” Welcome to my Christmas song,
I’d like to thank you for the year,
So I’m sending you this Christmas card,
To say it’s nice to have you here,
I’d like to sing about all the things,
Your eyes and mind can see,
So hop aboard the turntable,
Oh step into Christmas with me”
As Sir Elton John has sung every Christmas, it’s time to step into the festive season and find out how luxury regions such as Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo, and Vilamoura like to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
Do they know it’s Christmas?
Much like our European neighbours, the excitement is well and truly underway – there are not many better places in the world to be surrounded by loved ones and enjoy a life of luxury as we approach a new year full of joy and optimism (we hope!)
It is during this time of the year that the localities come to life, from the city streets to the Iberian Peninsula the party is about to begin and you are invited!. It is unlike anything that you are likely to have seen in your life. It explains why visitors return every year.
The bells are ringing out for Christmas Day
With the majority of the Portuguese population being Catholic, it won’t be unusual to hear traditional caroling, brightly decorated Christmas trees, a nativity scene, and Santa Claus (Pai Natal) firmly in town spreading the festive traditions, usually beginning on the popular day of Christmas Eve.
An important, cultural part of Christmas here in the Algarve is fasting, which involves not eating meat. Thus, Bacalhau (cod) takes center stage and is the staple of many Portuguese households that live by historic traditions passed down by family members of yesteryear. Regardless of religious beliefs, the day is filled with lots of delicious food as family and friends come together once more after the global pandemic meant recent family Christmas’ was a low-key affair.
Nonetheless, the Portuguese locals are looking to make up for lost time with popular events such as ‘Christmas Madeiro’ and ‘Christmas Feast of the Immaculate Conception’ always proving to be huge calendar events that locals look forward to each and every year.
You will be blown away by the lights of the Quinta Do Lago Christmas decorations. There will also be music, hot chocolate, and wine to keep you company and warm throughout the evening.
Perhaps you would rather head to the Vale Do Lobo Christmas market? The Christmas market has been around for over a decade and promises to bring the spirit of the season to life. There is also a fundraiser that you can participate in to give back to the less fortunate. There is plenty of Christmas shopping, Christmas music, Christmas treats, and much more to get you in the mood.
Baby, it’s cold outside
Actually, the weather this time of year in Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo, and Vilamoura is extremely comfortable with the sun shining brightly. Temperatures average from a high of 17° and a low of 9° – not too bad at all, would you not agree?
Imagine venturing down on Christmas morning to the plethora of gorgeous, sandy beaches that grace this part of the world. Forget about the cold weather in North America and much of Europe as you sip on martinis and enjoy the best that life has to offer. No matter what time of the day you hit the beach, it will always be sun-kissed and welcoming.
We wish you a Merry Christmas
On behalf of the team and villa owners at Regency Luxury Property, we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy, better, and much-deserved New Year throughout 2022.
Prestigious areas such as Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo, and Vilamoura are regarded as the region’s high-end communities basking in year-round sunshine – this part of the world is the number one choice for many looking to reside in a luxury permanent paradise.
For further details, prices and availability please contact us at Regency Luxury Property, we are here to open your eyes to the possibility of making your dreams become reality and investing in a permanent Algarvian property in the splendor heart of Portugal.
Who knows, you could be stepping into Christmas as a Portuguese resident this time next year.