It’s time to get your skates on!
Malta’s biggest outdoor ice rink has opened in Valletta, just in time for Christma.
The attraction is part of the spectacular Fairyland Malta festival taking place in Tritons Square.
Families have the chance to skate on the 900-square-metre rink.
Children can also hop on to Santa’s magical carousel, meet Father Christmas in his beautiful grotto and take in the stunning views of Valletta and Floriana from the top of a 32-metre-high Big Wheel.
Adults will be able to enjoy a glass of mulled wine or a hot drink at Santa’s City next to the Triton Fountain.
What’s on at Fairyland Malta?
- Rudolph’s Big Wheel
- Elf’s Train Ride
- Santa’s Magical Carousel
- Penguin’s Ice Rink
- Santa’s Grotto
Organisers at Visit Malta Events reminded visitors to dress warmly.
Malta Tourism Authority chairman Gavin Gulia said: ‘Join Santa and his elves as he lands for the first time in his favourite city in the Mediterranean full of fun, happiness and excitement during the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas!’
Do I have to pay to get in?
No. Fairyland has no admission fee. You only pay for the attractions you choose.
Skate hire is included in the ice rink ticket price. The ice rink spectator area is free.
When is it open?
Fairyland Malta runs from Thursday 12 December until Sunday 5 January.
Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 10am to 10pm.
Fridays to Saturdays from 10am to 11.30pm and Sundays 10am to 10pm.
Can I take my dog?
Yes. Dogs are allowed to enter Fairyland but they must be on a lead and under control at all times.