Ibiza Advent Calendar 2016

A whole host of festive fun with something for everyone.

Over 100 events listed by date. Ongoing events are listed in red. 

At the foot of this post you can see the full municipal programmes from San Antonio, Santa Eulalia and Ibiza Town.

Ibiza Christmas, Advent Calendar of 100+ Fairs, Parties, Carols, Santa Visits, Lunches, Kings
Ibiza Christmas, Advent Calendar of 100+ Fairs, Parties, Carols, Santa Visits, Lunches, Kings
  • Compiled by Nick Gibbs, Rhian Gibbs and Claire B

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15192713_617842339076_1664226722141795417_nIbiza Town Tree and Artisan Market

  • Ibiza Town From December 1st

The capital’s festivities are changing location in 2016 due to extensive works underway in the redevelopment of the Vara de Rey.

This year the Town Tree will be located in La Plaza Antoni Albert i Nieto, with the associated market stalls – including our Claire B’s favourite 1€ cheese and wine concession – spread along the Passeig d’Abel Matutes Juan.

The artisan Market with plenty of Christmas decorations and goodies runs from 1st December to 23rd December, 11am to 10pm daily.

Note: The square itself ‘La Plaza Antoni Albert i Nieto’ does not appear on Google Maps, instead search for Passeig d’Abel Matutes Juan, Ibiza


 

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Sunday 11th  

Christmas Gran Fiesta

  • Ibiza Town, 12:00-21:00 Recinto Ferial, C San Antonio-Eivissa

2€ adults, 1€ children

A huge festive fiesta held every other year to raise funds for Ibiza y Formentera Contra El Cancer. Market, art, furniture, clothes, food, drink, shows, auction at 18:00, Father Christmas in his Grotto (2€ per visit, including a gift) and many more surprises…always a hugely successful day. This event alone raised 40 000€ for IFCC in 2014 and every penny stays on the island helping finance facilities and supporting local cancer patients and their families.

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A Christmas Tale

  • Ibiza Town, 18:30, Plaza de Antoni Albert i Nieto

Performance by theatre students (C19).  (also showing Thursday 15th)


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Wednesday 14th

Kid’s Christmas Crafts at Bondi

  • San Antonio Fountains

Ages 3 to 7, 5€ donation for materials. Check their facebook for more information and bookings

https://www.facebook.com/bondiibiza

 

 


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Thursday 15th 

Ibiza AfterWork

  • Ibiza Town, Hotel Montesol

Claire B

The 2nd ‘Ibiza AfterWork’ takes place on Thursday December 15 at the Gran Hotel Montesol. This monthly event brings old and new residents of Ibiza together in a social setting after work. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, mingle with familiar faces or just hang out with your group of friends, over a nice cocktail or a glass of wine and some tapas. In true after-work drinks style, the evening kicks off early at 6pm, at which point the special drinks deals will start. Residents won’t want to miss the custom-designed Ibiza AfterWork cocktail, created specially for the event by Montesol’s experienced mixologists, or the exclusive tapas and wine and tapas and beer combos for only 5 euros. There will also be a special AfterWork dinner menu (details will be on the Ibiza AfterWork Facebook page and booking at ibizaafterwork@gmail.com is highly recommended to avoid disappointment). Montesol’s resident Friday night DJ will be on the decks all evening to keep everyone entertained.

AfterWork has been established by two island residents, freelance journalist Elly Earls, who moved to Ibiza two and a half years ago, and freelance marketing strategist Beate Hansen, who’s been enjoying island life since May 2015. Everyone is welcome. From 6pm to 11pm.

A Christmas Tale

  • Ibiza Town, 18:30, Plaza de Antoni Albert i Nieto

Performance by theatre students (C19).


snowman-icon-1Ice Skating

  • Ibiza Town From December 1st

The Ice rink is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., in the Reina Sofia Park (24 and 31 December until 8 pm)

Price: € 5 from Monday to Friday excluding public holidays; 6 € Saturdays and holidays. The price includes 25 min of skating and skates. The use of gloves is mandatory (On sale for € 1.5)

Information and reservations: info@ohibiza.es tel 971 72 00 59 or 607 231 523 or 607 876 772

 


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Friday 16th

Concert Night w Projecte Mut

  • Formentera, 22:00, Plaza de Sant Ferran Tent

The local group Mari will open the performance with Strombers as the ‘icing on the cake’

Christmas Auction

Casi Todo, 16:30h, Santa Gertrudis

Burger Meets Gin

Ibiza Town, Ocean Drive, Marina Botafoch

Claire B

This popular event is back on Friday nights from 8pm for after work burgers and gin and tonics at Ocean Drive in Marina Botafoch. There’s a special menu on offer for 22€, which includes croquetas, two burgers (choose from beef, chicken or veggie) with fries, a desert and a gin and tonic. Last week I tried the beef and chicken burgers and they were delicious. Alternatively there’s an a la carte menu where you can select what you fancy. Each week there’ll be a different DJ providing music and an artist providing visual entertainment – expect performers, sculptors, craftsmen, live painting and dancers. It’s a place to have fun with your friends, with good music in a classy and eclectic atmosphere, whilst enjoying a gin and tonic and tasty burgers. And with winter-friendly prices.

Check the specific details each week on Facebook: Burger Meets Gin

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l Ibiza Town

Ibiza Global Showcase with Anna Tur, Jose Maria Ramon, 2Vilas


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Christmas Auction

Casi Todo, 16:30h, Santa Gertrudis

All We Need Is Love

December 17th at 18:00, Gran Hotel Montesol, Vara de Rey, Ibiza

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Christmas Family Sing-a-long

San Antonio, from 18:00h, Flaherty’s, free entrance

A sing-a-long session of all your Christmas favourites lead by some local live musicians, Flaherty’s will be the place to get the festive spirit flowing on Saturday the 17th.

Kids Funktion Family Christmas Disco

Santa Eulalia, 17:00 – late, Guarana, Marina.

5€ kids entry, adults free.

Santa Convention with prizes for the best costumes, Santa’s Military School, water bottle flip challenge, photo booth, disco and a visit from Santa himself!

Proceeds to Love From Ibiza.


ibiza-chritmas-3-1Fairground

  • Ibiza Town, December 1st – January 31st. 

The fairground runs all the way through to the 31st January.

Situated on Carrer Aubarca, known to many of our readers as behind the Police ibiza-chritmas-3-3Station/Diario de Ibiza off the Ibiza Town inner ring road.

The fair has rides and sideshows for all ages including a ferris wheel , dodgems, and the peculiarity of sit down meat raffles!

There are special low cost days during the holidays, we’ll add these on our website when known. 


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Sunday 18th

Flaherty’s Christmas Lunch with Visit From Santa

l San Antonio, 14:00h & 17:00h, Flaherty’s

20€ Adults, 10€ Children – Booking strongly advisable.

Flaherty’s famed Sunday Roast Lunch is set to get a festive upgrade on Sunday 18th with Champagne on arrival, a 3 course Turkey Lunch with all the trimmings and of course the essential Christmas Cracker for all.

There will be 2 sittings, and we love the community style of long table seating. In between the two lunches will be a visit from Santa at 16:30h, with a gift for the children.

Your 20€ includes the 3 course dinner, champagne on arrival, plus a further drink included.

Though there will be some additional availability on the day, we wouldn’t risk it, booking strongly advised.

https://www.facebook.com/flahertysibiza/?fref=ts

Fiesta Benéfica

  • San Jordi, 11:00-14:00 Mini Ibiza, Club De Campo

10€ per child, adults free, sibling discounts.

Family breakfast, crafts, face painting and market, in collaboration with Chic Events, Eivitoys and Food For Ibiza. Funds raised will be used to buy Christmas meals and gifts for the underprivileged families of Ibiza.

Tickets available in advance from Mini Ibiza or Chic Events (via Púnica,19, Eivissa) or on the door.

Pacha Children’s Party

  • Ibiza Town 17:00-21:00,

Afternoon Charity Christmas Party, 5€, bring the children for a fun afternoon with face painting, dancing clowns games and more.

Ibiza Food Factory

  • Santa Gertrudis, Sluiz, From 12.00-18.00

On Sunday December 18 Sluiz just outside Santa Gertrudis is hosting a special Christmas edition of its Ibiza Food Factory. With food from more than 20 restaurants available in one place, it’s a place where you can celebrate Christmas early with friends and food and do a bit of last minute shopping at the same time!

Children’s Charity Fun Day

  • San Antonio, 10:30, the tent, fountain square

Solidarity Day from the Association of Children with Cancer (ASPANOB)

A day of fun with sweet and cakes stands, second hand market, workshops, gymnastic performances and music.


poinsettia-bowInternational Christmas Market

  • Ibiza Town, December 4th – January 7th

Thursday, Friday, Saturdays

Situated in Calle de la Virgen, shops and locals will open their doors with food, drink and desserts from the different countries they represent.


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Monday 19th 

Christmas Carols

  • Ibiza Town, 17:00, Plaza de Antoni Albert I Nieto

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Riuland, Punt Jove
  • December 23rd – January 4th 10:00-12:00, closed 25th, 30th, 31st and 1st Jan
Joveland, Punt Jove
  • December 22nd – January 4th 17:00-21:00, closed 25th, 30th, 31st and 1st Jan
Riuland, Jesus Cultural Centre & Polivalente, Puig d’en Valls
  • December 23rd –January 4th 10:00-13:00, closed 25th, and 1st Jan

More info at http://bit.ly/2h9exaj 


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Tuesday 20th 

Children’s Christmas party

  • San Antonio, 17:00, the tent, fountain square

With magic from Albert and a visit from Santa, don’t forget to bring your letter. 

Christmas Carols

  • Ibiza Town, 17:00, Plaza de Antoni Albert I Nieto

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Wednesday 21st

The Carols of Can Coix

  • San Antonio, 12:00, In The Tent, Fountain Square

Carols sung by the students of CEIP Can Coix, with performances, raffles and surprises


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Thursday 22nd

Santa & Children’s Party

  • Formentera, 17:30, Plaza de Sant Ferran Tent

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Friday 23rd

An Unexpected Visit…

  • Ibiza Town, 18:30, Mercat Vell

A special collection of letters with Santa Claus organised by Associacio de Comerciants de la Marina

Salsatoni

  • San Antonio, 22:00, the tent, fountain square

Pure Cuban and Latin Music with dance classes, exhibitions, and live animation. Performances by the Eri Salsa Band and  la Escola Baile Distrito.

A White (Isle) Christmas

  • Pacha, Ibiza Town

On Friday December 23 Lucky Life Music are presenting ‘A White (Isle) Christmas’ @ Pacha. In what is the 10th year of Lucky Life, they will end the year with a proper Ibizan Christmas celebration. On the decks will be Ramon Castells, Ben Fhurst b2b with Graham Sahara, Horatio and Chronic Cowboys. From midnight until 6am. Entrance is free for residents before 2am.


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Market
  • Plaza de la Constitucio, Dec 2nd – Jan 6th

Along with all the Christmas stalls there will be live music on the 17th, 22nd, 30th December and 5th Jan from 20:30-23:00.

 Diverespai
  • Formentera, December 17th – December 21st

Fun for children with bouncy castles and many activities

 


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Christmas Eve 

Charity Skate/Walk

  • San Antonio, 15:30, The Town Hall

Christmas Eve Gala Dinner

  • Royal Plaza Hotel, Ibiza Town

Special Christmas Eve Dinner

  • Hostal La Torre, Cap Negret

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christmas-giftsChristmas Day

Eden Christmas Day Party

  • Eden, San Antonio, 18:00-06:00

Eden will be hosting their very own Christmas day party this year. So once you’ve opened your gifts, ate that turkey and don’t fancy a night in front of the TV, get down to San An for 12 hours of Remo, Thomas Gioia,  Jeancedric, Vidal Rodriguez, Morritz, Dave Mantra, Kocis Souldrops, and The Black Shaft. 

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DisneIbiza 4, Musical

  • Ibiza Town, 19:00, Espai Cultural Can Ventosa

Enter the Christmas World of Disney. Come and join the fun with Princess Anna, Mary Poppins, Minions, Dory & much more.. Shows 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th.

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  • Ibiza Town, 19:00, Espai Cultural Can Ventosa, See main entry Christmas Day

‘Un Nadal Marciá’ 

  • San Antonio, 17:30, the tent, fountain square

A funny story in which a royal page asks for help from his special friends to give gifts to children around the world. With magic, songs & adventure.


hiking-santaChristmas Walks

  • Claire B

Walking Ibiza has published its schedule for walks during December with some special walks for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

  • Wednesday 21 – Short & Sweet special Christmas walk with mulled wine and Christmas treats – Balafia at 10am
  • Friday 23 – Special Christmas walk with lunch at Can Cires – San Mateu to the Lost City at 10am
  • Wednesday 28 – Short & Sweet walk with mulled wine half way – Es Broll at 10am
  • Saturday 31 – Special New Year’s Eve walk from Sa Caleta to Cala Jondal at 11.00am

The walks are by donation (suggested €10 per person) or what you feel the walk is worth. http://www.walkingibiza.com


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Tuesday 27th 

Joy 4 Christmas Concert

  • Ibiza Town, 20:00, In Plaza de Antoni Albert I Nieto tent

Free entrance, a concert of classic Christmas songs with the rhythm of pure soul.

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  • Ibiza Town, 19:00, Espai Cultural Can Ventosa, See main entry Christmas Day

 


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New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

  • Royal Plaza Hotel, Ibiza Town

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New Year’s Eve Dinner

  • Hostal La Torre, Cap Negret

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New Year’s Eve  Dinner

  • Villa Mercedes, San Antonio

Always a very special occasion and this year offering the choice of two tariffs, 90€ including drinks until midnight or 110€ including an open bar all night. It is not a hard decision, you weren’t thinking of going home at midnight were you? See advert for more details.

Melon Bomb @ Club 107

  • Ibiza Town, Club 107, From 10pm until late.

Tickets are on sale at 15€

Melon Bomb will be providing the funky soundtrack for New Year’s Eve over at Club 107 in Marina Botafoch. On the decks are Paul Reynolds, Scott Gray, Corbi, Andreas and Anna Wall. The mantra of Melon Bomb is to bring some funk and soul back to the dancefloor – think old school jams, soul, funk, disco and soulful house, which will guarantee to keep the dancefloor full.

Public New Year’s Eve Parties

  • San Antonio, 00:30, the tent, fountain square
  • Santa Eulalia, 00:30, Punt Jove & Puig d’en Valls Campo de Futbol

New Year’s Eve Party

  • Formentera, 01:00, Plaza de Sant Ferran Tent

There will be animation and celebrations to welcome 2017 with The New Tremendos, a group of six energetic and experienced musicians. Since 1993 their philosophy has been clear, rock’n’roll and party!


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New Year’s Day

Circo Loco’s New Year’s Day Party @ DC10

  • DC10, Ibiza, 16:00-05:00

The ONLY party to welcome in 2017 with  Seth Troxler, Adriatique, Nic Fanciulli, Andrea Oliva, Timo Maas, Loco Dice, Tania Vulcano, Steve Rachmad, Clive Henry, Acid Mondays, Sossa and Dewalta

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Monday 2nd

Moscow Ballet, Don Quijote

  • Santa Eulalia, 21:00, Palacio de Congresos de Ibiza

The Moscow Ballet is returning to Ibiza on Monday January 2 with their production of Don Quixote. The show is at the Palau de Congressos of Ibiza in Santa Eulària des Riu at 9pm. Tickets cost 38€ and are available online from:

https://www.4tickets.es/balletdemoscu

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Tuesday 3rd

Visit from the Royal Pages*

  • Ibiza Town, 17-20h Plaza de Antoni Albert i Nieto

*Every day children’s activities and workshops, letter to the Kings, kitchen workshop, ballooning, makeup, music and sports, video games and crafts

Albert’s Family Magic Show

  • Ibiza Town, 19:00, Plaza de Antoni Albert i Nieto

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Wednesday 4th

Visit from the Royal Pages

  • Ibiza Town, 11:30-13:00, Mercat Vell*
  • Ibiza Town, 17-20h, Plaza de Antoni Albert i Nieto*
  • Santa Eulalia, 18:00, La Plaza Espana
  • San Antonio, 18:30, The tent, fountain square

*Every day children’s activities and workshops, letter to the Kings, kitchen workshop, ballooning, makeup, music and sports, video games and crafts


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  • Claire B

As part of its Christmas festivities there are a number of free concerts taking place in various locations in Ibiza Town over the next few weeks.

  • Friday December 23: Tales of Gloom, 7pm, Plaza del Pintor Vicent Calbet
  • Saturday December 24: Arturo Pueyo, Chema Pellico and Alfredo Souze, 12pm, Calle de Pere de Portugal
  • Thursday December 29: Iván Doménech and Joan Barbé, 12pm, Calle Bisbe Cardona i Tur
  • Friday December 30: Rels, 12pm, Mercado Nuevo (main entrance)
  • Friday December 30:Lili’s House (finalist of Art Jove 2016) and Morning Drivers, 8pm, in the marquee in the Plaza de Antoni Albert i Nieto
  • Wednesday January 4: Poison Ivy, 12pm, Pasaje Balàfia

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Thursday 5th

Three Kings Parade

  • Ibiza, From 18:30, Starting Ses Figueretes Beach

The traditional arrival of the 3 Kings (or wise men) takes place as usual in Ibiza Town on Thursday January 5. This year however, because of all the works taking place in the centre of the town, the parade will begin in Figueretas and take a different route from usual. They will arrive at the beach in Figueretas at 6.30pm and will pass through the town to La Plaza de Antoni Albert i Nieto where the Christmas tree is, taking the following route: Paseo de Ses Pitiüses, c. del Periodista Francesc Escanellas, c. Astúries, c. País Basc, avda. de Espanya, avda. Ignasi Wallis, avda. Isidor Macabich, c. Bisbe Abad y Lasierra, c. Josep Zornoza Bernabeu and arriving finally at La Plaza de Antoni Albert i Nieto.

Three Kings Parade

  • San Antonio, 18:30, Starting from the port

Three Kings Gift Giving

  • Santa Eulalia, 18:00, Plaza Espana
  • Santa Eulalia, 19:00, Santa Gertrudis
  • Santa Eulalia, 19:30, Sant Carles
  • Ibiza, 20:30, Biblioteca Publica de Ses Figueretes
  • San An, after parade in the tent, fountain square

Three Kings Parade

  • Formentera, 16:30, Arriving La Savina Port

At 17:30 La plaza de la Constitucio de Sant Francesc,  18:00 Sant Francesc, then the streets of Sant Ferran from 19:00 and climb to La Mola at 20:00.


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Friday 6th

Three Kings Parade

  • Santa Eulalia, 10:30, Leaving Can Negre
  • Ibiza, 10:00, De Es Clot Social Club*

*Leaving from the AV Es Clot social club to parquet de la Pau with magician and gift giving.

Three Kings Gift Giving

  • Santa Eulalia, 11:30, Puig d’en Valls with gifts in the Church square
  • Santa Eulalia, 12:30, Jesus

Youth Talent Competition

  • San Antonio, 18:00, the tent, fountain square

The annual talent show returns with categories for children (up to 16) and adults. So if you can sing, dance, juggle, perform magic or have any talent in a group or alone this is for you. Presented by Albert of showsibiza.com with prizes for winners.

To participate you must register before the 4th January by email to

festes@santantoni.ne


San Antonio Programme

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Ibiza Town Programme

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Santa Eulalia Programme

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