Jeanine Rodgers Scerri    December 8, 2023

Best Christmas Events To Check Out This Festive Season

It is no secret that the Maltese isles love to celebrate Christmas in style. Throughout December, you will be able to find many events happening all around the island, bringing the Christmas spirit with Christmas markets and family events, but also DJ sets and live music gigs.

 

Have a look to plan out your December event calendar.

 

1. Haine & Friends Christmas Bash

 

cover image for Haine & Friends Christmas Bash event

Haine & Friends Christmas Bash, Image courtesy of Haine

 

Describing the event as “a night of headbanging and festive horror” you wouldn’t expect less from a deathcore Christmas event.

Haine are arguably one of Malta’s greatest metal bands who consistently tour Europe throughout the year playing metal gigs to foreign and local crowds. This festive month they will be playing at Malta’s home of metal at the Garage in Zebbug on the 23rd of December.

Hosting the event with 5 Years From Now, they will also be featuring other local acts to add to a “fitting finale for the local metal scene” for the year 2023. Tickets are just 10 EUR and it’s arguably more interesting than your company Christmas event.

2. Pudina Tal-Milied

 

Pudina Tal-Milied 2023 Poster

Pudina Tal-Milied 2023 Poster Image courtesy of Mark Scicluna

 

If you are looking for a fun Christmas music event to let off some steam during the busy festive season, Pudina Tal-Milied is definitely worth checking out. This is a yearly event anticipated by many, with an alternative music line-up ready to welcome all those inside Liquid Club in San Ġwann for a night of dancing. 

 

This year’s local lineup consists of Joon, Hearts Beating in Time, RIAM, Sonitus Eco, and Danjeli, with setup and lighting brought to you by Late Interactive. Make sure you book your tickets in advance, currently on sale for €10-€15, and save December 27th on your calendars, with Pudina happening from 10 pm onwards. 

 

3. Saturgay Christmas Event

 

Saturgay Christmas Edition 2023 Poste

Saturgay Christmas Edition 2023 Poster Image courtesy of Storeroom

 

Saturgay is a local drag event that takes place a few times a year, and this year they are including their festive edition. Here you will be able to experience the Maltese drag scene in full force, with 7 drag queens and kings bringing variety to this year’s queer nondenominational show. 

 

 

Performers for this Saturgay’s event will be BLAKK VELVET, CRUSH VELVET, KLONN, M, BELLA STARDUST, KIKI VALENTINES & JACK FRUIT. This will take place at Storeroom Club in Ta’Xbiex on December 23rd from 8 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are currently on sale for €12, with second-phase tickets to go up to €15.

 

4. Konfusia – Xmas Techno Edition

 

Poster of Konfusia at Playground

Konfusia at Playground, photo courtesy of Flat8th

German techno DJ and producer Konfusia is playing in Malta for a pre-Christmas techno break down. Expect strong basslines, hard kicks, deep synths and some elements of psy in there as well.

 

She produces with her own recorded vocals for a set that is really of her own making. Based in Bremen in northern Germany, Konfusia is a member of the Green Beat Elite techno collective and a resident of the club ship MS Treue.

 

Tickets are €7 in advance and €10 at the door so book early to snag those single digit techno passes.

 

The event is hosted by Flat8th, a Malta-based electronic music party organization group, founded in 2020. The promoters have been hosting parties all year long around the island.

 

 

May your Christmas season be alternative!

 

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