2015 Christmas and New Year Festivities in Madeira
The traditions of the Christmas season, deep-rooted in Madeira’s people lifestyle, are combined with manifestations of joy for the arrival of the New Year, in a rich and extensive programme of cultural, ethnographic and artistic manifestations.
Starting from December 8th, with the turning on of the decorative lights in the streets of Funchal, you can appreciate Funchal in a true real-size "nativity scene", in an atmosphere of great joy for you to enjoy shopping, street entertainment and the season’s traditional food and drinks stalls.
The bustle continues after Christmas, this time to mark the last day of the year in everyone’s memory. As the clock strikes twelve on December 31st, the skies lit up with fire, colour and hope in the year that is just beginning and that could not start in a better way.