Christmas in Lisbon: what, where, when?

As the beautiful decorations and festive music around town announces the fast approaching Christmas, we are wondering: what to do in Lisbon during these exciting weeks? Curious about how the Portuguese celebrate Natal, we had a look around town and here is what we foud...

Praça de D. Pedro IV

If you’re in Lisbon for Christmas, you should have a stroll around Praça de D. Pedro IV, also known as Rossio. Every year the city comes alive with festive spirits here at Rossio Square. You can find many traditional and handmade Portuguese gifts any day until Christmas! 

P.S. If you fancy traditional Portuguese pastries from one of the oldest pastry shops in Lisbon, Confeitaria Nacional or Pastelaria Suíça, it’s just round the corner.

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Princípe Real Christmas Market

If you pass by the coolest neighborhood and see the Príncipe Real Gardens filled with stalls, do not be surprised: it is the 4-day long Christmas market! Handmade goods, crafts and traditional products are the kings of the fair, with brands such as Círculo Ceramics, Rua do Mundo, Mayumi Origami and Alfamarama. Perfect for original gifts! Come by between 13th-16th of December.

Feira da Ladra

Running since 17th century, this flea market is held every Tuesday and Saturday, from dawn to the early afternoon. Hand-made artisan goods, vintage clothes and accessories, CD’s, books, coins, military objects, antiques and furniture are all on display here. An occasional bargain is still possible! The market runs all year, but if you are in search of interesting Christmas gifts in Lisbon – this is a perfect option. 

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Christmas at the Museum of Lisbon

This Christmas in Lisbon, Museu de Lisboa invites you to visit distant places, tables and banquets from the past. Adults and children are welcome to share the imagination and creativity and get inspired for the upcoming year – free of charge! The guided tour of the museum learning aboout the life of Saint Anthon and musical entertainment with Silvana Peres!

More info: Museu de Lisboa

O Novo Palácio do Nicolau

Head to the Arch of Rua Augusta in Praça do Comércio between 14th and 23rd of December. There you will witness the fascinating video-mapping show displayed on the walls of the palace! This year, the stories aim to raise public awareness on the effects of the climate change.

This show is free and will be displayed every day in three sessions: at 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

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Heat the Street 2018

To warm up this cold winter, the cord of solidarity will be extended in Avenida da Liberdade on 15th of December, from 2:00 p.m. in front of the Hard Rock Café. Here you can donate clothes that you no longer need for those who might be struggling this Christmas in Lisbon. 
 
The collection of warm clothes is free. Heat the Street serves not only for people in poverty, but also for families with low budget. We invite you to make someone’s Christmas a little warmer…

 

Looking for more exciting activities for you, your family and friends?

Check out our Christmas activity selection at WWW.SKILLSGORILLA.COM

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