Christmas time in Ibiza: from lights to markets

It looks strange to imagine Ibiza during this period. How can an island, that basically live in summer with hot temperatures and a lot of people, be cozy and surrounded by a Christmas atmosphere? It’s possible…different, but real! Since the beginning of November the first street lights have begun to be installed in various municipalities of the island; slowly but constantly stars ad balls appeared (turned off, of course) over our head, like Christmas tree in the squares of Ibiza town as well as Santa Eulalia, San José and San Antonio. When December arrived, everything was already ready to be switched on…and let the party begin. Party, events, markets and other happening that can entertain people from the island and winter tourist that would like to spend a different December, between the sea and the pines, with the incursion of some fir. Here some appointments that we suggest for you…

Christmas Market with Island vibe – Las Dalias from 3rd to 31st December (Saturdays from 10 to 17, Sundays from 11 to 17)

Not the typical Nordic Christmas market, but its island version with the creations of the island’s artisans and artists who, after an intense summer season, are still standing to face the Christmas period. A passage and a greeting are a must, even if only for encouragement. Not to miss the LIBERARTE EXPOSICIÓN, Sunday 18th, an exhibition of island artists accompanied by music and performances (check the event page here) and the Día del producto de Ibiza, Saturday 17th, an ode to local products, in which visitors will be able to enjoy exhibition, tasting and purchase of typical products of the Island. For who wanna dance, a couple of night organized at Akasha, Las Dalias club, will let you party with different sound and djs spinning all night long (take a look at the agenda to organize your plan.

But you don’t have to come to the north to see market, as they run in different part of the Island: there is one in Ibiza town, Vara del Rey market runs until 5 January from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00 (December 24 and 31 from 11:00 – 14:00); in the central square of Santa Eulalia and in San Antonio. And for a fun touch don’t forget that San Jordi Market is open all year long, every Saturday, from 9 to 14!

Ibiza Art Supermarket – Garden Art Gallery (San José) – from 1st December to 18th of February

Not just products, but also art. The 9th edition of the Ibiza Art Supermarket is a special venue for the ones who like to see and buy art pieces from a selection of “different local painters and sculptors offering both figurative and abstract art forms and using a range of materials including oil and acrylic paints and mediums like wood or metal”.

All the classics Christmas Activities are planned on the Agenda of the Ajuntamento ( , that create occasions for concerts, exhibitions, tastings and even an ice skating rink (the proceeds of it will go to charity). The charity aspect is central also for another event, open to all the family, at Pacha, includes performances, face-painting, clowns, games, a raffle and special guests…guess who? All the proceeds will go to the Association for people with special needs of Ibiza and Formentera.

Music and lights will be all around, from streets to private restaurants and club. So all you have to do is just walk down, follow the vibes and let them take you where you feel to.

And for the noche vieja? There’s another story that will come soon…