Christmas market in the Nuevo Pueblo Español
It's that most wonderful time of year again, the one where absolute panic turns swiftly into retail frenzy as we desperately try to think of something to buy for people we haven't seen all year. One solution to this annual problem is to visit one of the Christmas markets in the cold countries of Europe that draw pre-festive visitors from all over where food, drink, entertainment and lots of kitsch gifts are available.
Here in Mallorca, Palma has its own version of a northern European Christmas market on from tomorrow, 6th December until Sunday 11th, where not only can you get all the aforementioned items, but you get to enjoy the whole of Spain in the same evening! It's the annual Christmas shindig at the Nuevo Pueblo Español in Palma, a tourist attraction built in the 60's which is in the form of a Spanish 'village' containing a host of the country's emblematic buildings.
So, with squares, fountains, beautiful buildings – the Alhambra for instance – and lots and lots of stalls selling gifts of all descriptions, it's a fine place to spend a cold, frosty evening in Palma if you are in the area. It costs a mere €5 for adults and kids under 12 get in free, so why not go and experience some of the Yuletide atmosphere and solve your gift buying worries?
Times are 12 to 23 until Saturday and 12 to 20 on Sunday.