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Mallorca Christmas: Puerto Portals

Puerto Portals' Christmas Market until 6th January

More festive goings on in Mallorca with the opening of the wonderful Christmas Market (yes, its name is in English) at the super swish yacht port come shopping centre come restaurant heaven that is Puerto Portals! It's their sixth annual festive fayre and this year they're pulling out all the stops because the port itself is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The market is open every day – yes even Christmas day and New Year's Day – and is like entering a northern European winter wonderland with Swiss chalet style wooden cabins adorned with twinkling lights and accommodating the market stalls selling upmarket gifts – accessories, natural cosmetics, traditional decorations and artisan pottery and so on.

Christmas Market Puerto Portals from madeinvideo on Vimeo.

As well as retail opportunities, there'll be plenty of German gastronomy available – Glühwein, Kartoffelsalat and Lebkuchen – to enjoy as heavenly choirs sing carols over the sound system. No wonder that German newspaper Die Welt has classified Puerto Portals' market as one of the top five Christmas markets in Europe!

Other attractions include an ice rink, plenty of activities for kids of all ages – Father Christmas, The Three Kings' procession, live music in the evening, cinema, family dancing and vermouth (over 18's only please) and did I mention the Glühwein?

The port is easy to get to by car or bus, and if you go to the market, you get 4 hours free parking on the big car park! It's open as follows;

Monday to Thursday 12 to 21

Friday to Sunday 12 to 22

Christmas day and New Year's Day 16 to 22

All the details are on a user friendly three language PDF to download.