Christmas and New Year in the Algarve

Christmas and New Year in the Algarve

The Algarve is a haven of laid-back beaches and championship golf courses, but it’s all primed for festive celebrations come Christmas and New Year. There’s a long list of entertaining events going on, so you can experience cultural traditions and enjoy fantastic feasts. You won’t be short of remarkable restaurants showcasing menus of delicious Christmas meals. Albufeira brings in the New Year in style, too!
Albufeira Christmas Grand Prix
Get into costume and pay homage to Father Christmas as you embark on walking or running this Algarvian activity. Car enthusiasts: don’t be fooled by its name, as there won’t be a McLaren in sight!
Monchique Circus
This contemporary, edge-of-your-seat acrobatics display combines with music to create an epic show. It’s a spectacular alternative to an ordinary night out. Akoreacro is a super-skilled company that has been exhibiting its talents for eight years!
Paderne Medieval
Step back to medieval times and get a sense of how Paderne became the town it is today. There’s a unique market worth checking out, where dainty souvenirs are sold. Better yet, get involved with traditional games and the historic parade.
Solrir Comedy Festival
Expect plenty of laughs at Solrir, one of the country’s most renowned comedy festivals, which brings a different kind of cheer to the festive season. With a whole host of comedians, what better way to see out the year?
Fogo de Artificio
New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be the same without fogos de artifício – or “fireworks” to us. Flock to Praia dos Pescadores for the countdown to midnight. The skies light up with kaleidoscopic bursts of colour while various Portuguese musicians take centre stage.
Hotel Baltum
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Hotel Baltum

Albufeira, The Algarve

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  • Small and friendly
  • Family-run hotel
  • Great for couples
  • In the resort centre
  • Modern accommodation
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Hotel California

Albufeira, The Algarve

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  • Ideal for nightlife
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Spacious rooms
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Alfagar Cerro Malpique Apartments

Albufeira, The Algarve

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0.4 Km to Christmas and New Year in the Algarve

  • Great for couples
  • Stunning views of Albufeira's Old Town
  • Peaceful location
Restaurante Dom Carlos

Restaurante Dom Carlos

Albufeira, The Algarve

There are only two five-course tasting menus to choose from at Dom Carlos, but hosts Peter and Anna receive very few complaints and this place is famous for being one of Albufeira’s top restaurants. Expect to...

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Fisherman's Beach

Fisherman's Beach

Albufeira, The Algarve

Fisherman's Beach, or Praia dos Pescadores, is overlooked by a small promenade of shops and restaurants beside Albufeira old town. You can access the beach by two escalators, and there are sunbeds available to...

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Old Town bars

Old Town bars

Albufeira, The Algarve

The bars in Albufeira’s old town are a relaxed alternative to its famous ‘strip’ in São João. Most of the bars are open until 4am in the summer and 2am in the winter, giving you plenty of time to get ready...

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