Two-day New Year’s party announced in Monte Gordo

Portuguese star singer Diogo Piçarra to headline festivities

The coastal town of Monte Gordo in Vila Real de Santo António is promising another big party for New Year’s.

The two-day “family-friendly” programme will take place on December 30 and 31, kicking off with the ‘I Love Baile Funk’ show on December 30 at 10.30pm at Monte Gordo’s Avenida Marginal.


On December 31, Portuguese star singer Diogo Piçarra and DJ Pete Tha Zouk will take the stage for a “memorable New Year’s Eve party to welcome 2024”, with Duo Reflexo providing the opening performance.

Pete Tha Zouk

New Year’s Eve celebrations will also take place in Vila Real de Santo António’s Praça Marquês de Pombal, starting at 10.30pm, featuring live music by Banda Sérgio Peres and DJ Miax. At midnight, the town’s skies will light up with a fireworks display.

Nearby in Vila Nova de Cacela, the new year will be welcomed on January 1 at Largo Manuel Cabana with the traditional ‘Charolas’ singing groups which will be performing at 3pm, followed by live music courtesy of Ângelo Correia and Jaime Gomes, ending with a fireworks display in the early evening.

VRSA is expecting hotels to be almost completely booked, the municipal council says in a statement to the press, adding that this “confirms the popularity of this event for the municipality.”

All New Year’s celebrations will be free.