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Palma dresses up for Christmas


The smell of roasted chestnuts, brightly-lit streets, carols playing, the sweet taste of a delicious hot chocolate and numerous craft stalls in the city’s most emblematic squares and streets… Christmas in Palma is one of the most magical times of year, with a very special atmosphere and masses of things to discover.

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At Rialto Living, we have always celebrated Christmas in style. We adore the Christmas spirit! Which is why, when you visit us you will find some very special decorations in the store. As well as the perfect gifts to give to your loved ones, such as décor objects, books, fashion, art, fragrances, and much more besides!

Just a few metres away from Rialto Living, in Parque del Mar, you can take a selfie with a 23-metre-tall tree decorated with ornaments and Christmas lights. A beautiful picture-postcard image to send to friends and family!

Afterwards you can walk for around 5 minutes to the centrally-located Plaza de Cort, the site of Palma’s City Hall, and enjoy the biggest nativity scene in the city, visited every year by thousands of residents of Palma, and of Mallorca.

During the festive season, different emblematic places in Palma sport huts containing craft stalls, ideal for simple gifts that touch the heart. You can visit these stalls in Plaza Mayor, Plaza de España or La Rambla, and also enjoy a pleasant stroll accompanied by live music, lights and a host of aromas typical of this time of year.

Another nativity scene well worth visiting is located in the Pati de Sant Antoni, at the BBVA head office in Calle Sant Miquel. Its components are authentic jewels. And very close by, on the corner of Plaza Porta Pintada and Calle Sant Miquel, you can buy a paper cone of roasted chestnuts at Palma’s oldest chestnut stall, where you may have to queue sometimes – but it’s definitely worth waiting for!

Christmas Markets in Palma

The Puerto Portals Christmas Market switches its lights back on from 16th December to 6th January. It has over forty wooden huts in pure Central European style, and was nominated one of the top five in Europe by the newspaper Die Welt. The different stalls display decorations, accessories and wooden toys, along with a meticulous selection of traditional festive food. The live music, the workshops for children and the visit from Santa Claus - as well as the ice rink - make the smallest visitors to the market very happy indeed.

The Christmas Market in the Spanish Village, meanwhile, is held every weekend of December, up to 2nd January, and offers gastronomy stalls and food trucks, craft stalls and children’s activities.

The Three Kings’ Parade – a very deep-rooted tradition among Mallorcans – passes through the main streets of central Palma on the night of 5th January, and marks the end of these unforgettable festive weeks.

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