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The Silver Coast - Events and Places to visit during December

The Silver Coast - Events and Places to visit during December

Christmas lights and decorations are a big thing in Portugal, especially in the villages, and most are turned on by the end of November. For that reason, in all the villages in the Silver Coast Portugal, like Nazaré and São Martinho do Porto, you will find decorated streets and, in some cases, even music and street performances. 

Get ready to see some original Christmas Trees: If you visit São Martinho do Porto you will have the opportunity to see Europe’s biggest floating Christmas Tree – be sure you don’t miss the night when the lights are turn on for the first time. You will be amazed with the fireworks over the bay. In Caldas da Rainha visit their 33 meter Christmas Tree (a stunning place where we suggest that you take a selfie inside the tree as a souvenir), feel free to visit the Christmas Market, touristic train, see some Disney mascots, music and street concerts. 

There are also some great events that should not be missed in December in the Silver Coast Portugal. Let’s start with Caldas Street Food Festival, also in Caldas da Rainha. Considered one of the best street food festivals in Portugal. This festival helps bring in the Christmas cheer, as the food caravans line up on the sidewalks and the streets glow underneath the beautiful Christmas lights with the big Christmas Tree as a backdrop. The entire street gets closed off and families can wonder up and down the road, enjoying good food, drinks, music and watch some showcookings and workshops. 

If you are a person that truly loves Christmas, you won’t want to miss the fantastic Obidos Christmas Town. Obidos is considered one of the most picturesque and well-preserved medieval villages in Portugal. Obidos Castle is transformed into a winter wonderland, a complete experience with snow machines, ski slope, skating rink, giant wheel, beautiful lights, food stalls, shops and, of course, Santa Claus House. A lovely outing for the whole family, with food, live music and plenty of Christmas cheer. 

But this is not all. Besides all the Christmas events, there is also a lot to offer for New Years Eve. Here you will have the perfect opportunity to enjoy some outdoor events in December, because Portugal has a Mediterranean climate and is considered one of the warmest countries in Europe. So, fo the longest night of the year it is common to have some concerts and outdoor activities in all the villages in the Silver Coast Portugal. At midnight, the sky is illuminated with an incredible fireworks display. 

Imagine how great can it be to visit or live in Silver Coast Portugal during this time of the year. So many great places to visit and things to do. Stay outdoors for a huge party by the sea, enjoying music and the fabulous firework with friends and family. Can you imagine a better way to celebrate life? Let us help you to find a perfect property for sale in Portugal that meets your needs.  


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