Just last week I wrote a piece in this space lamenting the demise of Christmas holiday packages to the island. Believe it or not this island at one stage was a popular festive getaway destination. Not any longer. But on Saturday the Christmas lights were switched on in Palma; the Bulletin and many other media outlets and individuals posted videos on social media of the city in its festive glory. It caused a social media sensation. Thousands of people marvelled at the city's Christmas decorations and many of the comments were - wish I was there or what a pity there are not more low-season flights. It was nice to also see that this island can cause a sensation even during the winter months.