Discover What To See In Lisbon During The Holiday Season ♦ The countdown for Christmas has started, so you can see the Christmas-themed activities multiply everywhere. That’s why Secrets From Portugal is bringing you what to see in Lisbon during the holiday season! These places fit like a glove if you’re someone that wants to escape the big crowds and discover something new and unique.
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Cascais Christmas Village
The 4th edition of Cascais Christmas Village makes Parque Marechal Carmona a real Christmas village. There are dozens of attractions for the whole family, such as a Roman camp, a Nazarene village, Santa’s house and a giant Christmas tree. But there’s more: there is also a track and a radical ice ramp, a carousel, a train, a snow globe where kids can enter, a grocery store and a food court. In addition to all these must-see stops, Cascais Christmas Village has a busy schedule. Onstage, the elves promise hours of fairytales and shows. In the elf house, there are also face paintings. And you can also see amazing parades and bright characters every day after sunset.
Where? Parque Marechal Carmona, Cascais (tickets start at 7,50€)
When? Until January 1st 2020
Wonderland Lisbon, located in Parque Eduardo VII, has already become a regular at the Christmas schedule in the city. From the Ferris wheel to the usual ice rink that allows over 100 people to skate for free at the same time. For the little ones, there is a kind of Christmas village and a number of activities to entertain. In addition to all these attractions, you can count on the usual sales points with regional products, clothing, accessories and handicrafts. It is an authentic Christmas wonderland.
Where? Parque Eduardo VII, São Sebastião (free entry)
When? Until January 5th 2020
Art & Flea Market *Xmas*
The Regueirão dos Anjos doesn’t escape the Christmas radar. This Saturday and Sunday, and then again on 21 and 22 December, the market has a special Christmas edition. For over two days, more than 100 stalls will be waiting for you, many of them featuring handcrafted products, vintage fashion, home decor, second-hand clothing, accessories and artwork.
Where? Anjos70, Lisbon
When? 7-8 December and 21-22 December
Capital do Natal: Christmas Fun Park
The Capital of Natal (Christman Capital), the largest theme park in Europe dedicated to the magic of the white-bearded old man’s village, debuts this year in Portugal, at Passeio Marítimo de Algés. With over 12 distinct areas, The Great Lake is the central element, where there will be a tree dozens of meters high. There is also an ice rink, five covered snow slopes, a carousel and plenty of space for themed shows and amusements. Also noteworthy is the Expression of the Five Senses, which will provide the best way to know the four corners of the park: by train. But the most anticipated attraction is probably the Snow Guardians Palace, a geodetic dome with controlled weather and nitrogen-producing snow, which will allow visitors to experience negative temperatures and admire ice sculptures. Anyway, to see all this you have to pay a ticket, but beware, the Open Hearts Road, which is a Christmas market, is open.
Where? Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras
When? Until January 12th 2020 (free entry in the market)
The Gentlemen’s Market
The holiday season is always a good excuse to repeat past hits. Gentlemen’s Market is back for a special Christmas edition at Espaço 7 Rios in Campolide. Similar to the previous market, in May, the organization of Gentlemen’s Market, Cátia Correia and Bernardo Spínola, relies once again on the partnership of Bons Rapazes, the blog created by Pedro Teixeira and Tiago Froufe. It’s 4000m2, divided over two floors, which are filled with amazing brands. Clothing, accessories, footwear, cosmetics, motorcycles, automobiles or sports are some of the categories you can find from brands like Graven, Intimissimi Uomo, Dkaras, Shirt By Hand, Just.O, Half Moon, Panareha, Hyphen or Breklim. There are also street food vans scattered throughout the space. Gentlemen’s Market & Bons Rapazes runs from 10 am to 8 pm on both days.
Where? Espaço 7 Rios, Campolide (free entry)
When? 14-15 December