Lighting and Programming of Christmas

The illuminations and the Christmas and New Year's program are extended until January 6.


The lighting of Christmas in Funchal is already part of the tourist space of our island, its life cycle is high. All the Madeiran population and tourists can count on the lights of the show from December 1, where lights can be seen to illuminate downtown, officially marking the start of Christmas parties. This year's anthropic illuminations allude to the 600th anniversary of the discovery of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, and are one of the main attractions of this area, counting on thousands of lamps, LEDs and electrified hoses.

In its own streets of the capital, also the cultural characteristics stand out. The focus is the central plateau of Avenida Arriaga and the People's Square, where there are plenty of stalls with food and traffic lights in the region and at this time of year.

The End of the Year

The fireworks show is considered one of the most spectacular in the world. With the bay full of cruise ships for the show, after the end of the year and the arrival of the new year, the fireworks are spread by the natural amphitheater that is Funchal and illuminates the whole city. For its grandeur and beauty, the firework of Madeira. This year 10 ships are defined in the port of Funchal with 20 thousand tourists on board.