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Things to do this month on Ibiza | December 2023

December is here with lots of festive cheer!

December arrives on Ibiza with a bulging sack full of seasonal treats. This month there are typical festive season activities for all the family, sporting events, all kinds of entertainment, music and local festivities. Read on to find out what’s coming up and plan ahead for this special time on the island. 

Best wishes for a very merry Christmas and a sparkling New Year from Ibiza Spotlight!


As some of the Christmas markets are yet to be confirmed, make sure to check in regularly to this page to stay updated. 


All month long

The Christmas season on Ibiza announces its arrival with festive illuminations in the island’s main towns.

The lights are already hanging, the Christmas stalls have been set up, and now all that's left is the big switch on! As the 1st December falls on a Friday, it is likely that will be the big day. But check with your local municipality for exact dates/times. 


17 December

Pacha loves to celebrate Christmas with all ages. So come along to this great party, organised especially for the little ones and for a great cause as all proceeds go charity. There will be a raffle, dancing, face-painting, clowns, games and a special guest!!! The entry fee is 6,00€ and includes a soft drink.

Las Dalias Christmas Market

Saturdays and Sundays

Famed for its year-round hippy market, Las Dalias - located in the charming village of San Carlos - is home to an atmospheric Christmas Market with more than 40 stalls. Do your Christmas shopping at this renowned emporium then enjoy socialising with friends over a glass of the house mulled wine!


Fun Fair in Ibiza Town

Open every day from 24 November to 14 January, the fun fair - situated in a new location on the outskirts of Ibiza Town - is a perennial favourite with children and adults alike.

Eivicadabra - The First Magic Festival in Ibiza

6 - 8 December 

The cultural centre, Can Ventosa, in Ibiza Town, plays host to the island’s very first festival of magic this month. Come down with the family to marvel at magic and mystery at the hands and up the sleeves of talented international magicians. Hey presto!

A night of laughter with Corbacho @Teatro Ibiza

14 December

One-stop multicultural venue, Teatro Ibiza, is the setting for an evening of humour with the well-known Spanish comedian José Corbacho.

Unforgettable Weekends @Zazú Ibiza

Every Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from 1 November 2023 until 7 January 2024

Located on the beachfront in the heart of Playa Den Bossa, Zazú Ibiza heads into its first winter on Ibiza with a top-notch offering of live shows and parties called Unforgettable Weekends.

Expect great cuisine and oodles of atmosphere.

Not Your Standard Bingo @The Standard Ibiza

Every Weds from 11 October 2023 until 27 December 2023

Jara restaurant - found at the ground floor entrance of the super chic adults-only hotel The Standard Ibiza - hosts Not Your Standard Bingo, a night of light-hearted fun. Come down for laughs, luck, cocktails and cuisine, but don’t forget to reserve your table early as it’s likely to be a “full house”!


Live concert by Uncle Sal @Teatro Ibiza

22 December

Local favourites Uncle Sal are performing at Teatro Ibiza. Prepare to go on an eclectic musical journey with the band as they play Rock, Reggae, Funk, and Soul.

Live music at Teatro Ibiza

Every Friday & Saturday

Ibiza Town's premier live music venue, Teatro Ibiza is THE place for live concerts this winter. After midnight the fun continues with its resident DJs. Best of all, unless it’s a special event, entrance is free. 

Concerts at Can Jordi Bar

Every Thursday & Saturday

Located on the Ibiza Town - San José Road, the much-loved Can Jordi Blues Station offers live concerts by local and international artists on its roadside terrace. 

Live music @Cas Costas

Every Thurs through to 28 December 2023

Grill experts supreme Cas Costas - situated at Km.3 on the Ibiza Town - San José Road are running a series of live music events this Xmas period. Sample some superb grilled delicacies while soaking up the vibes and listening to some gifted musicians.

Sunset DJ sessions @Hostal La Torre

Every evening, from Wednesday to Sunday, throughout the month of December the cute boutique hotel continues its programme of sunset sessions from its delightful cliff-top vantage point. As always, the roster of the best Chill-out DJs on the island will entertain you while you enjoy a tasty sundowner. 


It may be a month long associated with over-indulging in fine food and drink but that doesn’t mean your winter workout is on the back burner this month. December sees all sorts of exciting sporting events on the island: all you have to do is take your pick from the list below.

Trail Ibiza - three days with a marathon and other races

1-3 December

The Trail Ibiza competition offers runners of all levels the opportunity to take part in a stage race with different modalities through some of the island’s finest inland scenery. 

Cycling Race Indiot 2023

6 December

Ibiza’s beautiful natural surroundings are also the backdrop for The Cycling Race Indiot 2023. Cyclists of all ages and levels of expertise will love this event, with its unique sense of community and healthy competition.

Cursa Patrimoni Eivissa 2023: Running event in Ibiza town

9 December

Celebrating Ibiza Town’s stature as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cursa Patrimoni is a race through the city’s most emblematic areas, including Dalt Vila (the old town), the port and the promenade is a permanent fixture on the winter calendar. Come down to the island’s capital to participate or spectate at this popular event.

Nordic Walking Excursion - San Antonio

10 December

Setting off from the sports centre in the neighbourhood of Ses Païsses, just outside San Antonio, this month’s edition of the Nordic walking excursion will take hikers through the countryside around Can Bonet. 

Free guided walks in Santa Eulalia

16 December

Starting at 10 am, this month’s guided walk is a coastal route. Entrance is free but places are limited, so sign up ASAP.

Nordic walking excursion - San José

17 December

Another must for keen ramblers, this month’s Nordic walk organised by San José Town Hall is a medium-difficulty one along the coast of Cala De Bou. Get there at least 30 minutes before it starts to stand a chance of securing pole position!

Guided cycle tour

17 December

As part of the Patronato de Deportes de Ibiza’s cyclo-tourism programme, this month’s 28-km guided biking tour will take in the stunning coastal scenery around Es Codolar.

Cathedral Ibiza Fun Race

31 December

The last chance to burn off excess calories in 2023, the Cathedral Ibiza Fun Race is one of the island’s most cherished festive season sporting events. Open to all, and featuring special categories for costumed groups taking part and a raffle, this fun activity is a great way to say farewell to the year. 

For the winners, Christmas lots are donated by different shops. 

Wednesdays are PURE! by Ibiza Outdoors/ Walking Ibiza

Every Wednesday 

Wednesdays are Pure! offers the chance to explore Ibiza's gorgeous natural landscapes and learn about native flora, wild herbs and interesting historical facts in the company of the experienced guides at Ibiza Outdoors/ Walking Ibiza. 

On the first Wednesday of each month, the Nature Reset - incorporating mindfulness exercises to help you connect (more) to nature, yourself and all of your senses - adds a unique perspective to this easygoing, highly sociable sporting activity. 

E- Bike Guided Tour with Ibiza Outdoors/Walking Ibiza

Every Thursday 

Ibiza Outdoors/Walking Ibiza are also the organisers of guided e-bike tours. Explore the island in the company of their knowledgeable guides atop one of their cutting-edge electric mountain bikes.


December is a bumper month for film lovers with showings at venues around the island. 

Winter cinema @theHUB Ibiza

Every Wed until 13 December

Co-working centre theHUB is hosting a special Winter Cinema Series with two films per week, one for all the family and - at a later time - another for adults.

Anem al Cinema @ Cinema Multicines, Ibiza Town

Every Thu until 21 December

The Anem al Cinema cycle is back with movies in their original version with Spanish subtitles.

Cine Regio - English language Movies in original version

Every Tue until 26 December 

Cine Regio in San Antonio features a winter season of blockbusters in their original language.

Cinefórum @UIB - Movies in original language 

18 December

For something different, check out the Autumn Season at the University of the Balearic Islands, UIB, in Ibiza Town. Its programme features films in their original language with subtitles, presented by the event coordinators.

this month's offering will be Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate). After the screening, there will be an informal discussion of the movie. Best of all, admission is free.


Wine festival in San Mateo

9 December

Each year in mid-December, the tiny village of San Mateo hosts the Festa des Vi Pagès (country wine festival). On top of wine tasting, there’s live music, traditional dances (ball pagès) and tasting of typical island delicacies such as sobrassada and botifarra.

And don’t forget, to keep abreast of upcoming events on Ibiza, check out our regularly updated events calendar.

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