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December city break in Mallorca

If you have come to Mallorca on this December for a city break, or reside on the island, and are looking for some excursions or activities to do in Mallorca, we have prepared this article for you.

Unfortunately in December it is low season in Mallorca, so there are few excursion options. Thus, we still have the typical organized excursions to the main tourist attractions of the island such as the Caves of Drach, Sa Calobra or Soller. But there are no boat trips, since during this month all the companies of boats and catamarans do not operate. But don't panic, there are still some interesting options:



What to do in December on Mallorca?

One of our proposals is to visit Palma where there are many activities and plans. In addition, from November 24 you can see the Christmas lights on, and you can take a walk through its streets. Don't forget to stop by Plaza Mayor, Las Ramblas, Porta Pintada and Plaza de España with its Christmas market. Little by little, the different nativity scenes will open, the first being the one in Plaça de Cort. We advise you to take a look at our guide to Christmas in Mallorca


Some recommended excursions these days in Palma:

Another way to visit Palma is with the tourist bus, which takes about 90 minutes around Palma, and with more than 15 stops, you can get off and on as many times as you want.

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Christmas plans for December

The December  tells us that the Christmas holidays are just around the corner. At this time we already have many plans for Christmas time. In Mallorca, the arrival of Christmas is a magical and special moment that floods the streets with an unparalleled festive atmosphere. The island is dressed in lights and color, creating a perfect setting to enjoy the Christmas preparations.

One of the most charming plans in Mallorca during this time is to explore the Christmas markets that spread throughout the island. From the emblematic Palma market, with its stalls full of Christmas decorations and gastronomic delights, to the cozy local village markets, where you will find unique gifts and local crafts.

In addition, a walk through the illuminated streets is an essential experience. The Christmas lights and decorations transform the cities and towns of Mallorca into a true fairy tale. Breathing in the fresh, festive air while marveling at the twinkling lights is a perfect way to get into the island's Christmas spirit.

In the link below, we have prepared some December long weekend proposals focused on Christmas. Some of our suggestions are a walk through the Christmas markets, going to see the Christmas lights being lit, a Christmas movie at the cinema...

Visit some of the caves in Mallorca

During this December days the main caves of Mallorca will remain open, and it is an excellent opportunity to visit them. Our three recommendations for this bridge are the Hams Caves, the Campanet Caves and the Genova Caves.


The Genoa caves are located on the outskirts of Palma de Mallorca, and can be reached by public bus. The visit is self-guided, and lasts about 40 minutes. Next to the entrance there is a restaurant specializing in Mallorcan food. The Hams Caves are located in Porto Cristo, and during the December long weekend they are open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The visit is a tour of its best rooms with a duration of about 45 minutes.

Finally, the Campanet caves are one of our favorites. They are the quietest and retain all their charm. In addition, you can combine the visit with a hiking route to Ses Fonts Ufanes, which are next door.

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Horseback riding in December on Mallorca

The winter months are an ideal time in Mallorca to go horseback riding. In December lwe have prepared more options than ever, for all types of audiences and with different prices:

  • At the Grande ranch in Son Serra de Marina you can take a two-hour excursion with views of the beach
  • At the Can Picafort ranch we have a three-hour excursion along the beach to Son Serra de Marina
  • At Rancho Ses Roques we have a short and easy excursion lasting one hour that you can combine with a visit to the animal farm.


Click on the box below, and discover all our proposals for horseback riding excursions for these dates.

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Hiking trails

December is an ideal month for hiking in Mallorca. The temperatures are not very cold yet, and we have sunny days. Furthermore, there is nothing like doing some healthy outdoor activity in full contact with nature.


Below we leave you a link to one of our most popular articles on our blog, with the best hiking routes in Mallorca. But there are many more. If you are looking for an easy excursion, you can check out our suggestions for easy excursions in Mallorca. Our recommended excursion on this December long weekend is Ses Fonts Ufanes

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Plans with children for December

Some activities and plans with children could not be missing from our list of proposals for this long weekend. Among some of the recommendations of attractions and theme parks open for families we have:

  • Marineland
  • Palma Aquarium
  • The Son Amar Christmas market
  • Forestal Park – Zip Lines Go
  • The Puig de Galatzo Reserve
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Enjoy a play or musical

The December long weekend in Mallorca is a magical moment in which the island is filled with cultural events and activities. In Palma, the island's capital, the Teatro Principal, Trui teatre and the Auditorium de Palma usually offer a wide variety of performances during this season. From classic comedies to contemporary musicals, there are options for all tastes. We recommend you take a look at their billboard, you will surely find something that interests you.

Furthermore, in other municipalities of Mallorca, such as Alcúdia or Inca, you can also find local theatrical performances that capture the essence of Mallorcan culture.


Another option is to go to the cinema to see one of the December releases. One option is the Mallorca Outlet or Porto Pi cinemas, to combine it with an afternoon of shopping.

All our December offers

If you want to find all the activities available this December, we recommend you go to the link below. Use our search engine and filter among all the available activities to see by type of activity, days, prices...


Enjoy your holidays in Mallorca!

Towns to visit the in Mallorca

December is the perfect time to explore the most picturesque towns in Mallorca, which are decked out in the Christmas atmosphere and invite you to discover their beauty. One of the most emblematic destinations on the island is Sóller, with its modernist-style architecture and cobblestone streets. The trip on the famous Sóller train, which meanders through mountains and valleys, is an unforgettable experience that will take you to this magical corner.


Valldemossa, another charming town, welcomes you with its monastery and cobblestone streets that evoke history and tradition. This season, its streets are filled with lights and decorations, creating an even more magical atmosphere. Alcúdia, in the north of the island, is another place worth exploring. Its old town is surrounded by medieval walls and is famous for its weekly market, where you can find local products and crafts. In December, the market dresses up for Christmas, offering gifts and unique festive products.


To complete your trip, the Cuevas del Drach are a unique option. These underground caves in Porto Cristo transport you to a magical world of stalactites and stalagmites. During your visit, you can enjoy a boat ride on an underground lake while live musicians create a truly unforgettable experience.

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What can't you miss if you go to Mallorca in December?

If you visit Mallorca during December, you can't miss the Christmas markets full of unique gifts and local delicacies. Plus, enjoy the impressive Christmas lighting that transforms the streets of the island into a fairy tale. Explore charming towns such as Sóller, Valldemossa, Alcúdia and Sa Calobra. Spend time in nature, try local cuisine and visit the fascinating Cuevas del Drach in Porto Cristo. Mallorca offers an unforgettable experience this festive season.


What is the weather like in December in Mallorca?

During December in Mallorca, the weather is mild and pleasant, with daytime temperatures around 15-18 degrees Celsius and cooler nights of 5-10 degrees Celsius. Although rainy days are possible, the amount of precipitation is generally moderate. In short, it is a favorable time for outdoor activities, but it is advisable to bring warm clothing and an umbrella. Mallorca remains a charming destination to explore this season.

If what you want is to have a great time on an organised tour...