Think of Christmas in Ibiza and you don’t jump to white snow and carol singing. However, swapping the more traditional ways for white sandy beaches and margaritas isn’t too shabby either!
The locals are largely Catholic, so you can expect to find some of the same as back home, with Midnight Mass a must, the streets decorated with lights and the shops being open later than normal, but you are also treated to hippie markets stalls selling festive wares, and every town has an abundance of shows and activities. More so than in the UK, everyone gets into the Festive Spirit, so leave your Bah Humbug at home and get involved!
Similar to Christmas Day beach swims in the UK (but slightly warmer we think), you can go down to San Antonio Bay and watch the locals swim across the harbour alongside hundreds of people. It’s a great atmosphere and well worth a watch.
And keep an eye out for Santa, as he is known to wander the street of Ibiza, swinging a bell
Speed through to 2016 season and there will be two new five star hotels as well as a total facelift of the Vara de Rey promenade.
Montesol Hotel will be renovated and given a more modern feel and as it is being bank rolled by the Hilton Hotel chain, you can expect luxury all the way.
For those of you familiar with the old cinema site of Cine Serra; this area is to be the new location of the second five-star hotel and will shape up to be something special so watch this space.
Other hotel news;
Work has begun to replace the Victoria Hotel in Talamanca. A new, more upmarket complex is being built instead, with 12 million euro being invested and it is due to open in June 2016.
Those that think that Ibiza sleeps all winter, don’t truly understand the island.
Pacha is an all year round club, mostly frequented by the locals through the cooler months but the atmosphere and the line ups are still of a stellar standard.
The run up Christmas Eve sees ‘People Like Us’ party returning, with Dorian Paic, Yaya, Arian and Alex Kennon keeping you dancing and the following night you can reload and go again as ‘Vintage’ brings Sebastian, Gamboa, Angel Linde, Alina Grinberg and more to the famous venue.
Stay up till Santa arrives and party with ‘Electric Ibiza’ on Christmas Eve; Manu Gonzalez, Andy Baxter, Graham Sahara and 2Vilas are all to grace the decks and if you haven’t eaten too much, Boxing Day waves goodbye to the Festive Season with ‘TEN’.
Fast forward to New Year’s Eve and you can see in 2016 with Solomun and ‘LIO goes to Pacha’, and after the season he has had, we can guarantee that he will be seeing in a midnight with a bang! His charisma and showmanship will keep you thoroughly entertained all night!
Not forgetting the legendary DC10 is open on New years Day with yet another amazing line up, with flights going to Ibiza daily over the winter there is no better place to spend your new years! Check this line up out..
Plus many more!
Sanky’s are running their ‘Unusual Suspects’ parties all winter, which brings top named Dj’s to the decks as well as giving you a glimpse of next year’s up and coming stars, music labels and brands.
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