Getting Festive in Gibraltar

Festive in Gibraltar
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Getting Festive in Gibraltar

Christmas in Gibraltar needn’t be a hassle, with so much going on in the city you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking at a quiet holiday weekend away or you’re looking for something a little more family orientated, the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar is the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones this festive season.

Now of course Gibraltar isn’t the first place you would associate with a festive Christmas, but when it comes down to it, all you need is a great setting, a sense of belonging and some festive spirit. Of this, Gibraltar has lots. Below you can see some of our favourite festive things to do in Gibraltar, and some of the best ways to celebrate in the city.

What To Expect From The Christmas Lights?

Moorish Castle Firework

One of the great ways to get the festive feeling is through the festive Christmas lights displays in Gibraltar. This festival of lights is often seen as one of the most beautiful in the area and is organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services and Electricity Authority. The festival of lights brings a range of christmas decorations to the centre of the town whilst also allowing guests to enjoy a wide range of projections and festival events. With an exciting opening of Santa’s Grotto, you can be sure that all ages will be excited by this brilliant lights festival. The events at the Festival of Lights include council organised music sessions from the likes of the Sea Scouts Pipe and Drum band and a range of talks led by members of the community. 

Attractions at The Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair Attraction

The Christmas fair always proves a great treat for all the family. If you’re looking for a great way to see the lights and get excited about the christmas period then a trip to the fair will do the job. Based in John Mackintosh Square, right in the heart of Gibraltar, you’ll be thrilled in a festive fashion with bumper cars, performance shows, festive market stalls and a range of other great local surprises. Even if you are only visiting the city for a day or two, a trip to the christmas fair will really lift the festive spirits. 

New Years Eve Celebrations

New Years Eve Celebrations

Looking for a great way to spend new years eve? The events programme from Gibraltar’s ministry of culture brings a great range of events to the centre of town, whilst also allowing a loose and informal atmosphere for the occasion. With the Jeremy Perez Session Band starting off proceedings from 10.30 pm, you can expect an incredible firework display from the rock of Gibraltar at midnight, followed by late night thumping DJ F-Grove bringing the grooves till the early hours. What’s more, there are a range of bars and pubs which will stay open till the early hours on New Years Eve, giving you a wide range of choices to keep the party pumping till the new year’s sun comes up. 

The Caleta Hotel 

The Caleta Hotel, overlooking the Gibraltar bay is another perfect place to spend New Years Eve. With great food, luxury rooms and a range of events in the hotel, you can always count on the Caleta Hotel for a great night out whilst also staying in. Whether with family or friends, the Caleta will cater for your new years with ease and excitement