Happy Holidays in Porto with extensive holiday events

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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. 

Plan an outing to go ice skating in Porto. Wrap up warm and go ice skating in the outdoor and indoor ice rinks at Avenida da Boavista or at Praça da Batalha.

Avenida da Boavista will be sprinkling with festive spots and activities like an ice ramp, merry-go-rounds, traditional games, 5D cinema and Santa's House.

The Aliados, by tradition, one of the most crowded places during this holiday season, will undergo a festive makeover, where families can enjoy swings and paths of light, with the 30 metre-high Christmas tree as a backdrop.

Novelty this Christmas season in Avenida dos Aliados is the creation of the OBRA space, which will occupy a store located at No. 195, from December 1 to 23. This will be a spot where children wil be able to play and have a hands on approach on the arts and crafts of toys. Everyone is invited to bring their own toys.

Juggling and balancing acts workshops will cheer up visitors and viewers at the same venue on December 26 a 30 de dezembro, from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Street performances, circus entertainment, the Christmas Concert Cycle, the Christmas choirs, the shop window decorations and the handicraft fairs and markets are some examples of the many initiatives planned to make this a jolly season for everyone in Porto.