The Island of Gozo during winter time is so charming and beautiful!

Enjoy lovely Christmas markets with gingerbread and mulled wine Christmasy sweet flavours all around.

Don’t miss the most amazing life-size Nativity reenactment on the islands at Ghajnsielem. You will think to be in Jerusalem as in Jesus time!

Let’s Go…and be Jolly!


Christmas it’s Time!

Saturday 1st December, from 19:30-23:00

Pjazza Indipendenza, Rabat, VCT, Malta 

The Ministry of Gozo proudly invites you to “Christmas – It’s Time!”

The night will act as the official opening ceremony of this year’s Christmas celebrations and will see Independence Square and Republic Street filled to the brim with Christmas songs, lights and spirit!

An all-child choir made up of children from different schools and choirs will kick off the evening in racecourse street, accompanied by the Junior Folk Band. They will parade up to Independence Square, where the official opening ceremony will be held.

Gozo Minister Hon. Justyne Caruana will perform the traditional “Mixeghla tad-dawl” by turning on the Christmas lights in racecourse street. A 3D mapping light show on the facade of Banca Guratale will also signify the official opening of Christmas month in Gozo.

All present will be invited to join in the merriment with some free mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst being warmly entertained by the wonderful Mae – band.

It’s time…to be merry!

Winter Wonderland

1/12 ; 16.00- 20.00
2/12 ; 10.00-13.00 & 16.00-20.00

ART BOX home gallery of Modern Art & outdoors of ‘charming B&B Dar ta Zeppi’, 39, 28th April 1688 Street, Qala / Gozo

A celebration of ART, CRAFT, HOME MADE DECORATIONS, PRESENTS and DELICIOUS HOME-MADE SWEETS in a cosy Christmas atmosphere.

With the event ‘ WINTER-WONDERLAND’, the artists and craft people are joining together to offer something different, something special.
There are so many original handmade items available on Gozo, made by local or foreign artists and craftsmen and they all have two things in common; they all live in Gozo and they love to create and share it with the public.

This is a great event where you will find your original Christmas present for your beloved ones and meanwhile give a push to all the artists and craftsmen to continue believing in their creativity. Click here


Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem 2018

The tenth edition of Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem opens on Sunday, 9th December
and remains open until Sunday, 6th January 2019.

Bethlehem f’ Ghajnsielem is an animated nativity village spread on 20,000sqm of land.
It offers naturalistic reproduction of the environment of Bethlehem and the timeless story of Nativity
every December at ‘Ta Passi’ fields in Ghajnsielem.

Although the nativity village is always open, it will only be ANIMATED on the following days:
Sunday, 9 December 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday, 12 December * 9.30am – 12.00pm
Thursday, 13 December 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Saturday, 15 December 4.30pm – 8.30pm
Sunday, 16 December 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Saturday, 22 December 4.30pm – 8.30pm
Sunday 23 December 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 25 December 3.30pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 26 December 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Friday, 28 December 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Saturday, 29 December 4.30pm – 8.30pm
Sunday 30 December 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday, 1 January 3.30pm – 8.00pm
Saturday, 5 January** Activity Magi in Malta
Sunday, 6 January *** 2.00pm – 8.00pm

*animated by the children for the school children and elderly
**Event in Malta in aid of community chest fund. Details to be announced at a later date
*** Departure of the Three Kings from Malta and Official Closing Ceremony

For more information, click here

The Roman 10th Legion will once again take part at this years edition on the 9th,13th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 30th of December 2018 and also on the 5th and 6th of January 2019.

Saturday 15 December

Il-Ġnien tal-Milied

Victoria Playing Field, from 10am-6pm

Il-Ġnien tal-Milied – a festive event aimed at our young ones and families at the Victoria Playing Field.

Crib making – Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju;
Santa’s grotto, snowball, Father Christmas and the Elves;
Hush photo booth with Christmas setup;
Chorus Urbanus Jnr, Piccole Stelle, and Aurora Children’s Choir.

Selling of coffee, cakes and roasted chestnuts in aid of charitable works.
Selling of crepes and mulled wine;
Selling of ponsietta;

A mug is given to anyone wearing a Christmas Sweater.

For more information, click here


Dinja tat-tfal – Children’s World

Gozo Sports Complex, from 10:00-20:00

For many of us, Christmas is about seeing the smiles on our children’s faces –
and this is what Dinja tat-tfal is all about!

On the 16th of December, the Gozo Sports complex will be hosting an entire day of events for children of all ages. Activities will include unlimited rides, face painting, arts, crafts, games, cartoon characters and much, much more!

This free event is supported by the Ministry for Gozo and any donations collected
will be presented to Puttinu Cares.

For more information, click here


Christmas Parade

Republic Street, Victoria, from 20:00-23:00

The Ministry for Gozo proudly presents Gozo’s Christmas Parade!

Get into the Christmas spirit with live dancing,
parade floats and all kinds of wondrous & festive joyousness that only Gozo can pull off!

See you there!

For more information, click here

Monday, 24 December

Christmas service – delivery of presents

Xagħra, at 17:30

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas everyone ….
finally the event we have been preparing for is here and we can’t wait to share it with you!!!!!

A once in a lifetime opportunity to give to your children the chance to experience a magical Xmas Eve – Father Christmas together with his beloved Rudolph and Mother Christmas will be in XAGHRA on Xmas Eve going round all those children who have been nice throughout the year and giving them the presents they have been wishing for!! So what are you waiting, get in touch with us now to book so you won’t be disappointed.

P.S more details of when we are going to collect presents and location can be found in the poster. Do not hesitate to PM for further details and to pre-book. Bookings are taken first come first served basis. For more information, click here


Santa At Home 2018

Hosted by Ghaqda Dilettanti Gimgha l-Kbira Ghawdex, from 07:00-13:00

Phone as on 99486391, and book.
Santa will be at your door step with the presents on Christmas Morning.
Phone our Elves and they will explain how it works.

For more information, you can also click here



The Ministry for Gozo is proud to present the 2019 New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Gozo.

The event will be bigger, better and spectacular, like never before. Gozo surely has to be THE destination to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome the new year 2019.

The event will feature The Travellers, Gianni Zammit : My Page & The Crosswalk Gang, Wobis Duo and Top International Guest Jonas Blue. Entrance is FREE!

Surely an event not to be missed!