Lagos Council has unveiled the municipality’s Christmas programme, which has been largely reduced due to the pandemic but still features live shows, free movie screenings and a shop window competition to pull people to traditional shopping streets.
The competition is organised alongside retailers’ association ACRAL and will award money prizes to the three shops with the best Christmas window decorations.
A total of 50 vouchers worth €100 will also be handed out at random to shoppers who spend at least €10 at local stores.
To make shopping locally easier, the Frente Ribeirinha car park will provide three hours of free parking to anyone who presents a €10 or more receipt from a local store until January 1. The town’s “limited duration” parking spots (ZED) will also be free until the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the council will also be hosting two free screenings of ‘Come Away’ (dubbed into Portuguese), the new fantasy drama film, at the local Algarcine movie theatre on December 17 and 22 at 5pm.
Also planned are a series of live shows at the Lagos cultural centre.
A play telling the story of an elf with a “mobile phone addiction” is planned for this Friday (December 4) at 7pm, with tickets costing €5 for adults and €2.5 for under-17s.
Between Wednesday and Friday (December 9-11), the Lagos Dance Association will be performing the ‘Sonhar a Dançar’ show at 7.30pm.
Last but not least, the Algarve Jazz Orchestra and singer Ana Laíns will take the stage on Friday, December 18 for a Christmas concert at 7.30pm.
The Christmas season is also a great time to visit Lagos Zoo, which is offering Algarve residents a 50% discount on ticket prices for its annual Christmas celebration ‘Natalândia’ which is taking place until December 27.