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Festive activities in Gozo
Festive activities in Gozo
It is Christmas time and Gozo is a very special place to be during these festive times.
Christmas celebrations in Gozo officially started on the 28th November 2021, with the inauguration of the Christmas lights in main public areas across the whole island. All major streets and squares are now alight with beautiful decorations and Villa Rundle in Victoria has once again been turned into a Christmas wonderland for visitors to enjoy. Yet again, Malta’s sister island of Gozo promises to be the joyful destination you and your family are on the look-out for this holiday season,
a place where you can enjoy an authentic Christmas experience.
With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to note that all events organised as part of the Christmas in Gozo programme will be complying with all the health and safety directives issued by the Health Authorities.
Now, let’s get down to business. Here are the main events and attractions happening in Gozo throughout this exciting month:
A CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
9am-8pm, 8-13th December, Għarb Square, Gozo
A Christmas village where stalls will be offering artisanal products and Christmas-related items. One can find attractions for kids and adults such as a synthetic ice-skating arena, a photo booth to take photos with Father and Mother Christmas, Santa’s letterbox, carolling choirs, folkloristic music and literature readings. During this period, cribs will be exhibited around the village.
CHRISTMAS DRIVE-IN CINEMA
7:30pm, 10pm, 10 December, Victoria Football Ground, Gozo
A drive in Cinema showing Christmas movies will be organised on Friday, 10th December. The concept of a drive-in cinema has been tried in the past in Gozo and this will be the second time such an event is taking place during Christmas time. All you need is your car, an FM radio, oh and don’t forget the popcorn!
11-12 December, Ta’ Dbiegi Artisan Village, Gozo
Ta’ Dbiegi Artisan Village, which is in the quaint village of Għarb will be bustling with activities for everyone to enjoy. One can purchase quality handmade products and participate in workshops. There will be a photo session and other activities with Father Christmas, perfect for the kids.
11, 18 and 28 December, Ta’ Pinu, Gozo
Ċirku9Ġrajja is this year’s Christmas production by Schola Cantorum Jubilate. It includes three different concerts that will be held at Ta’ Pinu National Shrine in Għarb, Gozo, all starting at 7.30pm. Ċirku is going to be held on Saturday 11th December and will feature SCJ Soloists and the Brass Tubes. Disgħa (nine) is the SCJ Children and Teenage Boys Singers’ concert scheduled for Saturday 18th December. The last grand concert, Ġrajja, will be held on Tuesday 28th December by the adult’s section of the choir and the Cordia String Quartet. All concerts will be under the direction of Marouska Attard.
A CHILDREN'S WORLD
10am – 7pm, 18 December, Wileġ Street, Gozo
Christmas is for children, young, and old, but if you’re here with your kids, then bookmark the 18th December for Children’s World, a fun-packed day for children, which will give them the opportunity to meet their favourite Christmas characters from the comfort of your car. The event will be taking place along Wileġ Street in Qala.
FEEL THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
8pm, 19 December, Astra Theatre, Gozo
This concert offers an eclectic moment of entertainment for the whole family, embracing the festive spirit in a dreamworld. Chorus Urbanus and the Chorus Urbanus Juniors, along with the Urbanus Festive Orchestra, under the direction of Dr John Galea, always evoke the festive character with local artists and musicians. For bookings contact email@example.com