As Lisbon gets ready for the festive season, the city sparkles with Christmas lights and decorations.
From beginning of December, discover the capital’s magical lights and decorations. After 6 January (Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day), the shops will remove their decorations. The lights will be taken down.
Spread throughout the city, Christmas lights are more exuberant at the heart of old Lisbon.
Where to see the festive lights in Lisbon
Explore the twinkling shopping streets of Baixa and Chiado and admire the seasonal window displays. The main streets feature beautiful Christmas-themed lights.
The most famous attraction though is the 30m-tall Christmas tree at the riverside Terreiro do Paço, illuminated at night.
At Rossio, visit the Christmas market, and admire the giant tree. Be dazzled by the illuminated neoclassical façade of the national theatre, Teatro Dona Maria II.
Then, take a stroll along the Parisian-style boulevard Avenida da Liberdade to see the most luxurious shops decorated in the spirit of the season. The street glitters all the way up to the roundabout of Praça Marquês de Pombal.
Finally, Parque Eduardo VII, the largest park in central Lisbon, best known for its views of Marquês de Pombal and the city, is a great place to bring the kids. In addition to the Christmas market “Wonderland Lisboa”, it has an ice skate rink, a gigantic wheel, the Santa house, and other festive attractions.
For more things to do this holiday season, take a look at our guide of Lisbon in December – Weather and Events.