Christmas & New Year Activities

Christmas and New Year are celebrated at the same time almost everywhere in the Christian world and Madeira is not an exception. For this magic time of the year the streets of Funchal get beautifully ‘dressed up’ with thousands of lights in numerous colours. During this time also the roads outside of Funchal put on their Christmas dress as almost all the lamp posts are connected with a light chain giving the impression of a lit road map when looked at from above.

The magnificent Christmas light decorations all over Funchal together with the fantastic New Year’s Eve fireworks and activities make Madeira Island one of the most attractive ‘reveillons’ destinations, to which already so many people return every year to experience this special ambience over and over again.