Live a Christmas in Menorca

December is a month full of magic, where the streets are filled with light and the sound of laughter from the little ones in the house. December is one of the most memorable months of the year because it's Christmas. In all parts of the world, the Christmas atmosphere is already breathed. Come and discover how Christmas is lived in Menorca.

Live a Christmas in Menorca

We have already entered the final stretch of the year and that means that Christmas is coming. Menorca dresses up to celebrate this special time and from Portal Menorca, we are going to take you with us on a tour of some of the activities that are going to take place on the island in honor of these festivities.


Mercados navideñosOne of the most Christmas activities around the world is to visit the charming Christmas markets that the cities prepare, they say that the one in Berlin is one of the best in Europe. But you don't have to go that far to enjoy spectacular Christmas markets, because in Menorca we also have quite a few.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December in Sant Lluís: the town's Christmas market will take place, in which a multitude of complementary activities are also organized to energize the atmosphere.

Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th, and Sunday the 18th of December in Mahón: these are the days chosen for the now traditional “Ses Bruixes” Christmas market; you cannot miss it.

From Friday the 16th to Saturday the 24th and from Monday the 26th to Saturday the 31st of December in Alaior: this Christmas market will be open with a wide gastronomic offer and Christmas products, as well as complementary activities and a magnificent ice rink.


Talleres de NavidadDuring this special time of the year, it is also a good time to sign up for a workshop or activity that will make us improve our skills and it will always be more fun if we choose something with a Christmas theme, let's go with some.

Tuesday, December 13 in Mahón: Christmas figure soap workshop for both children and adults, at the premises of the Capitán Doria neighborhood association.

Friday, November 16 in Alaior: demonstration of Christmas aperitifs at the cultural center of Alaior starting at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 23 in Mahón: Christmas decoration workshop for everyone in s'Arravaleta street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will also be children's entertainment on the street.

Friday, December 23 in Ferreries: Christmas workshops organized by the CEIP Castell de Santa Àgueda starting at 6 pm.

Thursday 15 and Sunday 18 December: Cake decorating workshop in which you will learn how to decorate a cake like one of Santa's reindeer using different pastry techniques.


Actividades infantilesChildren are the ones who enjoy these festivities the most a priori and that is why many activities are aimed especially at them, let's discover some.

Sunday, December 18 in Mahón: the solidarity festival “For the Smile of a Child” will take place at the fairgrounds from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Monday, December 26 in Fornells: from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in the church square there will be a children's matinee with bouncy castles, popular games, and Christmas crafts.

In all the libraries on the island, a children's workshop to create mobiles inspired by the artist Alexander Calder will be held during the month of December, organized by Hauser & Wirth. You can find more information in your nearest library or in the activity programs of each town hall.

And we are not going to forget one of the most anticipated moments for children each year: the parade of kings; and a few days before the delivery of his letters to the pages of their majesties. You will find all the schedules in the activity programs of your town hall.


Música en NavidadAn important part of these parties is music. The Christmas carols have not stopped playing since the beginning of the month, the children reciting their poems, and your favorite groups entertaining special moments, either live or on the radio. We are going to enjoy together some of the musical activities scheduled for these days:

Wednesday, December 14 in Ciutadella: the youth orchestra of the Ciutadella municipal school will give a recital in the cathedral square at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 18 in Es Mercadal: at 11:30 a.m. in the Pere Camps square there will be a “popular Femefolk ballad” and at 8:00 p.m. in the multifunctional hall a performance by the group “Moments a Cor”.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December in Ciutadella: there will be a musical show by the Ciutadella municipal band in the multifunctional hall of Canal Salat.

Tuesday, December 20 in Es Castell: The municipal music school will go out to sing Christmas carols throughout the town starting at 5 pm, leaving from the town hall.


Amanecer en MenorcaOne of the most special things you can do in Menorca at Christmas is to see the first sunrise of the year, and since Es Castell is the easternmost city in Spain, you will be the first to see the king's sunrise. And being the first day of the year, I'm sure you won't have to get up early because you'll still be up. But if that day you feel more like having a hot "chocolate with churros" than watching the sun, you can always watch the sunset the following night.

What we have presented here is nothing more than a selection, so do not hesitate to visit the websites of the different town halls of the island to find out about all the scheduled activities. Or simply walk downtown to enjoy the Christmas lights while having a hot chocolate in a cafeteria.

Now that you know the best plans to do in Menorca at this time of year, comes the difficult part: deciding how to organize the time to be able to get to all the events you have marked on your calendar.

Christmas is the most special time of Menorcan winter, but if you want to know more about Menorca at this time of the year, you can always visit our blog where you will find many interesting articles that will reveal the secrets of our beloved island of Menorca.