December comes with Christmas markets around town

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Filipa Brito

The countdown to Christmas begins in December and, in the streets of the city, markets are already a tradition of the Holidays. From ideas for gifts, season’s typical flavours, handicrafts, the offer is wide and aimed to different public.

Tomorrow, on the 1st of December, the Christmas Market– Mercado da Alegria, in Praça da Batalha open doors. Visitors will find an offer ranging from handicrafts and gastronomy to fashion, toys and jewellery.

Not far away is another visiting option, the Christmas Market – Artes e Ofícios, located on Avenida D. Afonso Henriques, near Estação de S. Bento. It includes a wide offer, focusing on Portuguese handicrafts.

Christmas Market – Mercado da Alegria
Location: Praça da Batalha
Date: 1 to 30 December (except on 25 December)
Schedule: Monday to Thursday and Sundays: 10:00 am to 08:00 pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
24 December: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Christmas Market – Artes e Ofícios
Location: Avenida D. Afonso Henriques
Date: 25 November to 24 December 2022
Schedule: from Sunday to Thursday: from 11:00 am to 07:30 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Christmas’ eve from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
24 December (last day) from 11:00 am to 03:00 pm.