Lisboa Iluminada – Christmas Lights

If you’re thinking of visiting Lisbon, but not sure whether it’s worth it during the Christmas period, what with the cold and all, hopefully this post will give you all a bit of encouragement. There are markets and stalls selling everything from the usual farturas (think churros, but stuffed with chocolate, cream or strawberry sauce), to wines, to ginjinha (pleasantly warming on a cold night!), to local craft beer. And lots more besides.

A couple of years ago, one of my first posts about living here was about the amazing Christmas light show that the local authorities put on in Terreiro do Paço. Well, they’re not doing that this year (as far as I know!) but it’s clear that they have been putting the revenue gained from the increased tourism here in Lisbon to good use, as there are some truly spectacular Christmas lights allover the downtown area of the city. Here are some to whet your appetite.


17 thoughts on “Lisboa Iluminada – Christmas Lights

  1. The information is not correct. 😉

    The Christmas light show 2016 (or they call it video mapping) is on right now. (7pm, 7:45 and 8:30pm from Dec 14 to 23 at Terreiro do Paço.)

    For detail info, search “O Novo Palácio do Nicolau.”

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  2. Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for sharing this link with such beautiful pictures. I was in Lisbon a long time ago but I see the city still is a beautiful place.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year!

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  3. Very beautiful. I am from Iran. Christmas is not our national holiday but many Christians here, celebrate. Our new year is Nourooz which is on the equinox 21st march.
    Lisbon is beautiful and thanks for sharing the photos. Hope to get an opportunity of visiting the city, although travelling is difficult for us due to restrictions on Iranian passport.
    Merry Christmas and happy new year.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this. I live in Tokyo and have never visited any European country yet. I would like to visit there someday to see the beautiful historic cities that Japan have soft of failed to build.

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