5 reasons to visit Ibiza during Christmas Time
Spending Christmas Time in Ibiza
Far away from the crowded beaches, traffic jams and high summer prices, we can see a very different Ibiza throughout wintertime when the island totally changes its face to offer its most authentic and natural look. But what especially makes Ibiza so special throughout the festivity season? Find out more in our new article “5 reasons to visit Ibiza during Christmas Time.”
1) Christmas Markets and local traditions in Ibiza
Traditional Christmas Markets
When it’s about Christmas spirit and coziness, Ibiza is the place to be! Christmas in Spain is all about family and getting together, not about crowded malls and overconsumption. Therefore, you’re way more likely to find people strolling around the Christmas markets on the island, enjoying some homelike time and warm laughter.
These Christmas markets open a few days before Christmas and one can find anything that the Christmas heart is longing for – clothing, presents, accessoires, decorations, food, drinks and so on. As you can see – you’ll for sure not have a hard time choosing the perfect gift for your loved ones!
Also, Ibiza Town (Eivissa) will be all glammed up, making your most marvelous Christmas dreams coming true, allowing you to just get a little lost in the streets and be amazed by all the festive decorations around. Even though temperatures in Ibiza can go up to 18 degrees in December, it is always nice to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea in one of the old town’s beautiful cafés.
Christmas Market “Hippy Market Edition”
Starting from mid-December, all the residents of Ibiza and its visitors are welcomed to enjoy the atmosphere of Las Dalias Hippy Market, visiting the extraordinary flea market that takes place in the interior room and in the gallery.
Until January 5 from Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 9 pm and Sundays from 3 pm to 9 pm the Christmas Market is open. The only days it will be closed are December 25 and January 1.
2) Parties and nightlife in Ibiza during Christmas Time
Party simply is and remains a tradition in Ibiza! Despite the off-season, the island just never runs out of festivities and offers its visitors a wide range of amazing parties, events and activities for young and for old.
Especially in Ibiza Town, Santa Eulalia and San Antonio, various Christmas events take place throughout December – of course we will keep you up to date on it. Ibiza really has a wide range to offer for the whole family!
Even though the island will be way calmer than during summer time, there are still possibilities to go clubbing, especially for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The Cafe Mambo Ibiza Classics Christmas Party is always a highlight, which this year takes place on December 14th. Furthermore, after spending a marvelous Christmas Eve with your loved ones, Lío invites you to dance the night away throughout its “Nochebuena” party that takes place from 23:59h on.
As the end of the year is getting closer, Ibiza prepares itself for one of the biggest nights of the calendar, New Year’s Eve. Throughout summer time it is obvious that everyone on this island is very keen on dancing the night away and therefore, it’s no surprise that Ibiza has some of the most legendary New Year’s Eve celebrations around Europe, maybe even the world! The most important parties take place at Heart Ibiza and at Lío. Furthermore, you can spend the first day of the year dancing at DC-10’s party “Circoloco” which no doubt is an unmissable event for real Ibiza lovers.
Get ready to welcome 2020 in style!
3) Special Christmas menus in the restaurants in Ibiza
In general, Spain is known to be a paradise for food lovers from all around the world. Therefore, we have a few exquisite recommendations for you concerning ibizenkan specialities to try around Christmas Time. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste authentic delicacies such as the “sofrit pages” or the “salsa de nadal” in one of Ibiza’s enchanting restaurants.
Christmas rhymes with good food and memorable times with your loved ones. That is why we put together the five best restaurants to end 2019 at:
Food: Mediterranean, European, International
Reservations via phone: +34 971 338001
Location: Aptdo de Correos 399 | Santa Eulària des Riu
Food: Mediterranean, Spanish, Arab cuisine
Reservations via phone: +34 971 324 245
Location: Carrer Cala Sant Vicent A, 3 | Cala de Sant Vicent
Food: French, European, Vegetarian-friendly
Reservations via phone: +34 971 30 14 50
Location: Gaietà Soler, Carrer de Miquel Caietà Soler, 9 | Ibiza-Town
Food: Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian options
Reservations: online or call +34 971 333 474
Food: Mediterranean, European
Reservations via telephone: +34 971 39 65 72
Location: Playa Es Cavallet | Sant Jordi de ses Salines
Each of them propose really nice Chritsmas menus, adapted to that time of the year. Whether you’re looking for a fancy dinner or relaxed evening with relatives on the New Year’s or Christmas Eve, these will not disappoint you. You can now enjoy your special meal without having to worry about anything else.
4) Enjoy the best villas in Ibiza during Christmas Time
Villas come in all designs and comforts to fit your expectations during winter times in Ibiza. Some are more special than others, giving you full freedom to enjoy and celebrate with your loved ones.
We hand-picked a few of them for you, perfect to start the festivities with your family and friends. You can benefit from the heated floor warming the whole house, and have a pleasant swim in the heated pools without fearing to catch a cold. Here are five villas waiting to welcome you, ready to offer the best experience you ever had:
1. Can Nou
Our first recommendation is the luxury villa Can Nou, located at Cala Jondal. Situated in a quiet place at the top of a mountain, you will be surrounded by nature and be exposed to fascinating sunsets. There is even grass around the heated swimming pool to allow children to play around.
Villa Carolina is the second one on the list, located in Santa Gertrudis. It will never cease to amaze you with its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, with full sight on the sea and mountains. Heat the swimming pool (has a toddler area in it as well) to up to 32 degrees.
4. Can Truy
The fourth villa you must stay at is Can Truy, in Can Thomas. Everything from the decoration to the furniture has been thought-through, in order to keep you delighted and entertained. There is a cozy fireplace for winter stays, the most important underfloor heating, plenty of board games, a ping pong table, yoga mats, cool vintage toys, and many more things to discover…
Thanks to its mild climate all year round, Ibiza remains the favorite destination to hibernate. Combinate this to our welcoming and warm villas during winter… What more could you ask for?
5) Special Events taking place in Ibiza during Christmas Time
Día de los Reyes Magos (January 6th)
The Christmas spirit is very strong in Ibiza and every village has a full programme of events that never fail to amaze. While in many countries the festive celebrations end on New Year’s Day, they last until the 6th of January in Spain. This so-called “Dia de los Reyes Magos” is actually a big holiday on the island where the kings bring gifts not only to the children but also to the adults! Traditionally, a big annual parade will be held in Ibiza Town where the “kings” distribute gifts and sweets to their amazed viewers. But this annual parade is not the only special event Ibiza has to offer during the festive season:
New Year’s Day Dive in Ibiza (January 1st)
Ibiza has an “unofficial” New Year’s Day tradition, that include getting all wet – at Las Salinas beach! Around lunchtime many residents and tourists will get into the water to freshen up after a long night of partying or just to prepare for the upcoming festivities. The whole event will be organised by Vino & Co.
Las doce uvas (The 12 grapes) (December 31st)
“Las doce uvas” is an ancient Spanish tradition that includes eating 12 grapes at exactly 12 pm . In order to have 12 months of good luck and prosperity it is necessary to eat a grape with the sound of each midnight bell. Every enjoy this nice gettogether with you loved ones in Ibiza-Town or just at home with you loved ones – and have 12 months of good luck and prosperity! 😉
Music Concerts in Ibiza (December 12th – December 14th)
This year is a very special year for all the music lovers on the island. The famous pianist Kekko Fornarelli will perform together with his two band members at Espai Cultural Can Ventosa on December 12th making use of their beautiful repertoire. On Saturday, December 14th the Italian composer and music producer Costanza Francavilla will be live in concert at the Open Space in Santa Gertrudis. Don’t miss out on these events!
Vermouth Revival on weekends in Buganvilla Ibiza (November 2nd – December 22nd)
The Buganvilla Ibiza restaurant offers you a lively aperitif on Saturdays and Sundays in Cala Llonga from 12 to 14 pm. The weekly event has started on the 2nd of November already and will be held until the 22nd of December.
Come and enjoy a great atmosphere, good music and take advantage of its offer of vermouth or beer accompanied by delicious cheese boards and sausages for only 5 euros.If you want to book this event you can do so by calling +34 971 319 064.
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