December 11 – Christmas fair at Monte da Palhagueira village hall, Gorjões, near Santa Bárbara de Nexe, from 10am until 12.30pm. Home bakes, chutneys, tombola, bric-a-brac, cards and more. Entry 1 euro includes coffee or mulled wine. Proceeds to boys’ orphanage. Call 289 990 900

December 11, 12, 13 – Christmas fair with arts and crafts at Aljezur fair pavilion. Stalls and live music. Open December 11 from 2pm until 9pm, December 12 from 11am until 10pm and December 13 from 1pm until 8pm

December 23 – Christmas art fair at Praça Marquês de Pombal in Vila Real de Santo António from 10am until 6pm. Call 281 510 003