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From 1st December 2022 to 8th January 2023

 

Madeira is an amazing destination all year, but if you are looking for a special place to celebrate Christmas, visit Madeira.

 

The traditions of this island, the climate, the local gastronomy and the main events of this festivity, will surely surprise you. Madeira, a Portuguese island, celebrates to the fullest the arrival of Christmas season, with a traditional Christmas market, held in Avenida Arriaga central walkways, at the heart of its main capital – Funchal.

 

Discover the variety of products in display, exotic flowers and other traditional souvenirs, while experiencing and tasting some of the typical delicacies and drinks of this season, while enjoying the merriment and a very welcoming ambience. Partake in the glee of this season festivities, enjoy the daily activities and entertainment shows, such as Christmas Carols and performances by folklore groups.

 

In the mist of this charming ambiance pay a visit to the Blandy’s Wine Lodges, taste and discover the history behind the iconic and awarded Madeira Wine.

 

Funchal Municipal Garden, grants you the chance to admire Christmas decorations, a venue that invites toddlers to discover hideaways, while playing and having fun in this Christmas setting.

 

Christmas Lights

 

Christmas lights switch-on takes place on December 1st, in Funchal. Thousands of lights glow on Christmas displays in the streets, buildings, gardens and mountains of this beautiful island. Be amazed by the creativity, harmony and vibrant colours of this attraction in Madeira.

 

Children’s Christmas Village

 

Visit the Municipal Garden of Funchal and feel the excitement that lives in this Village. Children and adults discover the joys of a long wooden Christmas train, charming little houses, Santa’s sleigh and many other curiosities. Get your camera ready for a picture with Santa Claus!

 

Christmas Markets

 

Christmas markets in Madeira are special, not only for the beauty of flowers on display, such as the famous “slippers” (Paphiopedilum sp.), but also for the diversity of food, tropical fruits and festive atmosphere. Throughout December you can find Christmas markets at Avenida Arriaga. The famous “Night at the Market” takes place on December 23, at the Farmers Market. As the night falls, streets around the market close to car traffic while thousands of people arrive to do the last Christmas shopping. You’ll find many street stalls selling food, drinks, christmas trees, flower decorations and all the necessary goods for this special festivity. From 8 p.m. onwards, locals and visitors gather at the fish market to sing popular Christmas carols. Celebration continues with music till dawn.

 


Hotels and Apartments

in Madeira

9.6

Quinta Casa Branca Funchal

Quinta da Casa Branca ★★★★★

The Christmas market is 1.8km away

Beautiful gardens, excellent staff, pools

 

9.3

Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

Castanheiro Boutique ★★

The Christmas market is 400m away

SPA with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, turkish bath

 

9.4

Belmond Reid's Palace

Reid's Palace  ★★★★

The Christmas market is 1.6km away

3 swimming pools, direct access to oceanic waters

 


Christmas in Madeira

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Visit the Christmas Market

Ethnographic Village
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Christmas markets in Madeira are special, not only for the beauty of flowers on display, such as the famous “slippers” (Paphiopedilum sp.), but also for the diversity of food, tropical fruits and festive atmosphere. Throughout December you can find Christmas markets at Avenida Arriaga. The famous “Night at the Market” takes place on December 23, at the Farmers Market. As the night falls, streets around the market close to car traffic while thousands of people arrive to do the last Christmas shopping. You’ll find many street stalls selling food, drinks, christmas trees, flower decorations and all the necessary goods for this special festivity. From 8 p.m. onwards, locals and visitors gather at the fish market to sing popular Christmas carols. Celebration continues with music till dawn. 

 

Feel the magic of Madeira´s Christmas Illuminations and decorations

Illuminations of Madeira
Visit Madeira ©Henrique Seruca

One of the main highlights of Madeira Christmas celebrations, are its most singular and magnificent Christmas illuminations and decorations.

 

Funchal as well as other villages around the Island, is intricately decorated an ornamented with enchanted Christmas lights and decorations, scattered along the islands, many streets and buildings, turning the Madeira into a whimsical wonderland setting filled with colour and fantasy.

Children’s Christmas Village

Childbirth Masses
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Visit the Municipal Garden of Funchal and feel the excitement that lives in this Village. Children and adults discover the joys of a long wooden Christmas train, charming little houses, Santa’s sleigh and many other curiosities. Get your camera ready for a picture with Santa Claus!

 


Christmas in Madeira

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