Valletta - The 2018 Capital of Culture

Destination Guide

Spend Your Valentine’s Day in Valletta

Valentine’s Day is only two days away. If you haven’t started planning this day for your special someone, don’t worry. We’re here to help. Being the European Capital City of Culture, Valletta is buzzing with events and activities all year round.

Carnival with Charles Briffa

The Carnival is here and whether you’re a big fan of these lively events or you simply don’t engage with them – the Carnival in Malta has an impeccable place in a lot of people’s hearts. Charles Briffa is one such individual.

A Chat with Jonathan Grima

Jonathan Grima, President of Società Filarmonica La Valette Band Club, was born and bred in Valletta. Mr Grima has been involved in this band club ever since he was three years old.

Carnival in Malta

Carnival in Malta falls in February and it is a big month for celebration on the island. The festivities are characterised by coloured floats on vans and lorries for the Carnival procession, children wearing fancy costumes parading in Valletta and extravagant costumes in clubs and bars in Paceville.

Is-Suq tal-Belt

Is-Suq tal-Belt, or commonly known as the indoor market, was built in the 1860s when Malta was under the British rule. Valletta 2018 is giving new life and purpose to old and abandoned buildings.

Valletta New Year’s Eve Celebration

The celebrations are back! This New Year’s Eve, Valletta is transforming its streets into a massive party in which you can celebrate and start off the New Year in style. The event aims to bring magic and festivity to the capital.

Christmas with The Nutcracker

On the 15th December, St George’s Square in Valletta will adopt a musical ambiance. The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is organising the world’s most popular ballet – Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

Valletta Christmas Lights

This year, Christmas at Valletta is on in full swing. A few weeks ago, The Valletta 2018 Foundation welcomed the festive season by lighting the street light installation in Republic Street. Throughout these recent years, Valletta encouraged the Christmas spirit through its festive lights and decoration.

Blown Glass Christmas Tree

It has become almost a yearly tradition to have a tree, for the festive season, set up in Valletta. The first blown glass tree was set up in 2011 by the local glass blowers, Mdina Glass. It takes the form of a seven metre glass tree that has over 2,000 handmade glass baubles, attached to an inner structure.

Better Than New York

According to an article in the CNN Travel, Malta is a top destination to visit this Christmas. Ranking higher than 14 other destinations, including New York, Germany and Iceland, Malta is the place to be for your Christmas spirit to shine. And here’s why!

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