In December, thousands of colorful lights decorate Lisbon. Portuguese people love ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, celebrating Christmas with a lot of X-mas kitsch. Everywhere you look you see blinking neon lights, Christmas markets and decorated shops. If you are a Christmas hater, maybe it’s a better idea to visit this fascinating city some other time of the year 😉
Rua da Prata, in December…….
National Theatre Teatro Nacional Doña Maria II.
Christmas time in Lisbon is similar to everywhere else in the world, except that the decorations has a higher kitsch factor.
lingerie shop close to one of my favorite restaurants in Lisbon, RAMIRO
Hermes, Largo do Chiado 9.
Purtuguese really love Christmas window dressing with animals! (Christmas 2008)
Of course, children love it!
Lisbon’s unique & original Ladra Alternativa (Alternative Flea Market ).
Christmas decoration made from recycled Nespresso caps (3 euro)
A creative idea to make some money at Christmas time……
Benetton shop Lisbon, window dressing, Rua Garrett
The clothing market shrinked this year because of the crisis, as well as the sweaters of Benetton in the window 😉
Maria dos Angos (Maria of the Angels) & Jesus Lee
Nowadays 😉 Maria & Jesus own a famous restaurant in Mouraria, a historical area of Lisbon. Cook is Jesus Lee (Goan origin) and owner is Maria dos Angus (Maria of the Angels). The genuine Goan family food is created with Jesus’ love! “Tentações (Temptations) de Goa”.
NEW YEAR: on the night of December 31, Lisbon is one big street party! Live music and a fantastic fireworks display at Parque das Nações , ( EXPO 98). The famous square Praça do Comércio will be filled on the night of December 31st with concerts by Portuguese bands and with the lights of the fireworks at midnight. Cultural agenda Lisbon
According to the Portuguese tradition, twelve wishes are made to the sound of the twelve bell tolls, toasting with champaign to the new year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! FELIZ ANO NOVO!