Christmas and NewYear’s Festivities

The official kick off of the Christmas and New Year’s Festivities happens in the 1st of December, and is marked by the moment when the wonderful Christmas lights switch on in Funchal downtown.
Madeira is flled with a festive atmosphere; the Christmas spirit flls both the locals and visitors in such a way that it seems that the island does not sleep until January. Funchal maintains a climate of constant Christmas diversion, culture and spirit in the avenues and squares of the city with continuous animation and gastronomical events.
From Old Eve’s night and entering the first minutes of January, the firework display, already in the Guiness Book of Records, reaches a magical peak of the grand festivity amidst the bay with a variety of colour and forms.
These moments are without a doubt much appreciated by the locals and visitors alike, bringing on a lot of emotions.

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