Christmas and New Year
At Christmas and on New Year’s Eve, emotions run high in Madeira and Porto Santo! There’s a festive atmosphere and daily entertainment wherever you go. Decorations and lights take the stage, breathing life into a warm traditional urban scenario. The festive mood takes over all villages of this homeland so rich in tradition, which gets even more remarkable during this time of the year.
The programme is wide-ranging and unveils the strong religious devotion of our people – especially the Missas do Parto (the Childbirth Masses), one of the greatest Christmas traditions in Madeira and Porto Santo –, as well as the cultural and artistic power that has been fostered for decades, culminating in the famous fireworks show on New Year’s Eve, officially registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s greatest show.
There’s always something happening and there are plenty of good reasons to spend the whole festive season in the Madeira Island. Turn on the party mode and bring your batteries charged, because it will not be easy to keep up with the pace of such a full agenda that isn’t over before mid-January!