Menorca in December: the tourist guide

What can you do in Menorca in December?

If you are wondering what to see and visit in Menorca in December, in this article you will find plenty of options to plan your stay.

Treat yourself to a getaway to Menorca in December and discover the magic of the island at this time of year. Continue reading to find out what to see and visit during your stay in Menorca.


Menorca in December has a special charm. The Christmas spirit invades the streets, filling them with lights, nativity scenes, street markets and all kinds of activities that you will be able to enjoy at this time of year.

For example, in Mahón you can't miss the arrival of the Llumets in the city, the little elves whose mission is to turn on Christmas lights all over the island on the first Sunday of December. 

This event marks the beginning of Christmas, and gathers adults and children in the Plaza de la Constitución, where they intently watch the façade of the Santa María church to see the llumets come out and greet everyone.

Menorca in 2 days: what to see and do.
Visit the historic centre of Mahón.


December arrives and with it a multitude of Christmas markets are set up on the island with crafts, local products and gastronomy, filling the island with joy and festive spirit. Visit the markets installed in the Citadel and Mahón, and take advantage of the tour of the markets to get your hands on your own Menorcan avarcas, an indisputable reference point for Menorcan craftsmanship.

Also visit the local markets and fairs to discover more about the food and typical crafts of the island.

Avarcas menorquinasMercado Claustre del Carme de Mahón, Menorca


Another advantage of visiting Menorca in December is that in addition to tasting its most typical dishes, such as lobster stew or Mahon cheese, you will be able to enjoy the exclusive seasonal gastronomy. 

Visit any of its restaurants and try the typical rolls stuffed with minced meat; the "cuscussó", a dessert of Arab origin; the "pastissets", five-petalled flower-shaped biscuits; the "amargos", sweets made with almonds; and the pomada, a gin-based drink typical of Menorca's festivities.

Where to eat in Menorca.
Christmas gastronomy.
Traditional sweet biscuits of Menorca.

Demonios en Fiestas de MallorcaPastissets, gastronomía de Menorca


15 °C (max.) - 9 °C (min.) | 9.5 hours of sun per day | 8 days of rain

The climate in Menorca in December is known for being mild and pleasant, although there are a few cooler days and some seasonal rain. The key is to bring varied clothes and a raincoat, as during the day the weather is warm and at night the temperature drops.

Come and visit Menorca in December and enjoy a unique Christmas!

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