Christmas markets in Mallorca

It’s a German tradition dating back to the late medieval age and originally it was nothing but a market, where people could provide themselves with meats and other necessary goods for the winter time...

 

..Only later it was allowed for craftsmen such as toymakers, basketmakers and gingerbread bakers to set up stalls to sell goods, which children would receive as Christmas presents. Even roasted chestnuts, nuts and almonds were already sold back then!

Nowadays they are beautifully illuminated markets brightening up the dark and cold winter evenings, with Christmas carols playing and an immense range of goods and delicacies on offer.

And they pop up on the town squares of more and more countries, because it is such a delightful festive event and full of atmosphere and a great way to have a good time with family and friends. And doesn’t every one of us have their favourite food or drink here? Some cannot wait to go for a stroll along the stalls to eat delicious gingerbreads, spice cookies or candy floss, or those divine candied almonds or one of those tasty candied apples in shining red. Others gather with friends to warm up over a glass of Glühwein (mulled wine) or grogg. And some of us are more interested in the non-culinary goodies and go looking for Christmas decorations for their Christmas tree and for their windows and tables at home and some buy some new figurines for their crib.

In Palma the Christmas market is taking place on the following squares: Plaza de España, Plaza Porta Pintada, Paseo de Borne, Rambla, Plaza Mayor and Via Roma.

Christmas markets in other areas of the island:

Alaró: 15 - 16 December

Algaida: 16 December

Artà: 2 December

Campanet: 10 December

Cala Millor: 9 December

Calvià: 6 December

Montuiri: 2 December

Porreres: 19 December

Port Adriano: 12 - 20 December

Port Andratx: 3 December

Puerto Portals. 15 December - 8 January

Sant Llorenç: 13 December

Sineu: 19 - 20 December

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