Christmas in Cascais – what to see and do

Do you want to spend the Christmas season in Cascais? Or just know what happens in the municipality to go there for a little jump? Whatever the reason you are reading this, below we have gathered the main Christmas events and attractions that you can see in Cascais.

Cascais Christmas Village

You can now visit one of the most Christmas places in Portugal, the Cascais Christmas Village. Until January 1, 2023, this will be the center of Christmas 2022 in Cascais, and will have the “Magic Garden” as its theme.

From the universe of Santa Claus and reindeer to the classic stories of the Bible that gave rise to the Christmas tradition – at the Cascais Christmas Village you will be able to explore spaces, stories and interactive events, such as live nativity scenes or even the arrivals of the Three Kings Wizards! Find out what else you can find at this Christmas party here.

Cascais Christmas on Tour

The Christmas Parade is back, with the name “Cascais Christmas on Tour”,  and brings a bit of the Christmas spirit to each of Cascais’ parishes.

The route begins and ends at Parque Marechal Carmona, with several stops along the way. Click here to find out about all the Cascais Christmas on Tour routes, timetables and stops. p>

Christmas Illuminations

As in many parts of the country, Christmas lights could not be missing in Cascais. Also because they are one of the most beautiful in the region – of course we are a little suspicious, but we believe you will agree.

This year, due to energy restrictions, there will be a 50% reduction in the energy consumption of Christmas lights in Cascais. You’ll be able to see the wonderful lights lit around the village between 6 pm and midnight each day, until January 6, 2023, in addition to having plenty of wonderful Christmas decorations decorating the spaces.

Giant Wheel in the Bay

A famous attraction in Cascais at this time of year is the Ferris Wheel, positioned every year right in front of Hotel Baía. It is the largest in Portugal, 30 meters high and has 20 cabins in total (including a cabin for people with reduced mobility and a VIP cabin).

The Ferris Wheel costs €5 per person and is open every day between 12:00 and 24:00. On the 24th and 31st of December there is a special timetable, which you can consult here.

Christmas markets

Another return to Christmas in Cascais are the Christmas Markets, which take place again in Cascais Bay, in Jardim Visconde da Luz and in Fiartil.

The Mercadinhos de Cascais allow the various institutions in the municipality to promote their products, also presenting different handicraft offers.

Other activities

Cascais has much more to offer this Christmas. Between concerts, shows, pastimes and solidarity actions, you can consult all the activities here.

Until the 10th of January, a collection of solidarity gifts, for youth associations and schools in the municipality. So, if you want to help, it can also be a good program for a Christmas weekend.

Now you know where to take the family during these weeks, with activities suitable for all tastes and ages. Enjoy this Christmas with all that Cascais has to offer.
Happy Holidays!

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