The “Discover Madeira - Tourism at School” project has been developed by the Regional Secretariat for the Economy, Tourism and Culture, aimed at primary schools of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
December 1st, 2017 to January 7th, 2018
The arrival of the decorative lights in the streets of the city centre of Funchal, during the month of December, sets the beginning of the Madeira Christmas and End of the Year Festivities programme, taking place between December 1st, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.
December 15th to 17th
The Madeira Ballet Company and the Carlos Fernandes Dance School present in December the traditional Christmas ballet based on a popular children tale “Cinderella”.
December,16th to 24th
From 16th to 24th December, Madeira celebrates one of its main Christmas traditions: the Childbirth Masses.
Shopping for the final Christmas gifts on the night of the 23rd of December is a tradition that leads thousands of Madeireans to the Market streets in Funchal.Read more
The Tour of the City of Funchal is an event promoted by the Madeira Athletics Association and considered one of the oldest of its kind in Portugal and Europe.
until December 28th
After a short break, "Music in the Chapels" will bring entertainment to the chapel of São Sebastião located in the municipality of Ponta do Sol.
January 1st, 2018
The event of the year will take place on the 1st of January at noon, at Ponta Gorda Bathing Complex, also known as “Poças do Governador”.
This is one of the oldest and most popular traditions in Madeira celebrated a little all over the island, a ritual that brings together families, friends and neighbours who come out to the streets to "sing the epiphany” or “Janeiras” from door to door.