The Malta Independent 20 November 2018, Tuesday

Mdina Glass Christmas trees grace Valletta once again

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 09:50 Last update: about 13 months ago

Walking through the grand main entrance of our capital city at this time of year is a spellbinding and heart-warming experience that is only enhanced by the presence of the 7m high glass Christmas tree - with its 2,000-plus glass baubles - made by the skilled glassmakers at Mdina Glass. Located outside the Parliament building, the tree has become a popular backdrop for seasonal selfies for tourists and locals alike.

Just metres away, more Mdina Glass installations, this time of abstract swirls, adorn the façade of Pjazza Teatru Rjal. Under these vibrantly coloured pieces is a Christmas shop selling festive decorations and gifts made by the island's original and preeminent glassmaker.


The attractions form part of the Valletta 2018 official programme and the tree was inaugurated by Jason Micallef, chairperson of the Valletta 2018 Foundation and Joe Said, managing director of Mdina Glass.

Another Mdina Glass tree (albeit a little smaller) is also on display in Merchant Street, outside the permanent Mdina Glass outlet.

Rounding off the glassmaker's Christmas activities is the annual Mdina Glass Open Week sale, which will be held between 7 and 17 December, with a range of discounts on all glassware. You can visit any outlet around Malta and Gozo or visit the Ta' Qali branch for a limited stock of selected items discounted by up to 75%.

Next year marks an important milestone for Mdina Glass when the company celebrates its 50th anniversary.

For more information about the Open Week and Christmas installations visit or their

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