For the festive season, Lisbon sparkles with Christmas lights and decorations.
Spread throughout the city, Christmas lights are more exuberant at the heart of old Lisbon.
From early December through 6 January, check out the magical lights and decorations with a stroll while taking in the most famous sights of Lisbon.
Where to see the Christmas lights
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 popular attraction though is a 30-metre-tall Christmas tree in the riverside Terreiro do Paço, lit throughout the season.
Visit the Christmas market in Rossio, and admire the huge tree erected in the square. Be dazzled on the north side by the impressive neoclassical façade of the National Theatre (Teatro Dona Maria II) lit up with season cheer.
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. Besides the Christmas market “Wonderland Lisboa”, you’ll find an ice skate rink, a gigantic wheel, the Santa house, and other festive attractions.
For more things to do this holiday season, check out Lisbon in December – Weather and Events.