The Magic Illuminated Trail returns for another year

When one thinks of a White Christmas, Malta with its warm weather and lack of snow may not be what comes to mind. However, this festive attraction offers a Bright Christmas instead. The Magic Illuminated Trail returns for a fourth instalment on Saturday November 25. Once again, the event is being held in aid of The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.

This yearly installation sees the Verdala Palace in Siġġiewi transformed into a magic wonderland with hundreds of new stunning attractions to be enjoyed. Take your time and enjoy a whimsical 1km night-time stroll around the President’s Palace. The kaleidoscope of vibrant colours & sparkling lights is not just an unmissable sight, but also a great way to celebrate the holiday season with your kids. This year, new lantern structures and attractions will be propped up in over 14 areas, and there’s said to be more surprises in store!

Discover the allure of the Mythical Tree, enter the ethereal Flower Land, meander through the Fantasy Garden, and set out on a galactic journey with Space Explorer World. Then, take in the magnificence of Malta’s first-ever life-size Illuminated Crib, be enveloped in the enchanted glow of thousands of twinkling fairy lights, and meet numerous remarkable cartoon creatures along the way. Not to mention, train rides for kids at the Christmas Village!

If you get hungry, there’ll be plenty of food stalls for you to take your pick from at the Food Court. But, save some room for a delicious festive bake. If you want to take a fun memento home with you, you can purchase a toy or a Christmas ornament, and don’t forget to stop by the photobooth to make some picture perfect memories!

The Magic Illuminated Trail opens on November 25 and closes January 7. Tickets start at €8.50 and children aged 2 years or under can enter for free, although an Infant Ticket must still be purchased, which one can do through the online booking system here. Since parking at the Verdala Palace is limited, Uber is offering all guests a special discount; Simply use the promo code ITMT23 to get 10% off two rides. The trail takes about 60 to 90 minutes and it is worth every second!