Lisbon Dresses Up For Christmas

Last year’s Christmas decorations in Lisbon weren’t exactly at their most tasteful, unashamedly commercial with logos of corporate sponsors taking over the city’s most emblematic spaces such as Rossio and Comércio squares. Many people spoke out against it, so perhaps for that reason this year’s lighting doesn’t have company logos attached to them. There are almost 40 streets in the center of the city covered in all shapes and colors, with some going a little overboard, but it’s still an improvement over last year. It’s been reported that it’s a total of almost 2.5 million ecological lights, and they’ll be hanging over the city until January 6th. That’s also the date until which the city’s Christmas tree will be on display, once again standing at the top of Edward VII Park. It’s still not a real tree and it’s no longer claiming to be Europe’s tallest, but it’s still a show of lights that attracts families and tourists.
Here are a few images of Lisbon’s streets celebrating the holiday season this year:

Christmas in Lisbon

Christmas in Lisbon

Christmas in Lisbon

Christmas in Lisbon

Christmas in Lisbon

Christmas in Lisbon

Christmas in Lisbon

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