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CASA ushers in the Christmas festivities

Members of Carvoeiro-based social club CASA kicked off the Christmas festivities with a party and dinner on December 3 at O Barradas restaurant near Silves.

The restaurant with its roaring log fire provided a welcoming atmosphere and made for an enjoyable evening, helped by the welcome drink of the restaurant’s own rosé wine.

Later in the evening, Luís Pequeno, the owner of O Barradas, judged the ‘most Christmassy mask’ competition, though this embarrassed the winner so much he insisted on the prize going to the runner-up!

The arrival of ‘Father Christmas’ with his large sack of gifts and a rousing sing-along to traditional favourites, such as ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’, added further fun.

“The very helpful staff of O Barradas and the wonderful meal they served ensured that our final event of 2016 was a huge success and, as far as we could judge, much enjoyed by all,” said CASA member Norman Crocker.

The next CASA event, “to welcome in 2017”, will be the annual ‘After Hangover Dinner’ on January 14 at Pôr do Sol in Alvor.

Details of CASA events, which are open to non-members, can be obtained from the club website,, or by calling or emailing Margaret Brito: 282 495 475 | [email protected]