Natalis Notabilis: A Christmas Wonderland

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Malta’s own Christmas Village is a highlight of the festive season


The Christmas holidays are a magical time of the year in Malta, with cultural events and festive celebrations taking place across every corner of the island. While many festivities are rooted in religious traditions, others take on a contemporary approach attracting wider audiences from all over the world. One of the annual events that takes place during the festive season in Malta is the Natalis Notabilis Christmas Village. Since its first edition, the event has helped to spread the Christmas spirit from the village core of Rabat, Malta. Natalis Notabilis 2019 will take place from the 11th – 15th December 2019.


Natalis Notabilis Christmas Market

Natalis Notabilis is Malta’s Christmas Village that transforms the heart of the town of Rabat into a magical Christmas wonderland. The narrow, winding streets of Rabat will be lined with around 100 different stalls, from where you can savour artisanal products and purchase unique crafts. ‘Qagħaq tal-Għasel’ (Honey Rings), ‘Qastan tal-imbuljuta’ (hot chocolate with chestnuts) and ‘Kafe tal-Istanjata’ (Maltese traditional Coffee) are just a few of the traditional delicacies that you’ll find at Natalis Notabilis. International stalls will also be serving treats like Gluhwein, Goulash, Schnitzel, Pretzels and homemade mulled wine.

Festive Activities at Natalis Notabilis

Apart from indulging in festive delights, guests may also be able to meet Santa Claus at the Christmas Cafeteria, and experience the ‘Nativity Trail’ at the Franciscan Fairy’s secret Garden. Theatrical performances will be held around the Palazzo Xara in Rabat, and a Christmas Carol Festival and Gospel Choir Concert will take place at the 500-year-old Ta’ Giezu Church. While you’re there, stop by the National Sanctuary Dedicated to Saint Joseph, where you’ll be able to see a unique, newly-restored copy of a 150-year-old Choir book on display.

Don’t miss out on the magic of Natalis Notabilis during your Christmas holiday in Malta! Book your stay at any of our AX Hotels to #AXperience the magic of Christmas.


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