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Christmas on Ibiza - music and winter fun

Micro-concerts, amusements and skating in the park for Christmas 2016

Christmas is in full swing now on Ibiza and here's a selection of events that you won't want to miss out on. Music of all kinds is on offer as well as some great winter treats for all.

This Saturday 17 December, head to Santa Eulalia where from 11 h there's music in the main streets of the town given by students of the Municipal School of Music, followed by a concert given by the same students in Plaza España from 12 h.

For something quite different in Ibiza Town there's musical combat with the “Battle of the MCs” from 19 h in the Christmas square of Plaza Antoni Albert i Nieto.

Big band magic can be had at the Can Ventosa Cultural Centre with the City of Ibiza Symphony Band's Christmas concert of warming and soothing sounds from 12 h.

If a buzzy atmosphere is more your style then in San Antonio that day from 10.30 h to 20 h in the Christmas tent on the seafront promenade of Passeig de ses Fonts is the Day of Solidarity.

Here, you can enjoy a festival of shows featuring music as well as artistic and gymnastic displays. Food stalls with cakes, sweets, tapas and pintxos mean you won't go hungry.

A series of cool micro-concerts are happening all over Ibiza Town during Christmas with Tales of Gloom (23 December); Arturo Pueyo, Chema Pellico and Alfredo Souza (24 December); Ivan Domènech and Joan Barbé (29 December); Rels (30 December) and into January, Poison Ivy on the 4th. You can see where all these mini concerts will be by downloading the full Ibiza Town Christmas programme.

Down with the kids

It's funfair time Ibiza Town with the annual Feria de Atracciones, ideal for your little ones. Located around Calle Padre José Manxarell, there are 35 attractions and rides with the funfair opening every evening from 18 h to 22 h. Then on weekends and fiestas it's open from 11 h to 13 h as well. All till the end of January 2017.

The whole family might like a trip to Ice Park Ibiza, a special covered ice park in Reina Sofia Park at the foot of the Medieval citadel of Dalt Vila. Running till 8 January 2017, the ice rink opens from 10 h to 22 h daily except for holidays. Just €5 gets you a 25-minute spin on your skates and gloves are obligatory so take your thick warm mitts.

Then finally, if you want to treat your kids to some Disney classics in Spanish, Can Ventosa is host again to more musical performances with well-known songs from the likes of Minions, Mary Poppins, Zootropolis and many more. Each day from 25-28 December at 19 h.

If you need more, remember that there are Christmas markets to visit too plus you can check out our Restaurant Guide to find cool places to eat that open all year round.

Have a wonderfully festive time on Ibiza this December 2016 and do take a look at our Events Calendar for more exciting things to do

WORDS | Julian Heathcote

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