Xmas Windows Contest: and the winner is…
The Christmas contest for best Xmas window 2020 offered a tough time when choosing the winner application, as all the 138 shop Windows in contest offered high standard quality and creativity; however, the “Florista Verdelinho”, located at the Rua de Cedofeita, was granted first place in the competition, followed by the “Armazém dos Linhos” and “Sogevinus Wine Shop Flores”, which got second and third podium places, respectively.
At home or outside, the final festive days bring colourful programmes for the entire family!
The festive weekend still asks for more Covid-19 restrictions; however, there are plenty of options to follow when it comes to finding one suitable Saturday and Sunday leisure programme. Enjoy some of the suggestions by “Porto.”.
The Christmas circus at Coliseu Porto Ageas offers a streaming session on 1st January
A modern and unique take at the circus magic in is town, hosted by Coliseu Porto Ageas, with the added romance of-one-of-a-kind joyful experience. The good news is that the circus magic will enter everyone’s home via an exclusive streaming session, on 1st January, at 5pm.
The “Adventário” is now available on video! Time to rewind holly stories with Ágora
The project “Adventário”, which translates as the Calendar of the Advent, was organised by the municipal company Ágora to bring the magic of Xmas to everyone’s homes during December. It is now available on video. Well-known personalities told Christmas stories each day, from 1 to 24 December, at 9.30pm. Time to check them out! Enjoy!
The Municipality of Porto wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!
The Municipality of Porto wishes everyone a Merry Christmas! May this holiday season be full of peace and joy!
Discount vouchers are displayed in shop windows and lead the run to the best Xmas shopping in Porto
It is hard not to notice the label indicating that a shop or store offers direct discount of 2 euros per each 20-euro buy. This campaign was launched by Porto City Hall to help boost local retailers and traditional trade during this festive season, amid the ongoing pandemic. The label resembles Xmas decorations and marks the stores that have adhered to this municipal campaign by the Municipality of Porto, in partnership with the Association of Traders of Porto.
Short Christmas stories and tales at the Almeida Garret Municipal Library. Set the date
The Municipal Library Almeida Garrett (BMAG) offers Christmas Tales and Creative workshops on 22nd December, at 11am. The activity is targeted at children over the age of three. The session takes about 1 and a half hour and children must be accompanied by one adult. Prior application is mandatory via the email email@example.com.
The circus with inspiring talents is in town to celebrate the season despite the unique year
Coliseu Porto Ageas welcomes a bundle of talents, most of them Portuguese speaking artists that will be in the circus arena for your delight. The run of shows starts on 11th December 2020 and goes until 3rd January 2021. There are amazing acts as gymnastics trapeze, balancing acts or breath-taking acrobatics, mind blowing juggling and a live orchestra.
Outdoor events as Xmas markets and Fairs are the places to spot the next big gift for the festive season
The festive season is not the same without the merriment of Xmas markets and fairs; and while complying with all the protective health measures to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, it is still possible to visit these traditional stalls and find that one gift you’ve been longing for.