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What’s On in Malta at Christmas

What’s on in Malta at Christmas? Lots, and nothing but sheer entertainment value even if our Christmas trees don’t see a dusting of snow. Browse our What’s On guide for ideas and the best of the events Xmas and NYE.

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Christmas 'Auguri' billboards from Malta's political parties

Billboard banter, billboard Santa…(and merry Christmas!)

The Christmas billboards of the political parties seem to have back-fired in our eyes. We mull over their banality, and wish you a genuine ‘Auguri’ from Malta Insideout.

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Christmas in Malta - Merchant Street, Valletta

Does Malta shutdown at Christmas?

In Malta for your Christmas holidays. Worried you might find the islands closed for business? We’ve glad tidings that things here aren’t so bleak.

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Christmas lights, Valletta. Photo: Leslie Vella

Weather watch: Malta in December

Weather in Malta December is cool enough to put us in the frame of mind for Christmas, but it’s far from cold as ‘Up North’ knows it!

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The Christmas hamper

Christmas in Malta is more than just about Christmas hampers. And still, thankfully, more than about commercialism. It’s about human engagement.

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A Personal Jesus

Still need to put up your home Christmas decorations? Here’s how some go about it. The snatching of road side decorations: a good laugh or sad statement on the times?

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The waiting room

Boxing Day is the start of that limbo week in the waiting room to the new year. It’s not a public holiday in Malta, but the day somehow still has meaning. Alex Grech gives a personal take on December 26.

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Longing

In the run up to Christmas, Maltese migrants start to return to Malta in their droves. It’s an annual phenomenon, made all the more evident by the size of the islands.

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