Christmas is just around the corner and everybody is rushing around the get all their loved ones that special Christmas present.
We are fans of local produced products and one of a kind knick knakcs, that make wonderful gifts, so we share with you some Lisbon Christmas markets where you can find the perfect presents and also avoid the dreadful malls.
> Praça do Municípo Market:
It’s a traditional Christmas Market with little wooden stalls, a carrousel, mimes teasing you around, a Santa’s shop and a stage where you can watch some Christmas concerts. As a bonus, you will have the gorgeous Lisbon town hall as a scenery. Praça do Município, until December 24, 13:00-20:00 (Monday-thursday), 13:00-22:00 (friday), 11:00-22:00 (weekends) and 11:00-16:00 (December 24).
> Crafts & Design Market:
Located in the beautiful Jardim da Estrela. It’s the ideal spot to find handmade illustrations, jewelry, notebooks, fashion items and decoration objects. Every item is unique and the prices are suitable for every pocket. Jardim da Estrela, 17-18 December, 10:00-18:00.
> Feira das Almas:
It’s the vintage meca. It happens every month but this edition it’s their “Xmas Special”. Clothes, shoes, books, records, furniture, you will find a bit of everything there. But there are also up and coming designer artists selling their goodies, namely accessories, beauty products, ornaments and much more. People use to flock to this small warehouse in Anjos area so go early. Taberna das Almas, Regueirão dos Anjos, 68-70, 17-18 December, 11:00-19:00.
> Alvade Christmas Market:
Last year’s edition was a success so they decided to open this year once again. This is a family oriented market, where you can shop, let your kids have fun and taste delicious crepes or be a part of one of the workshops. Avenida da Igreja, until December 18, 10:00-21:00 (saturday), 10:00-20:00 (sunday).
> Alameda Market:
If you are a fan of ice skating this is the market for you. There’s an ice skating ring, carrousels, bouncers and all you need to have some serious fun while shopping. There are also about 50 different stalls where you can shop, eat a treat or warm up with a nice drink, besides the traditional nativity scene. All by the fantastic Luminous Fountain. Alameda da Fonte Luminosa, until December 25, 10:00-21:00 and 10:00-17:00 (on December 24 and 25).