passed on to refuges around the island as the weather worsens. Drop off what you want there and they will get it distributed. You can call them on Tel. 971695108 for their opening hours.
Specsavers in Santa Ponsa is participating in the food bank collection, so if you are popping in for an eye test or to get your glasses repaired, or you are just passing, take them in something non perishable, they are particularly also looking for things for babies and children, nappies, milk and baby food which is heartbreaking really. So please make sure you keep them in mind if you are in the Santa Ponsa area.
Christmas market in Calvia on the 6th.
Over in Peguera on Saturday and Sunday this weekend there will be a Christmas Bazar plus second-hand sections all for charity. Doors open at 9.00am until 12.30 pm. It is at the Casal de Paguera which is opposite the Church. Free entrance Contact 627696224 Alyson
Pueblo Español Christmas Market 5th to 9th December The Pueblo Espanol is a bit like Spanish Disneyland because it has miniature versions of some of the more famous Spanish buildings! It can be a devil to park around there but it is worth it. For the Christmas market, the entire area is kitted out with beautiful decorations and lights. The market has a €5 entry fee for those 12 years and older, including a free mulled wine. It runs from the 5th to the 9th of December and is open every day from 12h to 23h, and Sunday from 12h to 20h. Father Christmas will also make daily appearances from 12h to 14h, 16h30 to 18h30 and 20h30 to 22h.
There are five areas: Plaça Mayor, Plaça d’España, La Rambla, Via Roma, and Plaça Porta Pintada with markets in central Palma In total, there are nearly 220 stands selling all kinds of things from nativity scene decorations to hats made from yak wool. The markets are open from 10h to 21h during the season. Markets will be open until 7th January.
On December 5th there will be a Winter baking workshop designed to make baking fun and simple. Price includes drinks and snacks, plus tasting the finished goodies, an apron and recipe pack of 10 delicious treats for the fiestas. Tickets are on food and friends website, the link is: https://foodandfriends.es/producto/pasteleria-baking-with-mise-white-05-12-19/
Art workshop this weekend from 10am to 2pm in Santa Catalina led by Anja Kleener and Vivian Borsani who will be helping you to make a special gift, explore new artistic territory or even make your own Christmas cards! Contact Anja on 687 76 95 06 for more info
If you want to enter a competition to win a dinner at Santosha restaurant then send your best horizontal photo of Christmas lights wherever you are in Mallorca by December 8th to hello@Affordable Mallorca.com
Wednesday 11th December from 17.30 to 20.00 Christmas singsong at the Dockbar at STP Boatyard in Palma, make sure you are wearing your Christmas jumper. It will also be a drop-off point for helping Mallorca’s homeless so make sure you bring something to put in the box, either warm clothes or non-perishable food.
12th December there will be an Open Day at Palma College. Parents and prospective students are welcome to join them for an informal talk with their teachers and to see their two buildings. Then for a Taster Day where you will get a feel for the A-Level courses and see their style of teaching in a lesson environment. Please book your place to all or part of this day by emailing for the schedule: email@example.com
Thursday 12 December The Audience at Cine Ciutat in English from the National Theatre.
Art exhibition by Vivian Borsani at the new Mama Carmens cafe on Calle Rossynol 3a, in Santa Catalina in Palma on December 13th. Vivian makes beautiful art and even if you can’t afford an original painting by her she has sets of beautiful inspiration cards which make lovely Christmas presents.
Arta Christmas Market on December 14th from 4pm to 8pm with hand made gifts
14th and 15th December starting at 10h30. The village of Alaró Christmas market on the square is my favourite, although it is often REALLY cold when you go up there so be warned. Apparently, there will be more than 50 stalls set up selling crafts, clothes, and there will be live music and entertainment.
Countryside Christmas Market Costitx is a newcomer to the Christmas Market scene, this holiday fair hosted by Spoon Full O’ Moon will be an environmentally conscious afternoon featuring plant-based treats, clothing, jewellery, art, essential oils, cards and organic wine all set up along a charming “Fairy tale Trail”. Live music, decorations, a photo booth, bonfires and karaoke round out the event! Entry is €10 for adults, €5 for kids. The event will be held on 15th December between 13h and 18h. The address is Poligono 1, Parcela 207 in Costitx.
Son Amar Winter Wonderland International Christmas market with a huge ice rink in Palmanyola on the Ctra Palma-Soller from 13th to 15th December. Opening hours are 12h to 22h. Adults €5, kids free!
Palma Dogs is hosting a Christmas lunch and mini quiz at the Boat House on Sun 15th
Calvia Cats Christmas Carols… 18th December, 18.00 – 20.00. Zeppelin’s Bar, Magaluf, Everyone welcome, especially good singers!
The Puerto Portals Christmas fair has become popular in recent years. It’s got to be said the offerings tend to be a bit more “upmarket” than some of the other fairs, but it’s a nice place to wander around and enjoy a mulled wine. The market runs from 20th December to 6th January.
Port Adriano will be more of a fun place to go to for children as there will be food trucks and an ice skating rink set up as well as giant slides and attractions for the kids. Market days are from 22nd December to 7th January.
There is also a really cute idea “Breakfast with Santa” at the London Arms in Magaluf every Thursday to Sunday from now until Christmas! 10am to 11.30am you can do arts and crafts, write a letter to Santa and deliver it to him personally, have your photo taken with him and also the kids get a present to go away with. It costs 9.95.
The Christmas services at The Anglican Church
- Saturday 21st at 5pm Children’s Candlelit Christingle Service
- Sunday 22nd at 6pm there will be a carol service
- Christmas Eve at 11.30pm Midnight Mass
- Christmas Day at 11am Christmas Eucharist
Christmas Day Dip at El Toro at MIDDAY! If you feel like doing something really silly on Christmas Day then get to El Toro with a bottle of cava or a wee nip of something and take your trunks. At midday, a rocket goes off and everyone rushes into the water, it is hilarious!
Then if you need to get rid of your little darlings for a couple of days of peace and quiet or you want to give them the gift of an experience rather than a thing that will hold their attention for ten minutes then consider sending them to a pony camp for a couple of days!
- 23, 24, 26, 27 December
- 30, 31, 2, 3 December and January are available
Contact Sophie at Club Caballisto Son Malero in Calvia on 696 66 70 01 to make your booking and get more info
Then after all the Christmas excesses and New Year’s Eve shenanigans, there will be a special event on January 2nd at Bellver Castle organised by a yoga teacher called Marisol. It is a donation only event starting at 11.00 where the participants will do 108 sun salutations, it is a way to start the new year with fresh intentions.
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