Iconic Maltese landmark looks spectacular from above

These stunning drone images capture one of Malta’s most iconic landmarks as you’ve never seen it before. Taken by Franco Tabone Photography and sent to us at 89.7 Bay, these awesome images of the Triton Fountain were taken on Saturday 28 December. They also show off Fairyland Malta in Triton Square all its festive glory. Tens of […]

Rough sea cancels annual charity swim off Sliema

The organisers of Malta’s most popular festive charity swim have defended their decision to cancel the event at the last minute. The Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim was due to be held off Independence Gardens in Sliema on Sunday morning – but was called off because of the rough sea. The insurance and shipping company posted on […]

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 […]

What will the weather be like in Malta on Christmas Day?

Are we heading for a sunny Christmas in Malta, or will rain be on its way? While most of us in Malta can only dream of a little flurry of snow we could be in for a surprise on Christmas Day. At the moment forecasters are predicting a wet and rather grey day with highs […]

Malta hosts international Christmas choir festival

Malta’s International Christmas Choir Festival kicks off on Thursday night. The event will feature 27 choirs from across the UK and Europe to help get you in the mood for the festive season. A total of nine shows will be held over the next four days at various churches across Malta including the Mosta Dome, […]

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 […]