Christmas markets 2024

Are you coming to Lisbon in December? Would you like to visit a Christmas market or do some Christmas shopping? Where are the best Christmas markets in Lisbon? Do they have a big Christmas tree in Lisbon? Everything you need to know about your Christmas celebration and the Christmas markets in Lisbon.

The Christmas market tradition isn’t very strong in Lisbon and Portugal. The climate has never forced the Portuguese people into creating an extra event, in contradiction to Germany and Austria, in which the people needed an excuse to go out and drink and have fun in the dark and cold month of December.

But, seeing the success of the Christmas markets elsewhere in the world, Lisbon is also moving in the Christmas market direction. So, where should you go to find the best Christmas markets in Lisbon? Where to go if you want a Christmas atmosphere and some nice holiday spirit in Lisbon?

The Christmas markets in Lisbon

Here we will give you information about Lisbon’s most popular Christmas markets and areas.

Wonderland Lisboa

This is the most popular place in Lisboa for those in love with Christmas. It is arranged in Parque Eduardo VII, a place located less than 2 kilometers from the Rossio square in the heart of Lisbon. This is an amazing place, and here you will find an ice rink, places where you can buy hand-made products, a giant Ferris wheel, the house of Santa Claus, and at times you can also enjoy live music and performances from the stage. You can easily get to this area by taking the metro to either the stop Parque or to Marques de Pombal.

Wonderland Lisboa
Wonderland Lisboa

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Campo Pequeno Christmas market

This is a very nice Christmas market located by the metro stop Campo Pequeno. It isn’t a permanent Christmas market, but it is open twice in the advent period for a couple of days. There is an entrance fee of two euros to enter the area, and on the inside, you can enjoy shopping from more than 150 stalls. It is possible to buy Portuguese handicrafts from designers, and you can taste Portuguese gastronomy at its best.

More information about this Christmas market can be found right here.

Campo Pequeno Christmas market

Christmas market at Rossio square

This square is in the center of Lisbon, and here you will typically find places where you can buy roasted chestnuts, hot wine, and other traditional Christmas drinks and food. It cannot be compared to the giant Christmas markets in Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and similar cities, but it is still a nice place to go. There are different markets at this square throughout the year, but before Christmas, the Christmas lights are turned on, and it looks really nice. There is also a giant Christmas tree in the square.

Rossio Christmas Market

This is at a very central location and it is almost impossible to miss if you visit Lisbon during this time of the year.

You can find more information about this Christmas market and event here (the page is only available in Portuguese).

What to buy at the Christmas markets in Lisbon?

Many people visit the Christmas markets to see the beautiful decorations and lights. But, Christmas markets are always wonderful for buying local products and tasting the local cuisine. What should you buy if you want to purchase something at the different Christmas markets?

As you might know, people eat a lot of fish in Portugal and Bacalhau is a local specialty. This is a very salty and smoked fish. It is often served together with potatoes and cabbage.

Pastel de Nata is a national sweet in Portugal and you will often meet it at the Christmas markets as well. It is a wonderful biscuit with vanilla filling. This is one of the things that you have to taste before leaving Portugal.

rossio christmas

It is important to drink local wine while in Portugal, and the Port wine has made Portugal especially famous. You can taste this at many Christmas markets, and maybe it will make you feel even better. Many like to drink alcohol in cold weather, but normally, you just drink wine and other alcoholic drinks in Lisbon because it is good, not because it is cold! If you’d rather drink something else, you will also find traditional hot wine, hot chocolate, and sangria at the different Christmas markets.

The Christmas markets are also a wonderful place to buy ceramics, jewelry, and other Christmas presents that you can take home and remind you of Portugal whenever you look at them.

Christmas markets outside Lisbon

If you want even more Christmas spirit during your stay in Portugal, you could consider a trip to Obidos.

The Obidos Christmas market

Obidos is a city located approximately 90 kilometers from the heart of the city of Lisbon. There are two ways to the city from Lisbon; one is 90 km, while the other is 110km. The ride between Lisbon and Obidos should take you approximately 70 minutes. But why go to Obidos?

This little village turns into a giant Christmas village every year. The Castelo de Obidos Pousada surrounds the market, and it looks magnificent. Here you will find an ice skating rink, a Ferris wheel, Merry-go-around, and everything you would expect from such a place. The village is also a delight to visit, so this might be a nice place for a day excursion from Lisbon, also on a nice summer day!

The Obidos Christmas Village
The Obidos Christmas Village

Dates for the Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2024

  • Obidos Christmas village: to be announced…
  • Wonderland Lisbon: to be announced… but we guess that it will be open between November 30 and January 1.
  • Cama Pequeno: to be announced… might not be arranged at all.
  • Rossio Christmas Market: to be announced… might not be arranged at all.

The remaining dates are not yet published. But you can guess the dates based on the dates for the Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2022 and 2023.

Christmas market dates in 2023.

  • Obidos Christmas Village: November 30, 2023 – December 31, 2023.
  • Wonderland Lisbon: November 30th, 2023 – January 1st, 2024.
  • Campo Pequeno: November 30 – December 4 & December 7 – December 11.

Christmas market dates in 2022.

  • Wonderland Lisbon: November 30th, 2022 – January 1st, 2023.
  • Campo Pequeno: November 30 – December 4 & December 7 – December 11.
  • Rossio Christmas market: November 18 – December 23.

These are some thoughts and suggestions for those coming to Lisbon before Christmas.

If you have further thoughts, comments, or maybe questions, write them in the comment field beneath!

Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2019

When will the Christmas markets be arranged in Lisbon in 2019? Where are the Christmas markets? Here you will find all the information you need about this years Christmas markets in Lisbon!

The goal of this article is mainly to give you information about the dates and the location of this years Christmas markets. For more detailed information about the Lisbon Christmas markets, check this site. Lisbon is getting better and better at celebrating Christmas with nice Christmas markets, so here you have the most crucial information about the Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2019.

Lisbon Christmas markets 2019

Wonderland Lisbon 2019

The most famous Christmas market in Lisbon in the so-called Wonderland. This is located near the metro stop Parque, and it is the biggest and nicest in the capital. Here you will find stands where you can buy drinks and food, and there will also be activities for children including an ice-rink and a Ferris wheel.

Dates for Wonderland Lisboa in 2019: not announced yet!

You can meet Santa in Wonderland Lisboa before Christmas
You can meet Santa in Wonderland Lisboa before Christmas

The Rossio Christmas Market

At the Rossio square, you will find another Christmas market. It doesn’t have set dates, because there is a market here mostly all year round. But, as the Christmas spirit arrives, so the Rossio square market is turning into a Christmas market, something that normally happens at the start of December. Here you can buy souvenirs and handicrafts, but also lots of things to drink and eat.

The Obidos Christmas Village 2019

The most famous Christmas village in Portugal is located in Obidos, approximately 90 kilometers from Lisbon. Here you can enjoy everything you expect from a Christmas market, in a beautiful environment just next to an old fortress.

Obidos Christmas Village dates: November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020

Obidos is a small village that turns into a Christmas village before Christmas.
Obidos is a small village that turns into a Christmas village before Christmas.

We hope you will have a wonderful time at the Christmas markets in Lisbon. If you need help getting from the airport to your hotel in Lisbon, let one of our drivers pick you up and bring you safely to the hotel with set prices.

The taxi drivers in Lisbon doesn’t have the best rumor (for a reason), and that is why arranging with a pre-booked taxi with a set price is a smart thing to do!

Merry Christmas and enjoy Lisbon!

Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2016

Are you coming to Lisbon before Christmas? Are you in the mood for some fantastic Christmas market shopping? What to do in Lisbon?

You might be surprised to hear that Lisbon is not that much of a Christmas market city. There are lots of concerts in churches all around the city, but the traditional Christmas markets as we know them from cities like Vienna, Lubeck and Prague can not be found in Lisbon. There is however one place that is perfect for those arriving with children, and that is the Christmas park in Parque Eduardo VII. Here you can find a Christmas village with lots of events made for children and it has a nice Christmas atmosphere to it.

You should also be aware of the fact that Lisbon is a city with lots of delicious pastry. That is why you should prepare for eating lots of snacks and good cakes when you come to Lisbon before Christmas.

There are no Christmas markets in Lisbon like this one (picture from Budapest)
There are no Christmas markets in Lisbon like this one (picture from Budapest)

What about the Christmas markets in Lisbon?

If you really want to enjoy a good Christmas market then you should travel to another destination like Vienna or maybe Budapest. But, if you simply will be happy if you can go shopping, then you can read more about shopping in Lisbon right here.

You can also read more about other activities and programs in Lisbon here in our Lisbon Guide.

We wish you a Merry Christmas no matter where you decide to go before Christmas to do this years Christmas shopping!