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Christmas Markets

This year, the Funchal City Council (CMF) is organising its 5th edition of ‘Christmas in the Square,’ at the Farmers Market (Mercado dos Lavradores), Funchal.  Noted as one of the most popular events promoted by the municipality, the event takes place on the first three Sundays of December, between Praça do Fish and the Terrace.  This year a total of 127 merchants will part in the event, sixteen more than last year.

‘Christmas in the Square’ will take place on Sunday the 1st,  8th and 15th of December from 9:00 to 21:00. Each day is themed.  On the 1st its ‘Decoration, Accessories and Fashion’ featuring forty-seven stallholders. During the 8th of December, forty stallholders will be tempting visitors as they take part in the ‘Madeiran Christmas delicacies’ event.  Finally, on Sunday the 15th, forty local exhibitors will be showcasing handicrafts, books, antiques and gastronomy.

The certainty is that in 2019, a record number of stallholders will be attending the event, where it will be possible to buy unusual Christmas gifts, handicrafts, fashion accessories, home furnishings, souvenirs and traditional food and beverages.

The CMF cordially invite the whole population to take part in this very festive and free event.

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly