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Celebrating New Year In Malta

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

From street parties and gala dinners, to New Years Eve traditions and New Years day brunches - we have prepared a list of activities for you to take part in, before, during and after the clock strikes midnight!

FOR THE COUPLES: New Years Eve Dinner

When the night is young and there is plenty of time till the sounds of fireworks fill the air, why not sit down for an intimate dinner?

While in cities such as Valletta, Mosta or Qormi, it might be challenging to find restaurants that have available tables without prior bookings, but smaller Maltese restaurants are thriving with their authentic specialties, and you still have time to book a table that is perfect for two.

FOR THE FRIEND GROUPS: Fireworks and concerts in Valletta

During the last few hours of 2021, and the first few hours of 2022, the heart of Valletta will be filled with crowds of people from across the island - and the world - enjoying the free live performances brought to you by the Valletta Cultural agency, this year, the concerts are back!

New Years Eve will go off with a bang, in the form of Special Guest, UK Pop Singer and DJ – John Newman, The Palace String Orchestra as well as featuring local DJ Debrii.

Enjoy the magical fireworks display at midnight above the harbour, giving those who are watching from Upper Barrakka Gardens, a truly beautiful, and unique view!

FOR THE LUXURY LOVERS: Gala in the hotels

Whilst some of you love to celebrate the new year with a big party, enjoying party food, drinks and loud music,, we can appreciated that some of you will prefer to slow it down and celebrate in style..

Black tie events with champagne, glistening chandeliers and quiet music will make you feel like a are booking up fast, but there are still some beautiful venues providing nights like this, so be sure to book fast!


Whether it is a sit down meal in a fine dining restaurant, an à la carte menu, or grand buffet with local wines,. you have got a new years eve straight out of a movie.

Booking a room for a night or two during the holiday season is something both locals and tourists have in common, as it is a stress-free option, that eliminates the cost travel

FOR THE PARTY LOVERS: Party in St Julians/Paceville

Paceville and St Julians will be packed during the festive season, with many events being ticketed, but if you are lucky enough - or early enough to get in -, you can welcome the new year surrounded by like-minded revelers, set to dance till the sun comes up!

To make sure you are safe getting around on NYE, why not book your transfer with us HERE.

FOR THE KIDS: Winter Wonderland

While the upper part of Valletta will be getting ready for a concert, the Waterfront is still shining in all of its Winter Wonderland glory. This is the perfect choice for families with small children, who can enjoy a little of the magic that is still surrounding this holiday season.

With special appearances from Princess Belle and Chase on new years eve, followed by Barney and Ariel on new years day, it is sure to be an amazing time!

For more Waterfront Wonderland information, see HERE!

FOR THE FAMILIES: New year's day brunches/ lunches

After a long night of celebrating New Years Eve, we need a little more time to ease ourselves into 2022, before we pack away the decorations and normal life rolls around why not take this opportunity to get together with the whole family and have brunch or lunch?

Hotels such as AX the Palace, Corinthia, and many more, hold yearly buffet-style lunches that will have your whole family filled to the brim.

With tons of choices, and some venues offering bottomless free-flowing drinks, celebrate with those whom you love most, to create a truly remarkable day!

Beginning a new year isn’t only about closing a chapter, it is also about creating a new one. Planning ahead, thinking of the year you want to have, saying “travel more” or “enjoy every moment” into your new year's resolutions might be easier said than done, so let us help you with booking your trip and activities, so you can take the hassle out of your travel and help create a truly memorable vacation here in Malta!

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