26 November 2016 to 08 January 2017

Christmas Fair Attractions

Organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services

For further information please contact Gibraltar Cultural Services at

28 November 2016 to 12 December 2016

Celebrate Christmas at Ocean Village


Christmas is coming early this year and this festive season, we present to you.... Gibraltar's FIRST EVER open-air ice rink!

For children & parents👫👧👦

Come down for a spin on the ice from 28th November until 12th December, only at Ocean Village!

Entry: £4 per child / £5 per adult with £1 going towards GBC Open Day.

Ice Skates provided! All sizes from Child UK Size 10 (European 28) to UK Adult size 9 (European 43)

Santa will also be in his Grotto from 28th Nov until 30th Nov - Entry £5 (each child will receive a gift)

Plus we will have our Christmas Fair, plenty of things to see, eat & drink!🎄🍰
Children are strongly advised to wear protective clothing and under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult on the ice.


05 December 2016 to 11 December 2016

Gibraltar International Magic Festival

Venue: John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street.
What is the Magic Festival All about ? 

We started conjuring up some tricks 6 years ago with our humble yet exciting magic shows and form then our one show developed into more and more magically experiences for our audiences. This year our show have become a fully fledged festival kindly supported by the Ministry of Culture. 

We now have an amazing Line-Up of magicians, Illusionists & Circus acts which we could only dream of a few years ago. We want to take you back to the Great Magic shows of years gone by bringing you the best magicians from around the globe. 

We are a Not for Profit event with a sole aim to promote magic & Circus and encourage our community to try out various exciting elements. 

Come with us and let us show you a magical world 

Where all the magic happens in YOUR head.


🎄St Andrews Church Christmas Fair🎄

 Governor's Psarade

From 10a.m. to 2p.m. 

Entrance £1 to include a 2017 diary, mulled wine and mince pie.            

Whether you are looking for unusual or unique Christmas gifts, or just looking for a seasonal bargain, there is a good chance you will find what you are looking for here. On offer will be a variety of modern and vintage items, including model soldiers, dolls house items, silver, jewellery, Gibraltar memorabilia, books and puzzles, as well as beautifully hand crafted cards, gifts and decorations.

Stalls available at £10, table and cloth provided.

 For further information please call 350 540 23 166.

10 December 2016

Photo Shoot Christmas Grotto

At Casemates

Time from 10am – 4pm

By Digital Photographic Club

All proceeds in aid of GBC Open Day

Please c

ontact Patrick Franco for more information on 

Mobile 350 56001952

13 December 2016 to 23 January 2017

Affordable Art Christmas Art Exhibition

At the Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates

Christmas Art Exhibition


Free Entry



Monday - Friday 

10am-2pm and 3pm-6pm

For further information please contact the Fine Arts Gallery on 350 20052126 or email

13 December 2016

The Band & Corps of Drums

At Casemates

The band will be playing Christmas Carols from 7.30pm – 9pm

For further information please contact WO 1 Matt Simons

Telephone – 350 2005 3086

14 December 2016

Double Dutch

At the O’Callaghan Elliot ’s Hotel, Governor's Parade


Time  7.30 pm

Double Dutch: Symbols, Emblems and Double Entendre in Dutch Genre Painting

Art lecture by Lynne Gibson

Organised by the Gibraltar Decorative and Fine Arts Society

For further information please visit

15 December 2016

Carols by Candlelight

Venue - Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Cathedral Square

Time -  8pm

Concert by The Gibraltar National Choir

Tickets priced at £12 on sale at the door

For further information or to reserve tickets please contact mobile 350 54831000 or email

17 December 2016

Jersey Boys

Venue: O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel, Governor's Parade

Tribute to the Jersey Boys

£32.00 pp including 3 course dinner

For further in formation please contact Alia on Tel -  350 20070500 or email - 

26 December 2016

Boxing Day Run

Starting at Casemates Square


Organised by GAAA

For further information please visit

26 December 2016

Catalan Bay Polar Bear Swim

Catalan Bay

 26-Dec-2016 - 26-Dec-2016


Organised by the Caleta Hotel

Certificates, mince pies and hot toddies provided by Caleta Hotel

For further information please contact the Caleta Hotel on 350 20076501

26 December 2016

GASA Polar Bear Swim

 Venue - GASA


Organised by GASA in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

For further information please contact

31 December 2016 to 01 January 2017

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

At Casemates Square


 From - 10.30pm - 03:00am

Organised by Fresh Entertainment on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, 

Gibraltar's New Year’s Eve celebrations are held at Casemates Square with local residents showcasing their talents providing an energised, happy ambience to welcome in the New Year, whilst also providing a safe and fun environment for the whole family to enjoy. This atmosphere proceeds throughout the night in order to appease the needs of attendees of all ages. This all surrounded by the welcoming atmosphere of Casemates many bars, and the even more welcoming attitudes of the Gibraltarian people proved to be one of the best areas of the night, and the perfect place to welcome in the New Year.

23 January 2017 to 02 February 2017

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival

Venue - The Caleta Hotel


 Time -  8pm

“The annual Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has established itself as the most prestigious open tournament in the world”The Sunday Times

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is a chess tournament held annually at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar since 2003. The main event, the Masters, is open to all, and was voted “Best Open Event in the World” by the Association of Chess Professionals. The Gibraltar Chess Festival is well known for giving particular prominence to women’s chess.

For more information about 2017 Chess Festival check

08 February 2017 to 12 February 2017

Gibraltar Backgammon Competition

Venue - The Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Road



£30,000 to be won in Prize money!

 No Registration Fees - Registration online

Welcome Cocktail, Sightseeing lunch and prize giving dinner

For further information please contact -

11 February 2017

Gibtalks 2017

Venue - John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street


 Time - 10am - 5pm

Gibraltar Cultural Services, working alongside playwright, actor, director, and teacher, Julian Felice, will be holding the GibTalks event. The idea is styled on the very successful TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of talks (, GibTalks will see a range of local speakers deliver fifteen-minute talks on a broad spectrum of subjects with the aim of focusing on the anecdotal, the personal, and the light-hearted as opposed to heavy-going academics and agendas.

For further information please contact the Events Department on 350 20067236 or email:

01 March 2017 to 10 March 2017

Young Art Competitive Exhibition 2017

At the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street


Time -  09.30am  - 9.30pm

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture invites local artists to participate in the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in March 2017. 

The competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar attending school in years 9 to 13 (or College equivalent), as well as to young Gibraltarian artists aged up to 24 years old. Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, with the exception of non-winning entries in the 2016 Spring Art Competition and 2016 International Art Competition.

For further information please contact GCS Events Department on 350 20067236 or email:

02 March 2017 to 04 March 2017

Gibraltar International Dance Festival

At the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre, 308 Main Street

The 15th edition of the Gibraltar International Dance Festival. For further information please contact 350 20075669

11 May 2017 to 14 May 2017

Gibraltar PDC Darts Open

 At the Tercentenary Sports Hall


See the world's top players, live on the Rock.

For more information please contact: