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See what the Christmas Ark, at São Bento Station has in store for you, starting 12th December!
09-12-2019

"One buyout, an act of solidarity", this is the motto for a true charity Xmas spirit, which will be held at São bento Station, on 12 and 13 December.


This event is jointly organised by Porto City Hall and Portugal's Infrastructure, and it features the participation of circa 27 city institutions.

This ark is so much more than the usual tit-for-tat giving at Christmas. When purchasing from this establishments, you are giving money to good causes. Each gift was manufactured by people that actually belong to or attend the institutions represented.

This year, why not do some Christmas charity shopping and share the holiday spirit by spotlighting the work of social institutions?

Have a joyful Xmas by helping a good cause!

Concurrently, there will be fun and entertainment starred by the participating social institutions.

The "Arca de Natal" [Xmas Ark] operates form 10 am to 6 pm.

PROGRAMME:

12 December

10.30 am - Centro Social da Sé Catedral do Porto - Traditional Singing Group
11.30 am - Parish Council of Ramalde - Tuna da Universidade Intergeracional Fernando Pessoa
2 pm - Centro Social da Paróquia da Areosa - Traditional Singing Group
3 pm - Centro Social e Paroquial de São Nicolau - Traditional Singing Group
3.45 pm - Serviço de Reabilitação Psicossocial do Hospital Magalhães Lemos - Choral Group
4.30 pm - SAOM - Serviços de Assistência Organizações de Maria - Traditional Singing Group and ukuleles of the Associação GCP

13 December

10.30 am - Centro Social do Barredo - Children Choir of Barredo
11.30 am - Parish Council of Ramalde - Senior Choral Group of Ramalde
2.30 pm - Social Centre of Antas - Tun'Antas
3.30 pm - Union of Parishes of Porto Historic Centre - Choir of the Union of Parishes of Porto Historic Centre - O Rapaz do Tambor [Drum Boy, free translation]
4.30 pm - Associação de Ação Social Cegonha Simpática - Reading of Christmas Tales
5.30 pm - Diocesan work of Social Promotion - "A Obra a Rufar"