Joy in Lights: Navigating Malta's LGBT Festivities this December

Christmass in Malta

Get ready to soak up the December vibes in Malta, where the air is filled with festive cheer and a whole lot of inclusivity! From the magical Fairy Land Christmas Market to the meaningful reflections on World AIDS Day, this month is all about embracing the colorful tapestry of the LGBT community. Dive into the holiday spirit with a lineup of lively parties, eye-catching exhibitions, and engaging programs that not only spread joy but also celebrate the unity and diversity that make Malta so special. Let’s kick off the festivities, coming together to appreciate love, acceptance, and the genuine essence of the season!

 

 

🏳️‍🌈🧬 Community Discussion: Let’s talk about HIV

Organised by MGRM, Checkpoint and Moviment Graffiti at Maori, Valletta on Friday 1st December 🥰

More info here. 

 

 

🏳️‍🌈 Queer History Tour Valletta – World AIDS Day Special Offer

📅 December 1st and 2nd, 10 a.m.

📍 Front of Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana

 

🇲🇹 Explore Valletta’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems through an uncensored lens. Discover the rich LGBTQ+ cultural heritage that shaped Valletta’s identity. Engage in a unique and educational tour that unveils the untold stories of Valletta’s LGBTQ+ community. Experience a warm and inclusive atmosphere with queer-friendly guides who are passionate about Valletta.

Follow Q Travel Malta on Instagram and Facebook and claim your discount code per DM.

📚🔗 Book Here!

 

🇹🇷🍲Turkish Cuisine🥙🪸 by Sherry’s Kitchen

Sunday, 3rd December Afternoon at Maori, Valletta 🌅

There is a limited number of Servings, so kindly book in advance if interested.

More info here.

 

 

Fairyland – Santa’s City

 

from the 8th of December until the 7th of January 2024

Pjazza Tritoni in Valletta

 

Experience Valletta’s iconic views from Rudolph’s Wheel or test your balance at our skating rink. Fairyland offers something for all: Artisan Market for shopping and Festive Food and Drinks to satisfy your cravings.

At Santa’s City, we believe in enjoyment for everyone, so this year, we are bringing back our live entertainment stage for visitors to enjoy their visit whilst sipping on a warm drink and indulging in good food.

More information and tickets will be available at https://fairylandmalta.com/

 

 

“Thicker Than Water” – a heartfelt documentary

 

Valletta Campus of the University of Malta on 8th December 2023, at 06.30pm

 

The film candidly sheds light on evolving family dynamics, the experiences of same sex parents, the journeys of parents learning to embrace and support their LGBTIQ+ children, and explores the concept of chosen family by showcasing the supportive networks formed by those who lack conventional family structures.

Through genuine stories and honest conversations, “Thicker Than Water” paints a moving portrait of love and the power of connections in the face of societal norms.

Languages: Maltese, English

Subtitles: English, Maltese

Register here.

 

 

🍭👺 LOLLIPOP: Glitterball🪩 7th Anniversary Masquerade Ball

IvyHouse, Pembroke, 9 December 2023 at 22:00 till 04:00

Born this way, baby!

LOLLIPOP is turning SEVEN, and we’re throwing the glitziest masquerade ball the island has ever seen! Category is…. GLITTER BALL!

On the decks, our favourite glitterati… OWEN + MARI MARS + JAKE OPAQUE + DAVVY_P! Ready to shine like the fabulous diamond you were born to be?

We want to see … masks, sequins, crystals and glitter – the more, the merrier!

Tickets here!

 

 

👹Abominazzjoni: Ho(e)ly Queer👹

Tuesday 12th December at Tigullio, Paceville

🙏Ready for church? Because you queen are slaying in HO(E)LY QUEER attire. We’re talking about the goddess in you, your queer religion, sins, magic, and all the balance of naughty and nice. And if you’re stuck for ideas, just be the fabulous you ☕️But here’s the real tea – every coin we snatch at this party is going right back into the community. Both organisations are investing those profits in a slew of initiatives that’ll make our community sparkle even brighter.🌈

Get your ticket here.

 

 

🎭👸🏼 “Rajt Malta Timbaram” for Queens by Kwijns👑 

9 Nights starting from 22nd December at Teatru Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta

Explore a new perspective on the history of Malta, offering insights never seen before. The Maltese islands have been inhabited for over 5,000 years BC. But what if those early communities were actually Drag Queens?

This unique time period was known as pre-hysterical, as the well-known hysteria of later eras had not yet emerged. The emergence of Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and Byzantines followed. Subsequently, the Knights, French, and English arrived, but the original Queens persisted. Their nails remained long and shiny, wigs securely in place, and lipstick unfading! Let us celebrate the enduring queens who kept Malta on its toes and heels.

More info here.

 

 

🎨 Spazju Kreattiv Presents: Sheepsbodies

7 December 2023 – 14 January 2024

This multidisciplinary exhibition aims at questioning the idea of self and questioning authenticity in a world that constantly presents us with endless, fast information and shifting standards. Exploring these themes and aided by Katarina Lennmarker’s curation and production management, visual artist Matthew F. Cassar, author Lara Calleja and musician Michael Azzopardi will create environments that mix and layer their three disciplines to co-create the exhibition. The author and the visual artist will collaborate on physical expression related to literature and social-media narrative, and the musician will develop a soundscape that heightens the sensory experience of the exhibition and the communicative narrative of the collaboration.

More info here.

 

 

🍡 HARSHMELLOW

22nd December at Liquid Club

XXXMAS and experience a festive Harshmellow event with a difference.

As for this event we’ll be mixing it up; Liquid Club’s main room will serve as both the Harsh and the Mellow room, giving you two in one and a whole lot of fun 🎄🔥🎄

Each ticket will include a BDSM workshop, happening just before the main event kicks off. This is usually exclusive to our invested provocateurs, however for this event, all ticket holders are invited to attend the workshop.

More info here!

 

💥🕺Michelangelo Club Lounge – Where Every Day is a Celebration! 🎉🏳️‍🌈

For those in search of a daily dose of fun and entertainment, the Michelangelo Club Lounge is the ultimate destination. As Malta’s only permanent gay dance club venue complete with a dark room, it proudly caters exclusively to the LGBT+ community. Dive into the diversity of themes each day offers, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. 🌈💃🎶

Selected programs:

Ⓜ️ Michelangelo Dance Party ft. Dj Drew on Thursday 7th December, at Michelangelo Club Lounge, Paceville

Ⓜ️Michelangelo 6th Anniversary on Saturday 16th December

🍾🥂Ⓜ️ Michelangelo New Year Celebration on the 31st December Paceville 🎆

More info here.

 

 

Balance Bowl 🌱🌍 – Malta’s Vegan Restaurant, Proudly LGBT Owned and Operated!

At Balance Bowl, they’ve crafted a unique dining experience that seamlessly fuses plant-based cuisine with a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. As Malta’s sole fully vegan restaurant, they invite you to savor every authentic bite from their menu. Inspired by their diverse experiences, deep love for food, and global travels, their dishes will take you on a flavorful and eco-conscious culinary journey. Join them as they embark on this delicious adventure, all within an LGBT-owned and operated space! 🍽️🌿❤️✈️🏳️‍🌈

🥗📽️ Movie Nights on Wednesdays and Drag Queens Fridays, showing Rupaul’s Drag Race Season13

More info here.

 

 

☕🎷 Cafe Society – A Right Place for Wrong People in Valletta 🏳️‍🌈☕🎷

For those looking for a welcoming spot to relax and connect with the LGBT+ community in Valletta, Cafe Society is the place to be. This establishment, situated in the city centre, embodies the values of inclusivity and friendship, making it a hub for both locals and visitors. Whether you’re seeking a casual setting to chat with friends or enjoy the soothing sounds of jazz, Cafe Society has it covered. 🏙️

Open every day, this venue hosts a variety of events to suit different tastes and preferences. On Tuesdays, jazz enthusiasts can enjoy the soulful tunes of Jazznights, a weekly event that provides a pleasant evening’s ambiance. Café Society Valletta is where acceptance and camaraderie converge. It’s not just a café but part of the city’s rich tapestry. 🌆🎶🌈☕🎷

More info and program here.

 

Kaktüs Coffee & Booze: Your Ultimate Sliema Hangout 🇲🇹☕🍹

In the heart of charming Sliema, you’ll discover the vibrant and inclusive Kaktüs Coffee & Booze. 🌵

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ Straight Friendly and proudly inclusive, this is the go-to spot for a new generation of coffee lovers and cocktail connoisseurs. ☕🍹

Looking for the perfect weekend vibes? Every Friday, join us for a fabulous Single Night event, where you can mingle, make friends, and maybe even find a special connection.

And that’s not all! Every Saturday, we’re your go-to Pre-Party Warm Up destination. Get the weekend started right with our fantastic drink specials and lively atmosphere.🌟😄

More info here.

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15

Valletta Queer History Walking Tour

Are you in the mood for an exciting and educational day out? Then we've got just the thing for you! The Valletta Queer History Walking Tour is an incredible way to explore one of Europe's most scenic and walkable cities, Valletta.

What sets this tour apart is that it provides an authentic exploration of Valletta's landmarks and history from the perspective of the LGBTQ+ community. You'll get a unique perspective on the city center, the red light district, and even the outskirts. Your tour guide will provide fascinating details about the LGBTIQ+ cultural heritage that make this city so special.

This tour is perfect for anyone who's interested in learning about history and culture in a new and exciting way. You'll be able to see Valletta in a whole new light, with an uncensored version of the city's history that you won't find in guidebooks.

But what really makes this tour stand out is the fun and friendly atmosphere that your guides provide. You'll feel welcome and included from the moment you join the tour. the guide is knowledgeable, passionate, and eager to share they love of Valletta with you.

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€55
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15

From Stigma to Empowerment: A Women's History Tour of Valletta

Discover the rich history of women in Valletta like never before with our unique walking tour. Join us as we explore the city's must-see places while presenting a different perspective that highlights the important role of women in shaping the city's past and present.

This tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of women who freely offered non-marital services for private benefits. Discover their struggles, entrepreneurial pursuits, hopes, and dreams as we walk through the streets of Valletta.

As we delve deeper into the hidden stories of women, you'll be transported back in time to learn about their contributions to the city's cultural and economic development. From the pioneering businesswomen who ran their own shops to the fearless activists who fought for women's rights, this tour will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the women of Valletta.

But our tour isn't just informative - it's also fun! With an engaging and knowledgeable guide, you'll enjoy a lively and interactive experience that celebrates the untold stories of women in Valletta. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about the city's history from a feminine perspective. Join us for a walking tour that's both educational and entertaining!

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 10

Valetta Street Food & LGBTIQ+ History Tour

Are you ready for an unforgettable day of exploring, eating, and learning? Join us on our Valletta Street Food and LGBT History Tour, where you'll get to experience the city's rich culinary traditions and vibrant LGBTQ+ culture.

Our tour takes you on a journey through Valletta's fascinating history, with a focus on the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. As we explore the city's landmarks, including the red-light district and the city center, our knowledgeable guides will share stories of the queer individuals who helped shape Valletta's identity.

But that's not all - we also make plenty of stops along the way to sample delicious local specialties! So make sure to come hungry and be prepared to indulge in some of the city's most mouth-watering street food.

With our friendly and passionate guides leading the way, you'll feel welcome and included from the moment you join the tour. And by the end of the day, you'll have a newfound appreciation for Valletta's unique history, as well as a full stomach!

So don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience. Join us on our Valletta Street Food and LGBT History Tour and discover the city's rich culture and cuisine like never before.

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Duration
4 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 6

Vino Voyage: Private Mdina and Wine Tasting Experience

On a day trip in Malta, visit the Game of Thrones filming location in Mdina first. Savour a tour of Mdina and finish with a tasting session at the nearby Boutique Wine Estate alone or with your favourite people and a friendly guide.

Mdina, the old Capital City of Malta, is over 4000 years old and has an extensive history. Many interesting people come through its gates, including the apostle Paul. Throughout the years, people have referred to this city in many different ways. You may call it the "Notable City," the "Silent City”, or even "Kings Landing", as the GOT fans would refer to it.

Join us on a walk on the medieval streets of Mdina. Unlike other tours, we'll take you on a trip through time and help you understand all of Mdina's major historical milestones and queer heritage -you won't find this information in your average guidebook! It's a fun way to explore Malta's heart and soul with a licensed queerlor-made tour.

The tour will end near Mdina with a boutique winery, where you can enjoy magnificent views with a few nice glasses of wine and the picturesque old capital city in the background before your driver takes you to your accommodation.