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Things to do this month on Ibiza - December 2016

Our choice December picks

As we ease into December and the end of 2016, we bring you our selection of great things to do on Ibiza this month. If you are spending Christmas on the White Isle, you can go and see the lights, listen to live music, go ice skating or visit a Christmas market. There's some cool clubbing events coming up including a legendary New Year's Day party that you shouldn't dare miss. Our best wishes of the season!


Bon Nadal to all

It's December and it's time for Christmas. The switching on of the lights is taking place in Ibiza Town in Boulevard Abel Matutes, today 1 December from 18.30 h where you'll also find an an artisan market till the 23rd. On 2 December, it's Santa Eulalia's turn with the lights being switched on From 18 h in Plaza España and then in San Antonio in Passeig de ses Fonts from 18.30 h. Back in Ibiza Town on the same day, get your skates on and head to the ice rink in Reina Sofía park. Fab festive fun in an Ibiza winter wonderland.


Winter meal deals

Ibiza in winter is one of the best times to get excellent meal deals, when the island runs special themed three-course fixed-price menus across the island. There's Restaurat in San Antonio until 11 December with menus priced between €15-18 and featuring this year's star ingredient, the pumpkin. In Santa Eulalia until 22 December you can try pork many ways in a dozen different restaurants for lunch or dinner in their pig inspired gastro festival for €15. Quality food at great prices.


Dreaming of a White…

If you're in Ibiza before Santa is due, head down to Pacha on Friday 23 December for a seasonal night of fun and frolics from the Lucky Life crew. A White Isle Christmas will usher in the festive season with a typical dose of Lucky Life musical goodness coming from the likes of Ramon Castells and Ben Fhurst b2b Graham Sahara. Expect a local crowd, with everyone bringing a bang-on combo of good vibes and dancefloor excelllence. It's gonna be a cracker.


Rock on with Cañas'n'Roll

Live music, tapas, beer and bar crawling. This is the annual Cañas'n'Roll event that will be lighting up San José every weekend until 17 December. It's possibly the last chance to see famous island band, The Frigolos, who after this event will be no more. Starting from 1pm till late on Saturdays and Sundays, you'll get rock, jazz and dance music plus tapas and beer for a few Euros to take you from day into night.


Down the market

Visiting Las Dalias for its Christmas Market from 18 December sees the famous hippy bazaar decked out in the colours of the season and generally getting into the spirit of things. You'll find 50 stalls selling accessories, clothing, antiques, decorations and more. Sip on the traditional German mulled wine glüewein or catch some live music in the restaurant. The market is on every day apart from Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Check out our events calendar for more details.


New Year's Day at DC-10

If you think all the big club dates are only in summer, think again. Circoloco's New Year's Day party at DC-10 is the stuff of legend and attracts an in-the-know crowd that just can't wait until the summer seasons starts. Imagine dancing to some of the best underground tunes to bring in the New Year on the island that is THE cathedral of dance music. The line-up is coming soon and expect it to be awesome. Your December task is to snap up a few tickets and get yourself on over.

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WORDS | Julian Heathcote