Christmas in Gozo 2019

Christmas in Gozo 2019

After the long Mediterranean summer season, the first rain drops in autumn and the lovely Opera events, open-air concerts and the Kite and Wind festival activities during October, Christmas spirit is already in the air on Gozo.

This year, on the island of Gozo, Malta, Christmas celebrations will be inaugurated on Saturday 30 November 2019 and come to an end on Monday 6 January 2020 Feast of the Epiphany.

Christmas in Gozo 2019

Certainly, the Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem Christmas Animated Village in the village-by-the-sea of Ghajnsielem will be again a must visit. There will be of course various Christmas concerts in the village churches spread around Gozo, carol singing activities and static and mechanical crib exhibitions. Last but not the least, one cannot miss this year’s Special New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Victoria Gozo.

Christmas in Gozo 2019

Below, you can find the Christmas in Gozo 2019 full programme which is now available to download. Please click below.

Christmas in Gozo 2019 Xmas booklet

Christmas in Gozo 2019

Must experience Christmas Village on Gozo!

Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem Gozo 2017

Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem Gozo 2017

The ninth edition of Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem Christmas animated village opens on Sunday 10 December at 3.30pm and remains open until Sunday 7  January 2018.

The Nativity Village is spread over a 20,000sqm of land in the village of Ghajnsielem and through various combined works of the local council and volunteers, the first Christmas village is created to provide a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.

All visitors, upon arrival at the Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem Christmas village will receive a map illustrating all the Christmas village attractions to visit.

 

Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem Gozo Malta map

 

Some of the primary attractions include of course the main crib with a local family dressed as Mary and Joseph with their new born as baby Jesus, the Inn, the bakery, the blacksmith, the wine tavern, the fisherman’s port, a suspended rope bridge and an open air market.

 

Christmas village Gozo

 

The Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem organisation informs that animation with live actors will take place on the following days and times:

 

DECEMBER 2017

Sunday 10th 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 13th 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 16th 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Sunday 17th 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 20th* 9.30am – 12.00pm*

Thursday 21st* 9.30am – 12.00pm*

Saturday 23rd 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Sunday 24th 2.30pm – 6.00pm

Monday 25th 3.30pm – 8.00pm

Tuesday 26th 2.30pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 30th 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Sunday 31st 2.30pm – 6.00pm

 

JANUARY 2018

Monday 1st 3. 30pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 6th 4.30pm – 8.00pm

Sunday 7th** 2.00pm – 8.00pm**

 

* On 20th and 21st December, Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem will open two special sessions in the morning which will be animated by the Ghajnsielem Primary School children. Everyone is welcome.

** Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem will once again close with the Adoration of The Magi on the Feast of Epiphany, Sunday 7th January.

The Three Kings will depart from Mellieha at 10.00am and catch the Gozo Channel ferry afternoon.

They will then depart form Mgarr Harbour at 3.00pm on horseback to make the triumphal entrance in Bethlehem and pay homage to Baby Jesus.

— Should the weather not permit, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the animation

 

Created by Frank

Christmas in Gozo 2017

Christmas Village Gozo

Christmas village in Gozo

Christmas is a highly celebrated festivity in Malta and Gozo, both for its religious significance a well as in its more social aspect. The season is celebrated to its fullest on the Maltese Islands, with the active participation of many; Nativity scenes, displays of cribs, carol services and other events are organised in each locality.

Christmas in Gozo Malta

Christmas street decorations. For a very special, spiritual evening, join the congregation at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta for candlelit carol singing. Other Baroque parish churches across the Islands are just as awe-inspiring during advent. Their interiors are decked out in papal crimson and altars are adorned with flowers. All churches have a calendar of events, ranging from the procession of Mary and Joseph, to streets with groups of children carol singing.

Christmas Crib Gozo Malta

Cribs are positively everywhere, from private houses to small chapels. Visiting cribs is a popular activity at Christmastime and many locals spend time going round touring the various ‘presepju’ displays. Some are very artistic and elaborate, with figures moving around mechanically and a degree of detail that comes from hours of meticulous work by dedicated craftsmen.

Christmas time in Gozo

A Christmas highlight, which is popular for children and adults alike, is the annual pantomime held at the Manoel Theatre and at other venues. It’s a happy mix of good slapstick humour for children and satire for adults.

Chrismtas - Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem

Restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs all have their own entertainment, making for an abundant choice of what to do and see.

Courtesy: visitmalta.com

Christmas in Gozo

On the island of Gozo, special carol singing, Baby Jesus processions by children, concerts and Christmas decor are spread all across the small villages and towns.  In the village-by-the-sea of Ghajnsielem, next to Mgarr fishing hamlet and main harbour of the island, one finds the largest animated Christmas village on the Maltese islands.  It is locally known as Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem.  Definitely a must visit place while on Gozo!  This year’s edition opens on the 10 December 2017 and closes on the 7th January 2017 with the arrival of the Three Kings on horseback.

Gozo honey rings

Please click to see the entire programme of Christmas in Gozo 2017.

Christmas in Gozo

Christmas In Gozo 2016 Programme

Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem Gozo

Christmas Village Gozo

Christmas is a highly celebrated festivity in Malta and Gozo, both for its religious significance a well as in its more social aspect. The season is celebrated to its fullest on the Maltese Islands, with the active participation of many; Nativity scenes, displays of cribs, carol services and other events are organised in each locality.

Christmas street decorations. For a very special, spiritual evening, join the congregation at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta for candlelit carol singing. Other Baroque parish churches across the Islands are just as awe-inspiring during advent. Their interiors are decked out in papal crimson and altars are adorned with flowers. All churches have a calendar of events, ranging from the procession of Mary and Joseph, to streets with groups of children carol singing.

Cribs are positively everywhere, from private houses to small chapels. Visiting cribs is a popular activity at Christmastime and many locals spend time going round touring the various ‘presepju’ displays. Some are very artistic and elaborate, with figures moving around mechanically and a degree of detail that comes from hours of meticulous work by dedicated craftsmen.

A Christmas highlight, which is popular for children and adults alike, is the annual pantomime held at the Manoel Theatre and at other venues. It’s a happy mix of good slapstick humour for children and satire for adults.

Restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs all have their own entertainment, making for an abundant choice of what to do and see.

Courtesy: visitmalta.com

On the island of Gozo, special carol singing, Baby Jesus processions by children, concerts and Christmas decor are spread all across the small villages and towns.  In the village-by-the-sea of Ghajnsielem, next to Mgarr fishing hamlet and main harbour of the island, one finds the largest animated Christmas village on the Maltese islands.  It is locally known as Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem.  Definitely a must visit place while on Gozo!  This year’s edition opens on the 11 December 2016 and closes on the 8th January 2017 with the arrival of the Three Kings on horseback.

Please click to see the entire programme of Christmas in Gozo 2016.