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Christmas and New Year in Portugal

Christmas in Portugal

Christmas celebrations

Although Christmas celebration is somehow universal, you do get the small and bigger differences per country or culture. Christmas in Portugal, is mainly a time to spend with family. Although Christmas trees have been more popular since the 70’s, the main decoration still is the “presépio”, the nativity scenes, that each home will have, and that towns will display in larger sizes and sometimes even with real people and animals playing out the roles. The Portuguese love to go and visit them. You will witness plenty of light decoration during December in the cities too, and although palm trees with Christmas lights might not give you the same feeling, it does get you into a winter atmosphere. Plenty of Christmas trees though during Christmas in Portugal!

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New year’s Eve in the Algarve!


New year in the Algarve!

Spending New Year in the Algarve?  You struggling  to think what to do with new year in the Algarve? Algarve Housing  will give you some suggestions. There are festivities, parties all over the Algarve. The main attraction is Albufeira.

Firework displays you can find all over the coast, the fire work displays of the Algarve, are well known and considered the best of Portugal!


The 2015 New Year’s Eve celebrations in Albufeira include a lot of entertainments throughout the city. The entertainment programs include bands, pop music, dance and performance by theatre groups. The NYE is a massive celebration in Albufeira. Besides the various entertainments with live bands playing throughout night, there will be spectacular display of fireworks announcing the birth of the New Year.

Open air concerts at the fisherman’s beach (Praia dos Pescadores), before and after 12 o’clock, bars and clubs are open till early mornings.

Fisherman’s Beach: 10pm D.A.M.A; 11.15pm Tiago Bettencourt; Midnight fireworks; 12.05am back to Tiago!


Taking place in the Manuel Bivar Garden, New Year in Faro promises entertainment for the whole family! Starting at 10pm the program includes WALLABEE JAM BAND with guest Gonçalo Bilé & music into the night from DJ Mr. Kool. There’s also a fantastic finale of fireworks & pyro-musical show at midnight!

Vale de Lobo

Monty’s New Years Eve Party, at the Praça in Vale de Lobo, with food, drinks, dancing, DJ’s, fireworks and FUN!


New Year’s Eve in Ferragudo is being celebrated with the Arade Music Fest, which is taking place at the Arade’s Conference Centre (‘Centro de Congressos do Arade’) in Parchal. The electronic music festival will include house, electro, progressive & chill out. It’s on from 9.30pm to 5am and is sure to be a top night!


Lagos New Year celebrations start at 10.30pm with music from popular artist AUREA in Praça do Infante (free entry) and then fireworks at midnight over the waterfront.
If it’s like previous years the Avenida will be packed & then the bars will party into the wee hours!


Tavira will be welcoming the New Year with a great music line-up (featuring DJ Guilherm & VJ Zayle) & pyro-musical firework displays! It starts at 10pm in Praça da República with entertainment & DJ, then at 11.30pm it’s Banda Iris, fireworks at midnight & from 2am until 4am there’s more music.

Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo Antonio

This is one of the biggest New Year parties in the Algarve with a massive 4 days of celebrations on the beachfront!
31st: 10.30pm – 6am; 1st Jan: 10.30pm – 3am; 2nd & 3rd: 10.30pm – 5am. There’s also a special São Silvestere night in Vila Real de Santo António on New Year’s Eve from 22.45pm!

Rest me to say, whatever you do, where ever you are, Algarve Housing  wishing you a great New Year’s Eve, and more important, a prosperous New Year!

Warm Regards,


Algarve Housing












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