Christmas and New Year's Eve in Palma de Mallorca

05/12/2013

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The best way to round off 2013 is to spend the Christmas and New Year's Eve holidays by the Mediterranean Sea

Another year is drawing to a close. After twelve months of intensive work and stress, the time has come to give yourself the reward you deserve. And what better way to do it than by getting out of the rut? We go to amazing lengths to make Christmas special in Palma de Mallorca and at the Costa Azul Hotel, so we've designed a special programme for this festive season, designed with you in mind, so that you can easily get away from it all with your loved ones as you deserve.

On the 24th of December, Christmas Eve, we have organised a Christmas Eve Gala Dinner, with a special à la carte service at the Xaloc Restaurant of the Hotel Costa Azul.

To celebrate the arrival of the New Year, on December 31, we have two proposals: The New Year’s Eve Buffet Gala Dinner, where you will enjoy a selection of soups and cream soups, salads, hot buffet and desserts with Show Cooking included. And, for the most discerning palates, we have organised a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with à la carte service. This dinner will also be served at the Xaloc Restaurant of our hotel and includes party favours for each guest.

If you are looking for lunch menus or business lunches, you will also find at the Hotel Costa Azul options that are sure to suit your needs. To have dinner at a hotel on the seafront promenade of Palma, the main nightlife area of Majorca, is an excellent way to end the year. Ask us about our menus and business lunches.

Palma de Mallorca decks itself out to welcome the Christmas period. A few days ago the traditional Christmas lights that fill with colour the most central streets of the Balearic Islands' capital city were switched on. Also, the City Council is putting on a programme of Christmas activities for all the family.

Every day, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., you can wander round the Fira de Nadal i dels Reis, a traditional Christmas and Epiphany street market, held on several sites in Palma, selling a selection of the island's finest Christmas fare: from home-made nougat to a favourite Mallorcan specialty called “tambor d'ametlla”, made from sugar and almonds, and including also hand-made sweets and marzipans.

During this period we'll also be putting on musical and theatrical performances, carol-singing concerts, children's Christmas craft workshops, and comedy shows. On 31st December, we Mallorcans gather in Plaza de Cort, the square where the City Council offices are, to celebrate as the clock strikes midnight. After that the square will fill with light and music to welcome in 2014 with a big smile.

On 5th January, from 17:30 onwards, people will gather on the Seafront to greet the Biblical Magi from the East as they arrive by boat with the traditional royal cavalcade, and then process through the city delivering presents to all the homes. This event is a firm favourite with children, and the best possible ending to the Christmas holidays.

You can view the full activity programme on Palma City Council's Internet portal.

As of today you can already take advantage of our special offers to book an unforgettable break in a hotel on Palma's seafront with exceptional views over the bay, the marina and Mallorca Cathedral.