Palma: December Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||2 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||48 %|
|Rainfall days||12 days|
|Chance of Rain||30 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||7 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||14 %|
Averages for Palma in December
In December you’re only likely to see an average 6 hours of sun and an average temperature of 10°C. December is also the month with the highest average number of days of rain, although the total rainfall is just 44mm.
The final festival of the year takes place appropriately on the 31st December. This is the fiesta of Banderole and celebrates the Catalan conquest of Mallorca. This festival is steeped in history and the roots of the fiesta date back to the 13th century.
If the weather takes a turn for the worse, you may want to consider browsing round one of Palma’s many museums. The museum of Modern and Contemporary Art features modern and Mediterranean art.
Shopping always features high on the agenda in the run up to Christmas. Head for the elegant Avinguda Jaume III street if you’re looking for jewellery and gifts or wander down to the outdoor craft market at Placa Major.
After hours walking around shops and museums, may want to hit one of the bars in the area. Abaco, in the old town section of Palma, is a popular theatrical bar. Or maybe you’d prefer to have a drink in the Alhambra Lounge Café.
Nightclubs will be particularly popular at this time of year as everybody gets into the spirit of Christmas. Try the live entertainment at the Riu Palace or dance the night away at the Soho Urban Vintage Bar.
With its gourmet restaurant, the UR Palacio Avenida Hotel in the centre of Palma is the ideal place for passing the time on those dark, not so warm evenings.
You’re sure to receive a friendly welcome at the Hotel Amic Horizonte. The hotel is well-placed for the seafront and close to the Porto Pi Shopping Centre.
December events in Palma
24th December 2015
Noche Buena is held on December 24th, the night before Christmas. A big roast dinner is set up for the evening. All the activities occur at midnight that includes nativity scenes.
28th December 2015
Santos Inocentes is celebrated all over Spain as well as in Majorca on 28th of December, which is the equivalent of April Fool's Day. Jokes of all kinds are made this day and the media often misrepresents stories . The day commemorates the massacre of the innocents by Herod according to Matthews gospel .
Festa de l'Estendard
31st December 2015
Festa de l'Estendard is celebrated in honour of the Christian conquest with procession from the town hall in Palma. The festival is held on the New Year's Eve. It's a commemoration of the Standard entry of Madina Mayurqa. This city was called Majorca from that time.