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Shop and skate in Porto

The two natural ice rinks are ready to welcome those who want to glide across the skating rinks. They will be open until January 8th in Rotunda da Boavista and in Praça da Batalha.

Craft Fair "Artesanatus" at Praça D. João I

Enjoy the fair and embrace the talent of many artisans and crafters in a vibrant area of the city downtown. Artesanatus is located at Praça D. João I, until December 23. Stroll through the fair and take time to pick one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.

More than 50 thousand gathered for Christmas tree lighting at Aliados

Christmas kicks-off in Porto, where thousands gathered at Avenida dos Aliados to watch the Christmas tree lighting inauguration.

Ballet performance by the Christmas Tree in Porto

The Christmas tree, most likely everyone's favourite symbol of Christmas, is the main venue for Christmas events this holiday season in Porto. By tradition, the city of Porto offers the most memorable and fun holiday activities by the Xmas tree and this year is no exception.

The first of December the city lights up for Christmas

The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be on December 1. The Xmas tree will remain lit until January 8 of next year, and will be lit everyday at 5:30 pm. The ceremony will take place in the Avenida dos Aliados, by the city's Christmas tree, in front of the City Hall.

Happy Holidays in Porto with extensive holiday events

Porto Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Thursday, December 1, at Aliados, in front of the City Hall building at 5 pm. The city will also be twinkling with Christmas lights lining through the streets.

Two natural ice rinks for Christmas in Porto

The city will have two active natural ice rinks: from December 1 to January 8, one in Mouzinho de Albuquerque Square (aka Rotunda da Boavista) and another in Praça da Batalha. As has been the tradition in recent years at Christmas in Porto, children and grown-ups will be able to cheer up, snow playing and risking a pirouette in the ice rinks.

Porto is the second European city with more favourable price ratio

Porto is one of the best European cities to live and work, second only to Tartu, Estonia. The city of Porto is singled out as 70% cheaper to live in than New York City, according to The Independent, online British newspaper and Business Insider, news site founded in 2009 in New York.

"Porto Start & Scale Guide", a catalyst for transforming the city

"This is the story of how innovation drives the future of our cities" says Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto. The book, entitled "Porto Start & Scale Guide", reflects the strong commitment of the city of Porto to consolidate itself as a living lab for inovation and talent.

Blip strengthens position in Porto with new facilities

The technology company Blip expanded its presence in the city of Porto. The new headquarters, opened in the parish of Bonfim and is the result of the process of exponential growth of the company that bets on Porto for its main software production centre. The company's installation process had the support of the City hall of Porto.