Christmas in Capdepera is full of very old traditional activities that lend a special atmosphere to the town, full of light, music and family get-togethers.
On the night of 24th, during the church service for Christmas Eve, the churches of Cala Ratjada and Capdepera resound to the emotional singing of “La Sibil•la”, a medieval liturgical drama that has been recognised as World Heritage cultural material.
On 31st December it is traditional to celebrate the end of the year by eating 12 grapes to the sound of the bells tolling midnight.
Then the partying goes on all night until dawn and finishes with hot chocolate and the sweet pastry called ensaïmadas. On New Year’s Day there is a concert to celebrate the beginning of the year, and a traditional waltz is certain to be played.
The end of the party year arrives with the Reyes Magos de Oriente, the 3 Kings who came from afar, who arrive by boat on the evening of 5th January at Cala Ratjada harbour. They make their way through town in procession, seated on thrones on their floats from where they greet all the children with shining eyes who have come to see them. On the next day the Kings ride on horseback through all the streets of town distributing presents to the children in their homes.