3 Christmas activities in Algarve to celebrate the magic of this season!

Published on 03 December 2019 por Moreleads

The most magical time of the year is coming to Algarve, and with it, there are also various activities and events that aim to boost and brighten the daily lives of the Algarve’s families, as well as of all who come to the region during the next months.

Christmas is synonymous with fun for kids and adults, with many people taking a vacation near this date to enjoy some relaxing family days. Christmas in Algarve, linked to strong traditions, makes the region the ideal place for an unforgettable holiday, being the choice of many Portuguese and foreigners families.

If you are considering visiting the south of Portugal on this Christmas holidays, discover 3 Christmas activities in Algarve that you cannot miss!

1. Christmas villages and markets in Algarve

The Algarve Christmas markets are already a tradition and are increasingly the municipalities to join the initiative.

One of the most famous markets is the Albufeira Christmas Market, with many gastronomic and handcrafted spaces, giving visitors the opportunity to purchase original pieces for Christmas offerings or to taste various traditional Algarve products. Also, in Cacela Velha and Olhão for example, you can visit Christmas markets offering various handcrafted and secondhand items.

Loulé City Council, in turn, bets on a Christmas entertainment program that includes the arrival of Santa Claus in Loulé, Quarteira and Almancil and a Christmas village with carousels, inflatables and typical wooden houses, as well as concerts dedicated to the younger ones. 

2. See the Christmas lighting of the Algarve cities

Another of the most magical Christmas activities in Algarve for families visiting the region is the decoration and lighting of the Algarve municipalities.

The lighting and decorative notes alluding to Christmas, which every year bring the Algarve cities to life, are a perfect activity to do with your family. And the best news is that you can already enjoy this light show, which opened since late November.

The idea is to bring the Christmas spirit to the entire Algarve region, from the coast to the mountains, also with the construction of illuminated Christmas trees in some municipalities.

 3. It's Christmas at Algarve Shopping!

On November 9, Santa Claus arrived at the Algarve Forum, marking the official launch of Christmas at the shopping and inaugurating various Christmas activities in Algarve for the youngest and their families.

These activities include an ice rink, available for ice skates and bicycles, as well as the Santa's Village, where the younger ones can write a letter to Santa Claus and take a picture with him, play in a ball pool or ride Santa’s train.


Do you really want to participate in all these Christmas activities in Algarve? So, book your stay in Portugal now, in an apartment or in a private villa in your favorite Algarve city!