CHRISTMAS IN MELLIEĦA
The Mellieħa Local Council will once again be organising its annual activity, Christmas in Mellieħa, between the 8th and 13th December. This activity is organised with the support of the Malta Tourism Authority and the local commercial community.
This year’s edition will be inaugurated at the Manikata Parish Church on the 8th December. A concert by Joy Gospel Singers will be held for the opening of this activity, as well as for the inauguration of yet another EU project. In fact, the Mellieħa Local Council has once again succeeded in obtaining funds to be the lead partner in an EU project which envisages the organisation of five conferences spread over 18 months. This project, with a budget of € 150,000, will focus on small enterprises in the heart of the Union’s economy.
The following activities for Christmas in Mellieħa will be held at Misraħ iż-Żjara tal-Papa Ġwanni Pawli II. The activity will be organised in the form of a small Christmas village, from where various typical Maltese and Christmas products will be sold by local NGOs. All stalls will be open at 7pm, and will see a full programme of activities from the best local talent, as well as international artists.
The Għaqda Korali and Orkestrali Maria Bambina, Società Filarmonica La Vittoria and Malcolm & Band will be offering a musical spectacle on the 9th December. The Red Hackled Pipe Band will be closing the show for the day. A dancing spectacle will be performed by Artemocion on the 10th December, followed by musical performances by Għaqda Mużikali Imperial and JAMM Band, together with local singers. Various local participants will be performing on the 11th December with the popular Animae Gospel Choir closing the evening.
The 12th December will see the participation of the Big Friends Guggen Musik, dancing school Street Elements and Brooke & Band. On this day ,the council will also organise a Christmas party for the residents of Dar il-Madonna tal-Mellieħa at 9.30am.
The much anticipated children’s party will be held on the 13th December at 2pm at the Community Hall, Mellieħa Primary School. All children interested in attending are invited to register with the staff of the Mellieħa Local Council.
There will be various initiatives including dancing, art and crafts exhibitions, and life cribs prepared by children during these activities. Typical foods and drinks synonymous with the festive season will be for sale to be enjoyed by the general public. Entrance is free of charge.