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A new Christmas village: more than 100 new lights and attractions!

The Magical Illuminated Trail is Back at the Enchanting Verdala Palace in Buskett

Including New & Bigger Attractions!

A magical after-dark adventure for all the family, with loads of new attractions.

Join us on between the 25th November till the 7th January* at The Verdala Palace Buskett.

(* on selected days – to see availabilities please check the online booking system)

Following the success of the last 2 years, we are thrilled to announce that this year the event will feature hundreds of NEW larger than life lantern illuminated sculptures, Light Installations, Projections and much more.


"The ultimate family adventure"

Bring your family and your loved ones to see these fantastic glittering structures like the North Pole, Santa’s Toy Shop, Family of Pandas, Sea life, and lots of other marvelous creatures.

Walk through the UV Zone, twinkling with thousands of fairy-lights and the mesmerising Palace gardens washed with colourful lights. The route will also include some incredible showstoppers, amazingly illuminated paths and irresistible selfie scenes.

This year we are also introducing our New Christmas Village where you can find personalized Christmas Bauble, Candles & Festive décor, Toy, Various food options, delicious Christmas treats & Games for all the family to enjoy!

The event which will once again be held in collaboration with The Malta Tourism Authority and in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.

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Ticket Info

Once darkness sets in, the gardens will come to light and a controlled number of ticketed guests can then discover and enjoy the art of illumination and this magical festival of light in a safe and restricted manner.

Families, individuals, and groups may pre-purchase their entrance tickets online. The trail has been designed to allow only a few guests in scheduled time intervals of 20 minutes.

The trail takes approximately about 50 to 70 minutes, depending on how many photos one takes.

Book your Tickets for only €8.50 for kids* & €15 for Adults
  • Time Slots are available every 20 minutes starting from 17:00 with the last admission at 21:00**
  • Your Online ticket will be scanned on your arrival (Can be presented on your mobile or printed).
  • Tickets must be booked in advance.

* Children under 2 years of age are free of charge – but still require a ticket from the booking system

** On selected days – to see availabilities please check the online booking system

Getting There

FAQs

The Magical Illuminated Trail tickets are non-refundable.

However, in the event that we need to cancel any date of The Magical Illuminated Trail due to adverse weather conditions, we will offer a transfer of your ticket to a different date of your choice.

 

Tickets are final and non-transferrable. (Applies to both change of Ticket Holder Names & change of Event Dates).

In the event of extremely bad or inclement weather on any of the nights, such that the organisers will deem it extremely undesirable or un-safe, we will post notices on our social media as well as send an e-mail to ticket holder for that particular evening.

In this case, Ticket holders will have their tickets automatically updated so that they can be used on any remaining show days and at any time slot.



To avoid disappointment please book your tickets in advance – popular dates sell out fast. Unless the tickets for the particular day are sold out. Tickets can be bought on the day at the venue for an extra €2 per ticket IF they haven’t already sold out.

  • Adult (17+):        €15.00 + Booking Fee
  • Child (3-16):       €8.50 + Booking Fee
  • Infant (0-2):        FREE (but still require an Infant ticket)
  • If available tickets may be purchased at the door for an extra charge.

Upon completing your ticket purchase, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Your ticket(s) will be sent to you via e-mail to the e-mail address used to complete your purchase.

If you have are having issues locating your confirmation e-mail, please check your junk folder.

Should you still have problems kindly send an e-mail to hello@showshappening.com

If you have not received your tickets – please check your junk mail. You can use our contact us page if you cannot find your tickets, please make sure to include as much information as possible, such as the Order Number, Name & Email Address used to book the tickets.

If you have not received your tickets – please check your junk mail.

If you have questions in relation to purchasing tickets or need support after you have purchased tickets, for example, changing the time/date of your tickets, refunds, lost tickets etc, please contact our dedicated customer service team who will be able to assist you. Please, only send one email as multiple emails will delay our response time.

Any change request needs to be sent 48hrs in advance.

You will be able to buy tickets at our Box Office on the day if the event is not sold out for an extra charge.

In the case of light rain, or occasional showers, the Trail will still open for the public. However, in the event of extremely bad or inclement weather on any of the night, such that the organisers will deem it extremely undesirable or un-safe, we will post notices on our social media as well as send an e-mail to ticket holder for that particular evening.

In this case, Ticket holders will have their tickets automatically updated so that they can be used on any remaining show days and at any time slot.

Given the event is all outdoors, we recommend you dress appropriately. We always recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes with good grip as well as a suitable jacket, and bringing along an umbrella just in case it rains a little bit.

Yes, the Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Kindly note that the narrowest passage is 3ft / 90cm wide).

Yes, this is a Pet-Friendly event.

All well behaved dogs are welcome on a non-retractable short leash at all times.

  • You will be expected to Clean-Up after your pet, having therefore the proper tools and bags to do so.
  • Dogs must be current on rabies vaccination
  • We reserve the right to ask you to leave the venue should your pet be aggressive, obviously ill, or cause a nuisance to other guests.
  • Pet owners assume full responsibility for their pets. Event organisers, cannot be held liable for any incidents or injury. By entering the venue, attendees accept full responsibility for any risks to themselves and their pets.

On average, the trail will take around one hour to complete, however depending on your walking pace and whether or not you stop for some photo opportunities or browse at some of the stalls on-site including food & drinks, this time period may be shorter or longer. The walking route is approximately 1km long and there are some gentle hills.

  • Gates Open: 17:00
  • Last Entry: 21:00
  • Event Close: 22:30
  • This is a NON-SMOKING Event. No Smoking is allowed in any part of the Venue.
  • “Child Ticket Holders” and “Infant Ticket Holders” need to always be accompanied by an “Adult Ticket Holder” who will be deemed responsible for guests under 17 years of age in his/her care.
  • Guests are required to only walk along the designated footpaths during the whole course of the Trail.

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