Obidos, the Christmas Village North of Lisbon

Obidos, the Christmas village north of LisbonChristmas is not over in Obidos. That medieval village located about one hour north of Lisbon has been transformed into a Christmas theme park this holiday season called “Obidos Vila Natal” (“Obidos the Christmas Village”).  The castle has been given an extra fairytale look, fake snow has been added (it never snows in this part of Portugal), and there are special holiday-themed shows every night. Throughout the village you will find the theme of the Nutcracker, and kids will also be able to visit Santa Claus’ house. In between, be sure to take a look at over 100 nativity scenes made with different materials in different countries, from Poland to the former Portuguese colony Angola.

These special celebrations take place until January 4th, and will be a fun family destination if you’re in Lisbon for the holidays.

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