Lighting up Lisbon

in News · 27-11-2019 16:21:00 · 5 Comments

Lisbon's Christmas lights will be turned on, on Friday, 29 November, at 6pm, at Praça do Comércio, in the presence of the mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina and the mayor of the Union of Trade and Services Associations (UACS), Maria de Lourdes Fonseca, as well as anyone who wants to travel to the most emblematic of the city's squares to experience this magical moment.

The famous 30-metre Christmas tree, equivalent to the height of the Belém Tower, will light up as more than 350 million LED lamps are turned on. All of these lamps, with a total length of light cord of approximately 27 km - the equivalent of the distance between Lisbon and Cascais - will thus light the streets of Lisbon this holiday season while guaranteeing an energy saving of around 80 percent.

The initiative has a Christmas parade, which will pass through Praça do Comércio, decorated with the traditional Christmas tree, followed by Rua Augusta, Praça D. Pedro IV (Rossio), Rua do Carmo, Rua Garrett, and will end in Luís de Camões Square.


I must apologise for an error I made in my previous comment. I meant Capital do Natal, Lisbon's best recreation of Laponia (instead of Cidade do Natal). Thanks and sorry!

By Deyanira Dorta from Other on 01-12-2019 08:19

It is a real shame not to be able to travel to Lisbon this Christmas. Ever since I first visited the country last summer, I have been smittened by its decadent yet quaint charm. I'd never fallen in love with a place before. Now I can say I have. Hopefully I'll spend some quality time in Portugal next summer and at Christmas. I know I've missed a golden opportunity this year to visit Cidade do Natal, Lisbon's best recreation of Laponia. I just can't wait to be back. I miss everything about Portugal, but more than anything, I miss how chilled and safe I felt while I was there. It's a country that steals your heart if you can appreciate its humble beauty.

By Deyanira Dorta from Other on 29-11-2019 09:18

I am a kuwaiti petroleum Engineer retired in Portugal for 31 years. I go home to family in Nov.& Dec. I miss Portugal as the best country in Europe. The say it is the poorest but l believe it is the best in every thing. People so smpatic. Beauty culture all over. Viva Portugal.

By Fathi khadra from Lisbon on 29-11-2019 01:52


By Md Alfaz Uddin Bappa from Other on 28-11-2019 09:00

I would have loved to see Lisbon in lovely Christmas colours, a beautiful city I want to visit again

By OluShola Ajibade from Other on 28-11-2019 06:57
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