Christmas in Gibraltar is celebrated with a public holiday every 25 December, as it is in a majority of countries around the world. This Christian festivity commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is part of a 22-28 day season in the Christian calendar known as Advent.
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Many tourists from the UK flock to Gibraltar for Christmas shopping each year because it is cheaper, tax-free, and the British pound is accepted. Plus, the warm, tropical climate is a welcome change from the winters of northern Europe, making Gibraltar a favourite place to spend a Christmas vacation.
One of the most anticipated annual Christmas events is the Christmas Festival of Lights. It is held in Mackintosh Square and features not only an amazing array of lights but a show, singing, Santa Claus, and the whole nine yards! Other Christmas attractions include The Artisan Market, and tea at Santa’s Grotto.
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