Faial, Ilha Natal, the second edition of Faial, Christmas Island is once more full of events during more than one month. Christmas and New Year in Horta Faial might without snow, but there will be even small ice rink for the kids and those who feel like being one. It all starts on Wednesday November 30 with the illumination of the streets of Horta and lasts until Saturday January 7.

On Dia das Montras, the merchants present their beautifully decoracted windows. The Roteiro das Sopas is a big soup challenge, taste them all, win prizes and crown the winner. Révellion is the New Year’s Eve with a big firework in the bay of Horta. There will be a Christmas market and an artificial ice rink, Father Christmas settles for a month in Horta in the Christmas village… Below find some of the highlights, for the full program of Christmas and New Year in Horta Faial visit the dedicated website.

Enjoy the Christmas time in Horta, there are many more events such as concerts, exhibitions, workshops, dance, corteges. Faial is the island of nature and culture in the middle of the Atlantic, a special place not only during the summer season, but Christmas time adds to the special charm of Horta, the nautical capital of the Azores.

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