WATCH: Valletta’s Christmas lights are switched on

Hundreds of shoppers have been left in awe by Valletta’s big Christmas lights switch-on.

Malta’s most famous shopping street was transformed into a winter wonderland with a set of brand new lights for 2018.

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Publiée par Etienne St John sur Lundi 19 novembre 2018

 

Social media users posted their photos of the glitzy event in Republic Street on Monday evening, marking the countdown to Christmas.

One wrote on Bay Easy‘s award-winning Facebook page: ‘Christmas has finally started.’

Another added: “Christmas isn’t really Christmas until you’ve watched the Republic Street Christmas lights.’

Malta’s culture minister Owen Bonnici switched on the lights at 5pm on Monday evening.

He was accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary for Valletta 2018 Deo Debattista, and Valletta 2018 Foundation chairman Jason Micallef.

Mr Micallef told 89.7 Bay: ‘After last year’s success with Republic Street’s innovative Christmas light design, this year Merchants Street will also be unveiling a new set of lights, similar to those installed in Republic Street last year.

‘All this has been made possible through extensive collaboration between the Valletta 2018 Foundation and the business communities of both streets’.

In addition to the glittering lights, most shops on Republic Street and Merchants Street stayed open late for visitors.

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