Christmas & New Year's Eve Party in Lisboa
During this time, the Portuguese capital prepares to host the most festive season of the year.
In December, Lisboa becomes more even more colourful and warm. The thousands of bright Christmas lights decorating the city transform it into a real Christmas tale setting. Christmas fairs are held all around town, as well as enjoying the season's own festive spirit. The churches are filled with music and the city's main square - Terreiro do Paço - becomes the perfect host for these festivities that continue into the New Year.
And it's with one's family and among friends that Lisboa usually celebrates the New Year. On the night of December 31, the city brightens up to welcome the year 2015. Thousands of people take to the streets to celebrate, especially in the Historic Centre, Bairro Alto, Santos and Parque das Nações. In keeping with tradition, the big party is held in Terreiro do Paço, where there will be performances and a firework display to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.