Festive cheer has arrived in the historic city of Silves, which opened on the 3rd of December at the delightful Praça Al-Muthamid with a wide range of novelties and great shows, which will run until the 8th of January from 2pm until 8pm every day.

The novelties include an ice rink, a merry-go-round, a Christmas train, and Santa’s Grotto, with a special visit from Santa marked for the 22nd of December at 4pm. There will also be the usual Christmas market located in the square, which includes plenty of food and handicrafts, making it a great option, for last minute Christmas shopping.

Additionally, this year, Silves brings a diverse range of Christmas shows which includes: The Magic Circus of Christmas on the 9th of December at 6pm, which is by Cardinali Live Entertainment, Christmas concerts from the Ensemble São Bernardo and Ensemble Saint Dominic’s Gospel Choir on the 16th of December at 6pm.

You are not going to want to miss the Algarve’s Jazz Orchestra, whose concert will take place on the 18th of December at 6pm and for those who love theatre, a special Christmas musical based on Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol on the 20th of December at 6pm.

It is important to note that, opening hours change on the 24th of December and the 31st of December in which the “Joy of Christmas” will be open from 2pm until 6pm. Additionally, the “Joy of Christmas” is closed on the 25th of December and the 1st of January 2023.

Admission is free so there is no excuse not to soak up some festive cheer! For the full programme and more information, please visit https://www.cm-silves.pt/ or visit ‘Municipio Silves’ on Facebook.