In 1980, Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Studios build an entire village in Malta for the movie 'Popeye' starring Robin Williams...
YOUR DREAM CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY IN MALTA
“How can Malta, a tiny Mediterranean archipelago untouched by snow, top CNN’s list of best Christmas destinations? Malta is like – the opposite of winter wonderland!”
You find yourself frowning at the screen in disbelief. However, your curiosity is piqued. You open one website after another. Decembers bring the islands their typical pleasant weather and blue skies, with temperatures averaging 14°C. You can’t help picturing yourself walking along the streets of Valletta, Sliema, or Victoria in Gozo…
This year Birzebbuga is hosting the biggest #Christmas tree 🌲 ever seen in #Malta.— WowMalta Tips (@WowMalta) December 21, 2017
So I suggest you to explore this charming city 🌃 and enjoy the biggest Christmas tree 🎄 you’ll probably see this year! You will not regret it! 😉✨ #ThursdayThoughts #ThursdayTips
Christmas music and church bells tolling announce the festive season. Houses seem ablaze with lights, Christmas trees, and statues of baby Jesus. Christmas markets sell souvenirs, handmade items and traditional pastizzi, imqaret and treacle rings. The food is moreish – one piece won’t be enough! The live Christmas crib, especially ‘Betlehem f’Għajnsielem’, truly highlights the festive spirit. Locals dress up as Biblical figures, while some work on carpenting and blacksmithing. A newborn baby is picked each year to act as Jesus. Animals like cows and donkeys add character to the scene. You can almost feel their warmth but...
...you realise you are still at home, deliberating on your holiday.
“Right! I’m dreaming of a white Christmas no more! Off to Malta!”
Photos by Leonor
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