THE official Christmas Light Show in Palma de Mallorca, Spain will take place on Thursday, November 28, illuminating the capital over the festive season.
This year, Palma City Council has chosen the motto, ‘Palma, city of the future’, with the theme of the ceremony centred around children’s wishes for Christmas.
For this, a magical programme of events has been prepared, which includes musical performances, dance, audio-visual projections and several circus shows hosted at central points across the city from 5.30pm.
This schedule of events was explained by Mayor José Hila and Councillor Alberto Jarabo at a press conference last week, revealing that the light show can be seen from three different points this year to avoid overcrowding.
The official ceremony will take place in Plaza de la Reina from 7pm, however simultaneous events will be carried out on Plaça del Rei Joan Carles and Plaza de Cort.
The ‘Angels Without Wings’ association will also star in this year’s celebrations after obtaining support from the council for their promotion of solidarity and cooperation among all citizens.
We at Euro Weekly News understand that new areas are also being lit up this year, including Carrer de General Riera, Galerías Los Geranios, Son Roca, Son Dameto, Son Cotoner and Carrer de Juan Gris.
A total of 235,580m of garlands have already been strung across Palma’s streets, with over 1,000 trees given a Christmas makeover.
It is reported that Palma City Council has spent over €90,000 on the Christmas Light Show, with a proportion of the money being used to buy new LED lighting and equipment.