Christmas activities in Albufeira
During the Christmas holidays in Library Lídia Jorge “School Holiday Fun = Christmas holidays 2015 will take place
There is a programme of fun for children runs over 2 days organised Mayor of Albufeira is for the children of the municipality, ages between 6 and 14 years.
On the days 21 and 22 December begin with the activity ” Menu Choice of stories”, where the participants will have the opportunity to choose your favorite books and travel by imaginary world at no cost. Then, the books will give rise to manual jobs with the realization of parts to the festive season in the allusive workshop “Memories and Manualidades of Christmas”.
The program incorporates on days 29 and 30 December with sessions of “Cinema Popcorn”, where children will attend the movies specially chosen for their ages. “games and play on holiday” a workshop which will take place after the viewing of the films, with lots of fun and games for the little ones.
All actions are overseen by staff technical division of Culture of the city and will commence from 10h00 to 13h00, in the Library Lídia Jorge. The interested parties, of ages between 6 and 14 years, can make your application in the industry juvenile forms of Library, from 4 December.
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“ALBUFEIRA celebrates Christmas
With the festive season nearing the Camera of Albufeira have created a set of activities for local participation . The first program began already this weekend and goes on until 6 January. They have called it the exhibition of Nativity Scenes of the world.
A composed of a set of works loaned by embassies, consulates and citizens residing with the objective of disseminating nativity scenes originating from different countries. The shows will be reflected in the Chapel of Our Lady of Guia, this location that will also t have a Crib on the street that extends to the parish church. Will be more than 30 figures of the presented by British sculptor T. Adams, which tell the various historical scenes associated with the birth of Jesus.
This shows the various aspects to Albufeira life. Thousand of visitors to here on self-catering holiday lets each years. But it is easy to forget there are a big number of expats living here all year round. Most are working and are employed in the tourist industry. Some within the holiday rental business.
Next we have Christmas Market, on days 5 and 6 December, which take place in the carpark next to the Avenida General Humberto Delgado approximately 50 artisans, producers and local associations, in addition to the traditional stalls with the flavors and produce of the area. On Sunday 29 November, a program “Portugal in Feast”, will take place between 14h00 and 20h00, from the Christmas Market, which will have various activities for the whole family, in particular for children, guided visits the nativity scenes, performances of local artists and many surprises.
On the 28 November, the municipality will illuminate the lights for Christmas, thereby fulfilling one of the most popular traditions through the streets of the municipality. The various lighted arteries, highlight to the old center of the city, in particular the Square of fishermen, who will be decorated with a Christmas giant tree abot 25 meters of high.
This year they decided to invest in the center of the city to because of the damage caused by the storm that struck downtown Albufeira on 1 November. The Mayor Carlos Silva explained that with these decorative elements we want to attract more people to the center, to help local trade and allow all those who visit to stroll around this area and enjoy the festive season. On the Avenida dos Descobrimentos, some public buildings and various points throughout the locality also will be illuminated with decorative ornaments.
For the fourth consecutive year, the traditional Christmas decoration on the the Town Hall of Albufeira. Already from the November 29, a scouts team from Paderne will display a crib made of materials and traditional images, which can be visited daily from 10h00 to 21h00, in front of the Parish Church of Paderne, until the day 10 of January 2016. Parderne is another excellent location for self-catering accommodation both holiday rental apartments and luxury villas.
From 4 to 31 December, the Art Gallery of Painter Samora Barros welcomes the exhibition “Christmas baubles Recycled”, which brings together the best work prepared by students of the schools of the municipality and by users of homes and day centers.
The program continues on 13 December, with sporting activities that integrates the festive calendar of the municipality. About 800 participants dressed with the colours of Christmas will promise colourize the streets of the city, a program that combines a race and a walk of Father Christmas. The event is 4 kilometers for those wishing to participate at the easy level and 9 kilometers for those in excellent physical condition. This year the event includes a mountain bike ride on a course distance of 30 kilometers. The meeting point is scheduled for 9am in the Municipal Market dos Caliços area on the 13th, a class of acrobatic gymnastics by the Basket Club will hold its Christmas Gala in Sports Pavilion of Albufeira, at 15h30 on the 13th. The event aims to demonstrate the spirit of Christmas with a taste of gymnastics, providing a feast for athletes, parents and friends.
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