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As the last page of 2023 turns, Malta—a jewel in the Mediterranean—readies itself for a New Year’s Eve celebration that promises to dazzle and delight. Now for 2024!

If you’re contemplating where to bid farewell to the old and usher in the new, look no further. Here’s a glittering guide to the most exciting things to do in Malta as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve 2024.

Valletta’s Vibrant Countdown

Begin your evening in the historic streets of Valletta. The capital city, known for its stunning architecture, becomes even more magical on New Year’s Eve.

Join the locals and tourists alike at St. George’s Square for a night of live music, dancing, and festive fun. As the countdown begins, the sky above the Grand Harbour lights up with a kaleidoscope of fireworks, reflecting off the ancient bastions.

Harbor Cruise into the New Year

For a unique experience, hop aboard a New Year’s Eve harbor cruise. Glide along the calm waters, sip on sparkling wine, and enjoy panoramic views of the fireworks displays from the sea. It’s a moving party with a twist, combining sightseeing with celebration.

Mdina’s Silent Serenade

If you prefer a quieter evening, the old capital of Mdina offers a serene alternative. Walk the lamp-lit streets of the ‘Silent City’, enjoy an intimate dinner at a medieval palazzo restaurant, and soak in the tranquil atmosphere as you step into the new year.

Feast of Flavors

Maltese cuisine is a blend of its rich history and cultural influences, and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to indulge. Reserve a table at one of Malta’s finest eateries for a gala dinner.

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From the freshest seafood to heartwarming ‘stuffat tal-fenek’ (rabbit stew), your last meal of 2023 will be truly memorable.

Paceville Party Scene

For the party animals, Paceville is the place to be. Known as Malta’s entertainment hub, it’s where nightclubs, bars, and lounges compete to throw the most epic New Year’s Eve bash. Dance till dawn, meet new friends, and celebrate in a high-energy atmosphere.

Fireworks at the Festa

In Malta, every festa is an excuse for fireworks, and New Year’s Eve is the grandest festa of them all. Towns and villages across the island host their own fireworks displays, so no matter where you are, look up—you’ll be greeted by a spectacle of light and color.

A Reflective Moment at Dingli Cliffs

Explore Malta's Dingli Cliffs

For those seeking a moment of reflection, Dingli Cliffs offers a peaceful retreat. Watch the final sunset of 2023 over the horizon and take in the sweeping views. It’s a moment of peace before the evening’s festivities begin.

New Year, New Traditions

Embrace local customs and join in the Maltese tradition of ringing in the new year. Whether it’s attending a mass for blessings, listening to the chimes of the church bells, or sharing ‘għasel’ (honey) for a sweet new year, make your celebration uniquely Maltese.

New years

As midnight nears and the fireworks light up the Mediterranean sky, raise a glass to new beginnings. Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Malta isn’t just about the parties; it’s about the promise of a new year filled with adventure, discovery, and the warmth of Maltese hospitality.

Welcome 2024 in Malta, where every second counts and every moment is a celebration of life. Here’s to new memories in the heart of the Mediterranean!

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