We’ll also be opening the Archive Room at Paços do Concelho for a piano recital, where masterpieces of European classical music by composers such as Bach and Chopin will be performed. The Ismaili Centre will be the venue for a concert inspired by the Mediterranean musical tradition and we’ll be returning to Lisbon Airport to welcome travellers with a gospel performance that promises to lift the spirits.

In December, music will be the map guiding us in search of different places and times, but there’ll be much more on offer besides: Museu de Lisboa will be opening its doors to youngsters and there’ll also be multicultural experiences, reflecting the many communities which make up the city and are joining in with this moment of spiritual celebration.

We therefore want to thank, first of all, the Patriarcado de Lisboa for their longstanding collaboration in our Christmas programming, as well as the Buddhist Union, the Ismaili Centre and the Hindu Community for their more recent support. Without these partners and the participation of the public, this programme simply wouldn’t be possible.

Seasons Greetings!

New Year's Eve

New Year in Lisboa'19/20

From 29 Dec, 2019 to 31 Dec, 2019
Free

Lisboa will welcome 2020 with music, entertainment and a big party, in one of the city’s most iconic squares - Terreiro do Paço, in what promises to be an unforgettable night.

Magnificat at São Roque

31 Dec, 2019
€44

The Igreja de S. Roque church is the venue for the traditional Saint Silvester concert, which this year is dedicated to the Magnificat, the hymn of praises.

Royal Palace 2019/2020 - New Years Eve

From 31 Dec, 2019 to 01 Jan, 2020
From €30 to €70

After four successful editions, Parque Eduardo VII Royal Palace receives once again the most exclusive new year's eve in Lisbon.

Johann Strauss - Great New Year Concert

28 Dec, 2019
€28

The Great New Year Concert is inspired by the traditional annual musical event celebrated in Vienna, Austria, and the presentation of a selection of Strauss’s most popular waltzes, polkas and marches.

Events

Wonderland Lisboa

From 30 Nov, 2019 to 05 Jan, 2020
Free

The Christmas spirit will fill the Parque Eduardo VII, transforming it into a “Wonderland”! As usual, the ferris wheel will be there to offer spectacular views over the city, alongside an ice rink.

Orquestra Clássica Metropolitana | Christmas 2019

18 Dec, 2019
Free

The young musicians of the Orquestra Clássica Metropolitana invite us to revisit the Tchaikovsky's music.

Spectacular Opera

08 Dec, 2019
From €17 to €30

The great lyric and opera party in Portugal, in a special Christmas concert on December 8th, at 06:00 pm, in the Salão Preto e Prata - Casino Estoril.

Concerts

Quarteto “Opus 28” | Christmas 2019

01 Dec, 2019
Free

The Museum will receive Quarteto Opus 28 for a concert where Christmas songs of different periods will be performed in a fun way, with the audience encouraged to join in.

Camerata Atlântica and Coro Juvenil de Lisboa | Christmas 2019

07 Dec, 2019
Free

The concert will take place at São Bartolomeu do Beato Church, an exponent of Baroque architecture.

Câmara Bomtempo Choir | Christmas 2019

13 Dec, 2019
Free

At this concert, you’ll have the chance to hear and discover traditional Christmas songs from different countries!

Coro Ricercare & Orquestra Sinfonietta de Lisboa

21 Dec, 2019
Free

The Ricercare Choir, Sinfonietta de Lisboa and soprano Elsa Cortez, conducted by Vasco Pearce de Azevedo, will be performing a Christmas concert.

Orquestra Orbis | Christmas 2019

06 Dec, 2019
Free

Orquestra Orbis will be performing a Christmas concert with pieces written for chamber orchestras by great composers, from the Baroque period to modernism

Coro e Ensemble Orquestral | Natal 2019

08 Dec, 2019
Free

A história do nascimento de Jesus é contada num concerto protagonizado pelo Coro e Ensemble Orquestral do Estúdio de Ópera da Maia.

Centro Ismaili | Christmas 2019

14 Dec, 2019
Free

The music at the Ismaili Centre! UDJAT are an ensemble inspired by the Mediterranean musical heritage. Iberian, oriental and Jewish roots can also be heard!|

St. Dominics Gospel Choir | Christmas 2019

19 Dec, 2019
Free

St. Dominic’s Gospel Choir will be welcoming those arriving in Lisbon with an electrifying set of Christmas songs at the main entrance of Lisbon Airport.

Sons do Chiado - Organ Recital | Christmas 2019

07 Dec, 2019
Free

A key feature of the Basílica de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires is its “Machado & Cerveira” organ, dating to the 18th century, which is considered one of the best in the country.

Alexey Shakitko | Natal 2019

12 Dec, 2019
Free

Abrimos a Sala do Arquivo do edifício dos Paços do Concelho para um recital de piano em que a nota dominante é a alegria.

Choir and Ensemble | Christmas 2019

15 Dec, 2019
Free

Coro Regina Coeli de Lisboa and Ensemble da Banda da Armada, this Christmas, will bring music to Lisbon Cathedral.

Other Events

Party Food | Christmas 2019

07 Dec, 2019
Free

At this culinary workshop, Indian recipes will be prepared and, at the end, everyone will have the chance to try the food produced

What's na Nativity scene? | Christmas 2019

08 Dec, 2019
Free

At this workshop, we challenge families to make their own nativity scene.

Guided Visits - Ismaili Centre | Christmas 2019

14 Dec, 2019
Free

We’ll be opening the doors of the Ismaili Centre, the home of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community in Portugal.

Initiation to Metta meditation | Christmas 2019

15 Dec, 2019
Free

To celebrate peace and love in the world with Lisboetas, the Portuguese Buddhist Union is providing two introductory meditation sessions. Come along and give it a go! 

Mandalas to Children. Offering the universe | Christmas 2019

07 Dec, 2019
Free

In this activity, aimed at children aged 6 to 12, we’ll explain the meaning of mandalas.

Lisboa Plural. Convivência(s). | Christmas 2019

14 Dec, 2019
Free

Guided visit to the Pavilhão Preto exhibition which reveals the role of religious minorities and foreign residents in the construction of Lisbon’s image between the Middle Ages and the First Republic.

What's an Nativity scene? | Christmas 2019

14 Dec, 2019
Free

At this workshop, we challenge families to make their own nativity scene.

The Nutcracker

30 Dec, 2019
From €28 to €42

The unlikely hero – Nutcracker Prince – and the malevolent creatures are all brought to life by the Moscow State Ballet.

Dom Gilberto goes hunting | Christmas 2019

07 Dec, 2019
Free

In this visit/game we challenge you to discover what ingredients were used in kitchens in the days of Saint Anthony.

Initiation to Meditation Shamata | Christmas 2019

14 Dec, 2019
Free

To celebrate peace and love in the world with Lisboetas, the Portuguese Buddhist Union is providing two introductory meditation sessions. Come along and give it a go! 

A trip in the Empire | Christmas 2019

15 Dec, 2019
Free

From Belém to Felicitas Iulias Olisipo ... join us on this trip!