Autumn and Winter bring a certain sense of tranquility to the island. As the sizzling Summer sun retreats, life calms down a notch and local life returns to an unassuming pace.
This does not mean that the island hibernates during Winter, but quite the opposite. Between October and March, the local cultural scene flourishes as the theatres re-open and festivals get confirmed. As we get closer to 2018, Valletta being nominated for the Cultural Capital for that year, bursts with activity featuring both local and international talent.
During Winter 2016/2017 you can come and enjoy with us artists such as Richard Clayderman in concert or watch the football game between Malta and Slovenia. You can pack your tux and get ready for the theatre as we stage Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Pinocchio by Johanne Casabene Dance Conservatoire and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Evita.
During the festive season you can warm up to the atmosphere of a real-life enactment of the village of Betlehem, join the Malta Christmas Festival with International bands and folk groups, and party through the New Year in Valletta.
January brings along the much-acclaimed 2-week-long Valletta International Baroque Festival whilst February gets colourful with the Carnival festivities in many localities on Malta and Gozo. And just before we welcome Spring, the island gets active with numerous sporting events and activities, the most popular of which is the Malta Marathon.