Feliz Natal!

It is now 2 days after Christmas and as we finish off the year (and before it is all just a memory), I wanted to share just some of the festive holiday decorations we’ve been able to see here in Portugal this year!

Likely because I am seeing it all with a fresh pair of eyes, but Portugal sure goes big for the holidays! In Albufeira, almost every roundabout (and there’s at least 15) has some Christmas lights!

Like the US, all the malls here also have fun, festive decor.

Not to mention that every town has their own way of celebrating the holidays! The Cascais Christmas Village:

Loule’s Aldeia Dos Sonhos:

Guia’s quaint streets with Nativity scenes:

Lisbon’s cosmopolitan, bustling areas:

Plus, lots of Christmas markets everywhere!

In Portugal, codfish (bacalhaus) is served for all special occasions so I saw quite a few of these Christmas trees:

Finally, as a majority Catholic country, there are a lot more nativity scenes here in Portugal, which is so wonderful and refreshing:

❤️🎄🎁🎅🏼 From our family 👪 to yours, wishing all the Happiest Holidays and a Happy 2019!💥🥂🍾

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