Record numbers of us visited Gozo in December

Recird numbers of us visited Gozo in December, according to new figures. The Ministry for Gozo said more than half a million passengers crossed the channel, boosting tourism on the sister island. The figures showed that 520,439 people and 165,580 cars, vans and lorries used the Gozo ferry last month – an increase of 18,532 […]

Hilarious New Year photos as Gozo welcomes 2020

Gozo has welcomed 2020 with a spectacular street party and fireworks display. A huge crowd gathered in Independence Square in Victoria for the free event, where Auld Lang Syne rang out at midnight. The New Year’s Eve party, organised by the Ministry of Gozo, included a night of music, dancing and fireworks. Fantastic street performers […]

Becky Hill ‘very excited’ to perform in Gozo on NYE

Hit music star Becky Hill has revealed she is ‘very excited’ to perform in Gozo on New Year’s Eve. The Wish You Well and Lose Control star, 25, will headline the celebrations in Victoria on December 31, as Gozo welcomes 2020 in style. Other acts performing on the night include 89.7 Bay’s J Joy as […]

When do Gozo ferries run over Christmas and New Year?

Gozo Channel has revealed its Christmas and New Year timetable, with families across the Maltese Islands making festive travel plans ahead of the holiday season. Of course, if you’re keen on heading across the sea you may have to contend with reduced services on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Here’s when the Gozo ferries […]

When are the Christmas school holidays in Malta?

From planning Christmas dinner, to New Year’s Eve celebrations, Christmas markets and Santa’s grotto visits, you’re sure to have your hands full over the Christmas school holidays. Here are the dates for Malta’s major schools so you can be prepared. When are Malta’s schools off at Christmas? Schools across Malta and Gozo break up for […]

Gozo’s living nativity village is officially open

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend this year’s edition of Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem. The nativity village, which is celebrating its 11th anniversary, was officially opened by President George Vella on Friday afternoon. Just a couple of minutes’ walk from Mgarr Harbour, the village aims to recreate the nativity scene in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago as […]

It’s back! Is this the tallest Christmas tree in Malta?

The biggest Christmas tree in the Maltese Islands is back – and looks absolutely amazing! The festive lights on a steep hill near Kercem are so bright you can even see them from the window seat of a plane. At a staggering 180 metres, the Christmas tree is made up of around 4,000 green, yellow […]

WATCH: Incredible light display brings Christmas to Gozo

These extraordinary pictures show Victoria’s town hall lit up by a stunning 3D light show to celebrate the start of the Christmas season in Gozo. The island kicked off its festive celebrations in style at the weekend with a special show in Independence Square. Thousands flocked to the centre of Victoria to watch the Christmas […]

Christmas celebrations kick-off this weekend in Gozo

The festive season gets well and truly underway this weekend in Gozo. Christmas decorations and lights have already started springing up across the island, signalling the start of everybody’s favourite time of the year. Gozo’s spectacular festive celebrations will be launched on Saturday evening with the switching on of the Christmas lights in the heart […]

Jonas Blue tells 89.7 Bay he’s ‘thrilled’ to play in Gozo

Jonas Blue has told 89.7 Bay he can’t wait to perform in Gozo on New Year’s Eve. The Fast Car star, 29, is the headline act at a free concert in Victoria to welcome in 2019. Speaking to 89.7 Bay’s Jake Cuschieri, he said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be the headlining New Year’s Eve in Gozo. ‘It’ll […]

Are these the most Christmassy streets in Malta this year?

The battle to be Malta’s most festive town is under way. Across the Malta, millions of fairy lights, glowing Santas and gaudy reindeer are twinkling. Some people even deck out the whole street and raise cash for charity. Here are 10 of the best so far… but if you think your town’s display is even better, […]

Here’s the weather forecast for Christmas Day in Malta

For many of us in Malta a few snowflakes on Christmas Day is the ultimate festive wish. But if you’re dreaming of a White Christmas in Malta this year, keep on dreaming. It’s not going to happen. In fact, a ‘mild’ Christmas Day is expected in the Maltese Islands with plenty of glorious sunshine. Temperatures […]

Gozo is packed full of festive delights this Christmas

From the twinkling festive lights of Victoria to the beautifully floodlit Citadel, Gozo is a wonderful place to enjoy during Christmas. This year’s festive activities in Gozo are bigger and brighter than ever before with celebrations taking place across the island. For example, the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria have been transformed into a winter […]

WATCH: Gozo’s Christmas lights are ‘spectacular’

Has Malta’s little sister ever looked so festive? Crowds braved the drizzle and cold in Gozo on Saturday night to watch the Christmas season get under way in style. Families packed out the centre of Victoria for the eagerly-awaited switch-on of the annual Christmas lights, with this year’s event set to be spectacular. And they […]