Top Events Coming To Malta This December
With all the fun, festivals and something happening every other week in summer, winter in Malta can seem a little sleepy in comparison. Even though there’s less to do during Winter, it doesn’t mean we’re forced to stay indoors. How about a visit to the theatre? You can pair it up with a lovely dinner after the show. Here’s a list of some of the exciting events happening around the island in December. Most of these are family-friendly, so it’ll be a great evening for you and your children.
VITORI - Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is a world-renowned international circus event. The name literally translates as ‘Circus of the Sun’. This entertainment company started in Canada by two former street performers. Now, they are famous for hosting regular shows in London and the rest of the globe. This winter is the first time Cirque du Soleil will be coming to Malta. Featuring thrilling acrobatic performers and stunning costumes, this show is sure to delight! You’ll be shocked at all the tricks these talented acrobatics can execute. Each Cirque du Soleil show tells its own unique story. Vitori envisions a game of chess and tells the story of two teams as they battle to win. The show will be held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta between November 27th to December 20th. Tickets start at €25.
A Night at the Musicals
Musicals are the modern-day equivalent of classical music. Musicals have been prominent for many years now. They’ve become increasingly popular as many have been reproduced for the cinema, bringing them to a new audience. Why go to Broadway in New York or London's West End when you can enjoy ‘A Night at the Musicals’ in Malta? Featuring music from all your favourite shows as performed by The Malta Concert Orchestra, this show is sure to keep you entertained all evening. This event will be held at the Catholic Institute at Floriana on the 6th December. Tickets cost €10.
Jester’s Wedding Ice Show
Malta's first ever ice-skating show will debut this winter! Adapted from the Crystal Palace ballet, Malta will welcome the internationally known Russian Ilya Averbukh Production Company. Directed by Olympic silver medallist Ilya Averbukh, the show will feature many other Olympic figure skaters on ice. It tells the story of Empress Anna Ioannovna who marries two court jesters. Ice skating shows are always impressive to watch and a delight for all the family. This show will take place at the Independence Arena Parade Ground in Floriana on the 13th December. Ticket prices start from €15.
The Lion King – In Concert Live to Film
The remake of The Lion King this summer was a roaring success and now it’s time to relive the moment once again. Featuring music from the amazing Elton John, this show will be loved by all the family so let go of all your worries and Hakuna Matata! The music from The Lion King remains some of the most iconic in movie history. It was so popular that it was even adapted into a Broadway show. The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing live to the show. This event will be held at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC ) at Ta’ Qali on the 6th December. Tickets start from €22.
The Little Mermaid – The Panto Under the Sea
Pantomimes are great for all the family. An enjoyable Christmas tradition, children adore them and love joining in with all the actors! The Little Mermaid is one of two pantomimes that are happening this December, however, this will be a slightly different rendition to the popular Disney movie. Ariel is a mischievous mermaid who dreams about life above the sea. Ariel is joined on this journey by her friends, a forgetful fish, her caring nanny and Prince Rubinu as he ventures on a quest to find his father. But, the evil sea witch Ursula has other plans for these beloved characters. This pantomime will be held at Manoel Theatre in Valletta between the 22nd December and 5th January. Ticket prices start from €20.
Aladdin – The Panto
Pantomimes are extremely popular this time of year which is why we are spoilt with two different shows. We have already been delighted with a movie remake of Aladdin earlier this year by Disney Studios. Now, it’s time to watch the story live in performance! The show tells the story of a poor young man who dreams of becoming a Prince. Luckily, he’s just made a magical new friend in the form of a genie! The genie promises to grant him three wishes. What will Aladdin wish for? This event will be held at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre MFCC (MFCC Malta Fairs and Convention Centre) at Ta’ Qali between the 23rd December and 4th January. Ticket prices start from €12.
There is a wide array of shows to visit next month, most of which are directed with children in mind. Malta is a great country for families and remains an ideal destination all year round. The kids are sure to miss the beach from summer, but that doesn’t mean they’ll get bored. If you’re looking to move to Malta then please do get in touch with one of letting specialists at QuickLets. With a large online database, there is sure to be something that will match your requirements!