Already in October Lisbon is busy decorating the streets and the trees with lots of Christmas lights. Walking along the Baixa and Chiado, visitors have plenty of opportunity to find the perfect gift, to suit everyone’s wallet. The windows of the shops are dressed up with Christmas decorations, and some are quite remarkable! Herewith some examples of Portuguese creativity in Lisbon’s commercial heart.
Christmas window dressing at Largo do Chiado
Traditional Christmas window dressing Rua da Prata
In the same street, Rua da Prata 88, a pierced Santa Claus (2010)
TRIPARTE TATTOO – Body Piercing – Tattoo shop Rua da Prata, 88-90 Baixa, Lisboa
Hermés in December, they love ‘animal window dressing’, Largo do Chiado 9, Lisbon
Rua do Carmo (2010)
Did you ever see stars in the sky wearing glasses ? This street is close to the famous tourist attraction ‘Santa Justa elevator’ (Elevador de Santa Justa) and my favorite square in Lisbon : Praça do Carmo
Rua da Madalena, a reindeer in the window is placed in front of a poster ‘ how to increase your sexual desire’ : ‘Libidosil‘ (2010)
Even de butchers decorate their shops for Christmas… 😉
…Hearing Aid shop & new batteries (pilhas 5 euro)
Besides: Jingle bells! Even trams (Eletrico Natal) are decorated with lights and steered by Santa Claus himself!
‘Boas Festas e Feliz Natal’ (Merry Christmas and happy New Year!), Praça da Figueira, more about this area……..