QUIZ: Take This Quiz To See How Maltese Your Christmas Really Is!

Ho ho ho! If there’s one thing we love about Christmas, it’s that, it’s the same thing every single year. How many of these things actually make it a Maltese Christmas though? Let’s find out!   Love Christmas? We have you covered with Non-Stop Festive Feel Good. Tap here to tune in to Bay Xmas.

Malta’s drivers warned ‘just one’ drink is too many

rivers in Malta have been reminded of the risks of drinking and driving this Christmas and New Year. The latest festive awareness campaign from Transport Malta reinforces the message that when it comes to drink driving, ‘the best approach is none’. A Transport Malta spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘Unfortunately, a number take risks because they believe that […]

Is this the most Christmassy town in Malta and Gozo?

Boasting twinkling Christmas trees, dazzling stars, dozens of lit up snowmen, thousands of light bulbs and a whole herd of illuminated reindeer, this is easily the most festive town in the Maltese Islands. Nadur in Gozo bursts into colour every year as homeowners put up their lights to mark the big countdown to Christmas. Now […]

How Christmas in Malta has changed over the decades

Malta is abuzz with all the festive feels now that Christmas is only a few weeks away. As the old song goes, ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’, and the streets of Valletta, Mosta, Hamrun, Sliema, Birkirkara and Victoria are sparkling brighter than usual. We’ve had a look through the Bay Retro archives […]

Amazon reveals top five Christmas toys for 2019

It might only be July but retailers are already thinking ahead to Christmas . Amazon has revealed the top five toy trends it thinks will shape festive wish-lists this year. Featuring the hottest toy releases of the year, along with expert toy know-how, these top trends include new takes on old family favourites, toys that interact with […]

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 […]

Eden Leisure Group helps Maltese children at St Joseph’s Home

With only a few days to Christmas, Eden Leisure Group has given gifts to Maltese children at the St Joseph’s Home in Zabbar. During the company’s annual Christmas party the employees of Eden Leisure Group pooled in enough money to buy warm blankets, the computer and a printer that the home needed, together with a […]

Gozo’s biggest Christmas tree is attacked by vandals

Gozo’s biggest Christmas tree has been plunged into darkness after being attacked by vandals. Dozens of lights were stolen from the festive attraction, which was only unveiled on Sunday night on the outskirts of Santa Lucija. The display featured 4,000 lights, forming a 180-metre tall Christmas tree, set on the hillside at Għar Ilma. Kercem Local […]

10 scenes from Malta’s most stunning Christmas cribs

Nothing says Christmas in Malta like a traditional festive crib. The beautiful nativity scenes are stunning works of art and often take months to create from scratch. Almost every town and village in Malta and Gozo has at least one crib exhibition running from December until mid-January. There’s even a nationwide competition to find the […]

Here’s when you should take down your Christmas tree in Malta

Christmas is over in Malta which can only mean one thing – it’s time to think about taking down the decorations. It’s the day everyone dreads, when you have to pack away the baubles, tinsel and lights for another year. If you’re keeping with Christian traditions of Christmas then your tree should come down on […]

Malta is named the best place to spend Christmas

Malta has been named the best place to spend Christmas – for the second year in a row. CNN once again ranked Malta first in its annual list of 15 world destinations ‘which celebrate the festive season better than the rest’. CNN Travel said: ‘Visiting nativity scenes is an integral part of Christmas in Malta. Every year, […]

Valletta’s beautiful Christmas nativity scene is unveiled

Malta is gearing up for a festive transformation this week. The Christmas nativity scene has officially opened, marking the start of festive season. The life-size crib was set up in Triton Square in Valletta, a stone’s throw away from the newly-restored fountain. The stunning nativity scene was designed and created by the talented Gozitan artist Manwel […]

Valletta gears up for Christmas lights switch on

Valletta is gearing up for a festive transformation this week. The Christmas lights will be switched on in Republic Street on Monday evening, heralding the start of the festive season in Malta. The capital’s biggest shopping destination is set to sparkle once again in 2018, with crowds expected to gather in their droves for the […]

Christmas Day in Malta ‘will be sunny’, says Met Office

Christmas Day will be sunny but breezy in Malta, according to weather experts. The Met Office in Luqa has issued the official forecast for the holiday weekend. A spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘The weather will be mainly sunny and fine on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, albeit somewhat chilly as the cool spell that has hit […]

Malta’s airport set for record breaking Christmas

Malta’s airport is preparing for its busiest Christmas ever. The terminal in Gudja is expected to welcome to around 123,000 passengers this festive season – an increase of around 9,000 on last Christmas. As many as 14,000 passengers a day will pass through the airport between December 23 and 30. More airlines are flying to […]