Following the success of the last few years, Malta now boasts a well-established New Year’s Eve national celebration. This year, the festive event is special for Malta as it welcomes the year 2018, when Valletta will be hosting the European Capital of Culture festivities.

St. George’s Square will once again host the main stage boasting some of Malta’s top local artists and bands. Furthermore, this year’s edition will host some innovative international attractions of visual and performance art.

Valletta Xmas Lights 2017

The line-up for the night includes special international guests EMBER TRIO, a new-age string trio that combines a unique blend of classical and contemporary production elements. This mix elevated them to become Europe’s most successful classical crossover string trio. Further in line is the Brass House Unit, which will also feature Gianluca Bezzina, Ozzy Lino and Gloriana as well as Kim & the band. The event will be hosted by Corazon Mizzi and Owen Bonnici.

Then it’s time for the energetic countdown and 3D architectural countdown to welcome the New Year. Finally, DJ Mykill and trumpet Live will close off the night.