The Official Launching of the festivities of Christmas in Gozo was held on Saturday 1st December 2018 under the auspices of the Minister for Gozo, the Hon Dr Justyne Caruana.
The Urbanus Junior Section participated during this launching together with other Gozitan children choirs. The children’s choir performed a number of traditional carols in Maltese in Independence Square Victoria and the statute of Baby Jesus was ceremoniously laid in a manger under the Christmas tree that adorns the square.
The Hon Minister delivered a speech thereby opening the festivities for this year. The decorative lights on the Christmas Tree and along Republic Street and Mgarr Road were switched on while a projection show was beamed on the building of the Banca Giuratale. All participants and audience were served with traditional Christmas hot drinks.