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Tomorrow a bank holiday on the Island,  the Christmas lights will be switched on in Funchal and surrounding areas.

The plan is they are all switched on together, instead of in stages which usually happens.

Also the Market area in Funchal, will for the first 3 Sundays of December make use of the Fish area market and use it for a Christmas fair.

December 4: “decoration, accessories and fashion”

December 11: “Christmas delicacies”

December 18: “thematic fairs Christmas”

The hours will be from 9 am to 21 pm, at Fish Square.


Ponta do Sol has also released an extensive Christmas Program.

Below is a google translation of the Program for Ponta do Sol to give you an Idea of what is going on.


The municipality of Ponta do Sol begins this Saturday your Christmas entertainment program in 2016 with the opening of the 20 hours of the Nativity / decorations and illuminations holiday parties and arrival of Santa Claus, the Court of Largo, in the village of Ponta do Sol.

It follows below a long list of planned initiatives that will run until 5 January 2017.


day 3/12

20h00 Opening of the crib / decorations and illuminations Natalícias.

20h10 Performance of Friends of the little ones

Theatre “Crystal Sprite in search of Santa Claus”

Father Christmas arrival

face painting and balloon modelling

22h00 Performance Drought Pipas Group

day 4/12

10h to 20h – Christmas Fair at St. Theresa Monument in Canhas (Parish Council of Canhas)

day 11/12

20.30 – Music in Chapels, with Cristina, Victor and Miguel, in the Chapel of St. Sebastian (Retoiça and CMPS)

17/12 – 21h30 – Christmas Concert of the Municipal Band of Ponta do Sol, at the Cultural Centre John Dos Passos.

18/12 / – 16h – Christmas Show at the School of Music and Theatre of the People’s House in Ponta do Sol History Center

20/12 – 20.30 – Christmas Concert / Tunas Mandolins at the Cultural Centre John Dos Passos.

21/12 – 18.00 02.00 – Night Market, the Municipal Garden of the village of Ponta do Sol (Association of Canhas and CMPS)

18:00 Environment Music

Farmers Market Opening

Opening of the Fair Colours

19h00 – Roni de Melo

19:45 – Accordionists Group of CPPS

20.30 – GrupECO

21:15 – Choir and Instrumental of CPPS

22h00 – Miro Freitas

23:30 / 1:30 a.m. – Ambient with Wood Productions / DJ Sergio Soares

22/12 – 20h00 – Show Ballet at the Cultural Centre John Dos Passos (Ballet Group of P. Sun)

23/12 – 6:30 a.m. – Mass of childbirth, in the Church of the village of Ponta do Sol (Folklore Group)

27/12 – 10h to 20h – Competition for Nativity scenes, in the County (CPPS)

28/12 – 20.30 – Music in the Chapels with Rebeca Oliveira, in the Chapel of St. Sebastian (Retoiça and CMPS)

05/01 – 20.30 – Singing the Kings / Fire Fireworks, in the town of Ponta do Sol (Group Folklore and CMPS)


Santa Cruz will also have a Christmas market on tomorrow December 1st (also my Nan’s 90th Birthday)

Tomorrow is a bank holiday in Madeira, and the Santa Cruz market will run from 8 am till 5.30 pm, along by the market area in the city.