The streets of Funchal are illuminated, decorated with Christmas motifs and becomes more evident as the “Christmas Day” approaches.
The city’s natural amphitheater with the brightness of the lights becomes an unrivaled crib in the world.
The designation of “A Festa” is perceived by all Madeira, since this is the high point of the festivities of the Island. Its preparation is demanding and begins a few months before with the making of buns and honey cake among other sweets and spirits.
Although animations and celebrations take place all over the island, it is in Funchal that most of them are concentrated. Philharmonic bands, choir groups, folk groups, among others, parade through the streets, cheering those who walk there and transforming the whole city into a little Christmas charm!
Traditionally the walks through the downtown city take place between Christmas and New Year’s Eve