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  • Writer's pictureAmy Pons

All is Fair at Christmas in The Algarve

Can you believe it? Christmas is just a month away! The mild weather here seems to play hide-and-seek with the festive season until suddenly, bam, it's right around the corner.

If this is your first Christmas in Portugal, don't expect it to be a carbon copy of the Christmases back home. Christmas in Portugal used to be a pretty chill affair, but thanks to the magical combo of TV and tourism, it's taken a little leap forward.

Now, the real festive shenanigans don't kick off in the Algarve until December. That's when the towns and cities put on their sparkle with twinkling lights, and Christmas trees pop up—some of them are downright creative and different. Plus, from one end of the Algarve to the other, you'll find a bunch of fairs gearing up.

These fairs are the brainchild of some creative expats and locals alike: the official welcoming committee for the Christmas Spirit. Picture mulled wine, unique gift ideas, and the warm fuzzies all around.

It's a bit of tradition from home thrown into the mix to battle the nostalgia and amp up that Christmas feeling. But hey, with all the holiday hustle and bustle, you might miss out on the fun. That's why we've got your back—we've put together a snazzy list of Christmas Fairs happening all over the Algarve. Get ready to jingle all the way! 🎄

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Quinta Shopping!

Join us next Saturday on the 25th of November from 10am to 6pm for our Christmas Market!

Tinsel Town is back and this year it will be at Algarve Rock Brewery, near faro on Saturday 25th November 2023 from 12pm - 6pm! Entry is €5 per adult with kids under 10 free of charge. Anyone interested in having a stall, please contact:

Awaken the Christmas Spirit!

Join us on Sunday, November 26th, from 10am to 3pm, for an enchanting experience at our Christmas Market at the stunning Costume Museum in São Brás de Alportel.

Vale do Lobo Christmas Market

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 2023, between 10:00h and 17:30h within the Parque do Golfe complex and Auditorium – a fantastic location which works whatever the weather

Casa Branca Christmas Market Paderne. Friday, December 8th from 2pm to 6pm. Live Entertainment, Crafts, Face painting, Mulled wine, Inflatables, Different stalls: €3 for adults & €2 for children Click on the links if you need anymore information


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