Mallorca What's On

December 30th

PALMA

In Palma on Wednesday (31st) it’s the Festival of the Standard, which commemorates King Jaume I’s troops’ arrival in Palma – and the end of Moorish rule. The festival dates from the 13th century and starts with the ceremonial placing of the Royal Standard in Plaça Cort at 10.15am, followed by a mass in the Cathedral. At noon the poem ‘La Colcada’ is read in Plaça Cort, with a performance by the Mallorcan School of Music and Dance.

Plaça Cort is the location for Palma’s traditional New Year’s Eve Party, which starts at 11pm. There’s a DJ and live entertainment to keep the party going, with the traditional midnight countdown – and it’s all free. Take your own drinks and lucky grapes.

The Moscow Ballet returns for the first weekend of 2015, to perform two classic ballets at Palma Auditorium. On Saturday evening at 9pm, they dance ‘Swan Lake; and on Sunday at 7pm, it’s the festive favourite, ‘The Nutcracker Suite’. Tickets are available from the auditorium box office on online from their website www.auditoriumpalma.com.

A reminder that the Ice Park in Palma, at the park next to the railway and bus station is open every day from 10am until 10pm, if you fancy bringing out your inner Torvill and Dean. You must wear gloves to take part though. The rink will be in place until Sunday, January 25th, so still plenty of time!

Vienna is home to the world’s best-known New Year’s Day concert, but Palma de Mallorca has its own version – to be celebrated for the 25th time on January 1st at 8.30pm. Felipe Aguirre conducts the Balearic Symphony Orchestra in this special anniversary concert, featuring popular classics from Strauss, Rossini, Offenbach and others. Tickets: 40 & 50 euros from the Trui Teatre, where the performance is taking place.

The circus is in town – but with a difference. Circo Alegria on Ice is on at Son Fusteret in Palma and is a great family show (in Spanish). Tickets are just 8 euros from their box office, with special prices for children of 10 and under. www.circoalegria.es

23rd December

PALMA

Irish dance fans will love Celtic Legends – the music and dance show from Connemara in the west of Ireland – which performs a one-night show that captures the spirit of Ireland. The show is tonight at 8pm at Palma Auditorium. Tickets are 35 euros from the box office or through the Auditorium website.

If you’re shopping in Palma tomorrow, you can hear a free concert by the San Francesc Choir, who’ll be singing  on the Borne at 12 noon.

The Christmas Eve midnight mass includes the singing of the prophetic chant ‘La Sibil.la’ – by a child or young person. The Palma Cathedral midnight mass starts at 11 pm tomorrow night.

The Anglican Church at Saints Philip & James in Palma has their Christmas Midnight Mass tomorrow at 11.30pm. Their Christmas Mass and Toy Service is at 11am on Christmas Day.

Age Concern Mallorca is organizing a group visit to see the Moscow Ballet perform in Palma on January 4th at 7pm. They’ll be dancing The Nutcracker Suite at Palma Auditorium. The normal price is 38 euros a ticket, but with a minimum of 12 people going, Age Concern Mallorca will be offering tickets at 25 euros each. If you’re interested, call Jackie now on 678 352040 after 10am or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Tomorrow is the last day for booking.

PUERTO PORTALS

Puerto Portals has its traditional Christmas market, open weekdays from 4pm until 9pm and at weekends from noon until nine. There’s live music, kiddies’ activities, Father Christmas, and much more. The market continues until January 6th.

PUERTO POLLENSA

The Anglican Church at St Andrew’s in Puerto Pollensa has an early Christmas Midnight Mass for all the family at 6pm tomorrow. And on Chrustmas Day, there’s Christmas Eucharist and Carols there at 10.30am.

CALA D’OR

The Anglican Church at Santa Maria del Mar in Cala d’Or celebrates their Christmas Eve Mass at 4.30pm tomorrow.

ANDRATX

If you’ll be missing Strictly this Saturday, 27th, there’s a rumba night at Sa Taronja – the not for profit cultural centre in Andratx – with Los Primos. Tickets are seven euros and you can get more info on 971 235 268.

16th December

PALMA DE MALLORCA

Isla Theatre Project’s English production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ continues daily until this Sunday, 21st. Expect Christmas Carols and more in this magical telling of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge – suitable for all the family. This festive treat is on at the Teatre Municipal Catalina Valls on the Paseo de Mallorca in Palma. Tickets are 10, 12 and 15 euros. www.christmascarolmallorca.com

A gospel concert has become a popular feature of the festive season at Palma Auditorium. This year the Alabama Gospel Choir returns to the island for the eighth time to perform a repertoire including 19th-century spiritual, protest, and freedom songs. The concert is on Sunday 21st at 7pm. Tickets are 35 euros and available from the Auditorium box office or the website www.auditoriumpalma.com

Get yourself in the festive mood with Christmas carols by the choir of the Swedish church, who’ll be performing this Wednesday (17th) in the Art Bar at Simply Fosh in Palma. There’ll be glühwein and canapes to enjoy while you’re listening. The event is on from 7pm until 8.30pm.

PUERTO PORTALS

Puerto Portals has its traditional Christmas market, open weekdays from 4pm until 9pm and at weekends from noon until nine. There’s live music, kiddies’ activities, Father Christmas, and much more. The market continues until January 6th.

MAGALUF

This Friday (19th), join in the Carols by Candlelight - a traditional carol service taking place in Magaluf at the Upper Room Christian Fellowship, Mince pies and mulled wine will be served after the service, which starts at 7pm.

SON SERVERA
This weekend Son Servera holds its Christmas Fair. It opens on Saturday at 4.30pm in the Plaza de Sant Joan. As well as the usual festive stalls, there’s a magic show for children at 5.30pm and, at 8.30pm a Christmas choir concert at Sant Joan church.

ALARÓ

The village of Alaró has a Christmas concert on Saturday 20th, with the Orfeo d’Alaro performing at Sant Bartomeu church at 9pm.

POLLENSA

On Wednesday 17th there’s a Christmas concert in the Club de Pollensa in the Plaza Major in Pollensa.Camareta Pollencina and the Grup Coral 7/17 perform at 8.30pm. Entry is just 3 euros (free for Club members).

LLUC

Lluc monastery has their Christmas Fair again this coming Saturday and Sunday, in the cloisters. On Sunday you’ll be able to hear the famous Lluc choir – Els Blauets – sing mass at 11am.

9th December

PALMA DE MALLORCA

Isla Theatre Project presents their English-language production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ this festive season, in a version including music and song.  This magical telling of the Ebenezer Scrooge story is complete with Christmas Carols, and suitable for all the family. This festive treat is on at the Teatre Municipal Catalina Valls on the Paseo de Mallorca in Palma from this Friday (12th) until Sunday 21st December. Tickets are 10, 12 and 15 euros. www.christmascarolmallorca.com

For another dose of English-language theatre, the Morgana Theatre Company is offering their production of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ at Palma Auditorium’s Sala Mozart in Palma.  It’s on every night until this Sunday (14th), with curtain up at 7pm. Get your tickets from the Auditorium box office.

This year’s Es Refugi Christmas Market is the 24th and it takes place from Thursday this week (11th) until Saturday 13th, from 10.30am until 8.30pm. The venue is the courtyard of La Misericordia in Palma. The market includes Christmas decorations, books, children’s clothing, local handicrafts, furniture, tombola and more. Entrance is just one euro, with children going in free.

Saturday, December 13th is the day of the Swedish Santa Lucia celebrations and, in Palma, at 8pm in Plaza Cort, students from the Swedish School will sing traditional Christmas carols. You’ll be able to enjoy a glass of glögg wine and, from 5pm, browse a small Christmas market selling typical Swedish festive gifts and decorations. If you prefer a daytime celebration, the Swedish School singers will perform in Rialto Living at 1pm, where glögg will also be served.

On Sunday (14th), the Choir of the University of the Balearic Islands performs a Christmas concert at Palma Auditorium, at 12 noon. Tickets are 16 euros from the Palma Auditorium box office or online at www.auditoriumpalma.com

Also this Sunday, at 8pm, the Mallorca Gay Men’s Chorus performs their Christmas special “Hello, Musik!” at the Trui Teatre in Palma. Get your tickets at the theatre box office.

PUERTO POLLENSA

This Thursday (11th) The Musicmakers perform a Christmas Singalong in Puerto Pollensa, at the Vecino Rooms at 7.30pm. All proceeds from the 5 euros entry fee go to charity, and mulled wine and mince pies are included in the ticket price.

PALMANOVA

This coming Saturday and Sunday it’s the Palmanova Christmas Extravaganza, taking place on the seafront. The weekend includes a Christmas market, non-stop international entertainment, a Christmas parade at 4pm on the Sunday, candlelight carols, mince pies and mulled wine.

BINISSALEM

This Sunday (14th) it’s the Christmas market in Binissalem, happening in the Plaza de la Iglesia, from 10am until 9pm.

2nd December

PALMA DE MALLORCA

Isla Theatre Project presents their English-language production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in a version including music and song, at Palma’s Teatre Municipal Catalina Valls on the Passeig de Mallorca.  This magical telling of the Ebenezer Scrooge story is complete with Christmas Carols, and suitable for all the family. A festive treat not to be missed. Tickets: 10, 12 & 15 euros.December, Friday 12th – Sunday 21st. www.christmascarolmallorca.com

For another dose of English-language theatre, the Morgana Theatre Company is offering their production of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ at Palma Auditorium’s Sala Mozart in Palma.  It’s on there from Wednesday, December 3rd until Sunday, December 14th, with curtain up each night at 7pm.  Get your tickets from the Auditorium box office.

Saturday, December 13th is the day of the Swedish Santa Lucia celebrations and, in Palma, at 8 o’clock in the evening in Plaza Cort, students from the Swedish School will sing traditional Christmas carols. You’ll be able to enjoy a glass of glögg wine and, from 5pm, browse a small Christmas market selling typical Swedish festive gifts and decorations. If you prefer a daytime celebration, the Swedish School singers will perform in Rialto Living at 1pm, where glögg will also be served.

This Friday, December 5th, the Anglican Church at Palma’s Saints Philip and James has its Christmas Quiz & Supper, for teams of four people. The cost to take part is 10 euros.

COSTA D’EN BLANES

This Saturday (Dec 6th) it’s the Bray Marine International and friends’ Christmas Ball, to benefit cancer charities here on the island and in the UK. It’s happening at Mood Beach in Costa d’en Blanes, from 7.30pm. Tickets are 49 euros (including cava reception, and 3-course dinner with wines and beer). Get your tickets by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 971 676 456.

MONTUIRI

If you enjoy traditional fairs, Montuiri is the place to be this Sunday, December 7th. It’s the date of the 35th Partridge Fair in the village.

PUERTO POLLENSA

A week on Thursday – December 11th – there’s a Christmas Singalong in Puerto Pollensa, courtesy of the Musicmakers. It takes place at the Vecino Rooms at 7.30pm. All proceeds from the 5 euros entry fee go to charity, and mulled wine and mince pies are included in the ticket price.

PALMANOVA

Just a reminder to keep the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December free for the Palmanova Christmas Extravaganza, happening on the seafront. The weekend includes a Christmas market, non-stop international entertainment, a Christmas parade at 4pm on the Sunday, candelight carols, mince pies and mulled wine.

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