If there is one thing Christmas does, it is to make us regain the essence of childlike innocence by immersing us in a family atmosphere of peace, harmony, joy and excitement. It is children who give us these magical sensations and it is they who give us a unique opportunity to remember who we were and who we want to be.
In the case of Ibiza, its mild weather conditions allow us to share games and unique experiences with the kids both at indoor venues, such as the Exhibition Centre, and outdoors on the streets and beaches.
During the school holidays, the Diverespai is installed in the Ibiza Exhibition Centre, with an area of 5,000 square metres in which different activities are carried out for children aged 1 to 17, including more than forty workshops and artistic activities, sports, games, performances and handicrafts, as well as inflatables, attractions and sports areas. This year, as a novelty, the area will have a 500-square-metre skating rink.
Meanwhile, every year, the city of Ibiza sets up a large nativity scene that can be visited in the La Marina neighbourhood. Very close by, in Paseo de Vara de Rey, is the traditional market where you can buy all kinds of Christmas decorations, as well as the large Christmas tree that makes this site the focal point of the island for lovers of lights and the festive atmosphere.
Likewise, the Can Misses neighbourhood, also in Ibiza city, puts on a large funfair for all ages during the holidays, while the Albert i Nieto Boulevard holds activities for children, including workshops and inflatables. From 20 to 22 December, the Feim Barri activities, aimed at revitalising the La Marina neighbourhood, will include a number of events such as a hot chocolate bar, a storyteller and workshops, which can be seen on the Ibiza City Council website.
Another place that will also be decorated for the occasion is Las Dalias, where you can also taste delicacies such as “Glühwein” or German mulled wine. Here, there is a place that Santa Claus visits every year for all the children on the island to give him their list of presents in person. However, this will not be the only visit Santa Claus will make to Ibiza, because from 20 to 23 December he will set up his “Can Nadal” stall in the Plaza del Parque, in the centre of Ibiza.
Other towns such as Sant Antoni de Portmany, Santa Eulària des Riu, Sant Josep de sa Talaia or Sant Joan de Labritja will host different activities and workshops in their main squares, lit up and decorated for the occasion, so that all the children on the island can feel the magic of Christmas.
In January, Ibiza will also be visited by Their Majesties the Three Kings, who visit the various towns on the island either on the evening of the 5th or the morning of the 6th, arriving at the island by boat, from which they disembark with their camels and entourages to make the wishes of young and old alike come true. At different times, all the children on the island can enjoy the parades to admire the travellers from the east.