There are Albufeira events throughout the year, with fairs and festivals, regular markets and the ultimate summer events programme from June to September when Albufeira organises lots of entertainment throughout the town with pop groups, bands, dance and theatre groups. Albufeira has a Jazz Festival in September and food festivals like the Chicken Festival in Guia and the Sardine Festival in Olhos d'Água which are both in August. Oh - and lets not forget about the massive celebrations at New Year, Albufeira organises the biggest New Year party in the Algarve!
So read on for lots of information about the great events in Albufeira! Find out what annual events take place, when the Algarve bank holidays are (so you don't miss out on something or on a practical note, get caught out by the supermarkets closing) and when and where the Albufeira markets take place.
ALBUFEIRA & ALGARVE EVENTS CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2018-2019
December is such wonderful time to be in the Algarve, with stunning decorations and lights everywhere, even on the palm trees and roundabouts and the atmosphere is lovely and chilled and full of festive spirit! Our December Algarve Events Guide is packed with Christmas concerts, markets and fairs, nativity scenes, exhibitions and much more! Plus we get set to welcome in 2019 in spectacular New Year Algarve Style!
Not-To-Be-Missed Albufeira Christmas Events
• 16th December - “Caminhada e Corrida do Pai Natal” - Santa’s Walk and Race starting from “Mercado Municipal dos Caliços” (Caliços Municipal Market) at 10am • 8th to 9th December - Christmas Market at the EMA - Espaço Multiusos de Albufeira from 2pm to 8pm • 4th to 31st December - Recycled Christmas Decorations Exhibition at art gallery “Galeria de Arte Pintor Samora Barros” • 7th December to 5th January ’19 - Nativity Scenes Exhibition at the “Galeria Municipal João Bailote” • 20th December - Christmas Concert at “Auditório Municipal” (the Municipal Auditorium) at 9.30pm •
Albufeira New Year’s Eve 2018-19
The fantastic New Year's Eve party in Albufeira takes place at "Praça dos Pescadores" (Pescadores Square) behind the beach in the Old Town! Music starts at 9.30pm - Fernando Daniel - then a set from Wilson Honrado at 11pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display at midnight from Pescadores Beach, Oura and Olhos de Água and the music continues afterwards into the wee hours with Portuguese band, HMB!
The Hotel Baia Grande in Albufeira is also offering a special New Year's Eve package if you would prefer a special dinner, with live music, open bar and a lovely Brunch Buffet for the 1st January 2019!
Algarve Christmas Events Highlights!
• NATALÂNDIA" - The Magic of Christmas in Zoo Lagos • The Algarve's biggest Nativity Scene in Vila Real de Santo António • The Village of Dreams in Loulé • "Saison de Cirque" acrobatic circus in Monchique • 13th São Bartolomeu de Messines Food Week • "Silves, the Joy of Christmas" with ice rink and Santa's Grotto • Christmas market in Cacela Velha •
Algarve New Year's Eve Parties:
There are more Algarve New Year's Eve parties in Faro, Portimão - Praia da Rocha, Armação de Pêra, Lagos, Quarteira, Tavira and Monte Gordo and the "Arade Music Fest", the greatest indoor New Year Party in the Algarve!
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