Palma de Mallorca is famous for its exclusive summer nights and long days of sun and beach in one of its incredible hidden coves along the coast. However, very little is known of its pleasant winter months, where the mild climate welcomes a wide range of new possibilities in this capital of the Mediterranean.
November and December are perfect months to enjoy the open air in Palma and its surrounding. A walk along the sea side promenade of the Paseo Maritimo, starting at the neighbourhood of El Molinar until Playa de Palma, have a rest in Cala Estancia, next to the Marina Luz Hotel, and have something to drink while the sun illuminates the bay.
In the centre, the city recovers its routine and the cultural and working life fill the streets and squares with people, busy at all times of day. The majority of the terraces of the old part of town all working to full capacity at this time of year, and it is very pleasant to sit in one of them, any time of day, including the night time, with coats, heaters and soft blankets.
The terraces in Palma are a classic in winter, even more than in summer, as the weather is much milder in these months that under the heat of the August sun. Eating a llonguet (a sandwich made with a special bread, typical of Majorca), some tapas or a hot chocolate is possible in almost any area of the city, although the liveliest are always the ones along the Paseo del Borne, Plaza del Mercat, Drassanas and Plaza d’en Coll
Christmas is also a special time too on Majorca, Palma being the capital and the centre of the major cultural events that include classical music cycles, theatre, musicals or even the opera.
One of the essential winter classics in Majorca, is the New Year’s Concert in Palma that, every year, concentrates the best pieces of composers from all times, in a unique celebration, with famous attendees like a couple of years ago with Woody Allen, that interpreted several jazz pieces on a memorable winter night.
But, Christmas is not only celebrates on a stage, in hotels or in houses, Palma, due to its excellent weather, celebrates Christmas with multiple open air activities, ideal to enjoy with your partner or with your children. Christmas markets, craft fairs, food fairs, fashion shows, sports competitions of all types, children’s play areas in the Parc del Mar, a wide range of options for all those that want to enjoy a different Christmas in the Mediterranean.