Silves Joy of Christmas is back with «the colors, brightness and mysticism of the Christmas season», enlivening the city from December 7th to January 7th. A train and a merry-go-round, the Christmas market, Father Christmas's house, large and animated Christmas figures are some of the attractions. Admission is free.
This 4th edition of the event takes you to Al-Muthamid Square, in addition to several decorative elements such as the traditional family sledge and Father Christmas's house, a Christmas market with hot drinks and other food products, and will feature other news , namely the installation of a carousel and the circulation of a Christmas train on the grounds. There will also be, in this space, a large tent where various shows will take place, within the scope of the autarchy's support to local artists.
This year, those who pass by the “Silves Alegria do Natal” can visit the “photowall” for a photographic record of the visit to the event and thus be able to remember the experience.
The towns of Armação de Pêra and SB Messines also become centers of animation, with some scenic elements of the activity and the court, a photowall and a Christmas train, which will circulate next to the Fortaleza and the Municipal Gardens of the towns.
Additionally, there will also be areas for animation. One of them will be at Praça Al-Muthamid, where performances will take place on 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 December, within the scope of the support for local artists, called the House Saints; on the 4th of January with a new year concert and on the 6th of January with the usual Meeting of Janeiras. Entrance is free but requires the presentation of a voucher, which can be collected at the Municipal Library up to two hours before each show or at the venue on the day and time of the event (in this case, subject to availability of seats).
There will also be a cycle of Christmas concerts in all parishes in the municipality with shows in the Churches and the Cathedral of Silves. Admission to these shows is free, however, requiring the presentation of a voucher that can be collected on site, in the moments preceding the show. Those interested can consult the animation programs in detail on the portal of the municipality of Silves.
The realization of Silves Joy of Christmas and from the shows associated with it, it complies with the DGS rules and guidelines, "however, the participants are sensitized to comply with the basic rules of wearing a mask, hand hygiene, distance from safety and respiratory etiquette", as emphasized by the municipality .
Opening hours: 14h00-20h00
Open every day (except December 24, 25 and 31.2020 and January 01.2021)