New Year’s Eve on Gozo

Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem Gozo 2017

New Year’s Eve is celebrated in all the towns and villages dotting the island of Gozo landscape.

If you plan to stay out with family and friends, day temperature is expected to be around 18 degrees Celsius falling to 14 degrees Celsius at night. No showers are expected.

Early afternoon on New Year’s Eve between 2.30pm and 6.00pm, the live animation at Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem Christmas village will take place once more. Then, on 1 January, New Year’s Day, animation will be between 3.30pm and 8.00pm. The venue is just 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Mgarr harbour.

Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem Gozo 2017


Another place worth visiting on New Year’s Eve is certainly the live crib named In Praesepio which takes place in the nearby village of Nadur. Live animation will take place between 4.00pm and 7.30pm on New Year’s Eve and again between 4.00pm and 7.30pm on New Year’s Day. Public transport from Mgarr harbour to Nadur centre by bus #303 and #322.

Inpraesepio Chrismtas in Gozo facebook


The main event on New Year’s Eve will once again takes place in Independence Square and St George Square in the very centre of capital Victoria. Some of the bands and DJs in this year’s concert will include The New Victorians, JJoy and Friends Live. It will start at 10pm.

Victoria is easily reached from Mgarr harbour by public transport #301, #303 and #323.

New Years Eve Gozo

Wish you a truly wonderful New Year 2018 filled with peace, love and harmony!


Happy New Year from

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:



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



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


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