Christmas in Lule with strict rules but with “Aldeia dos Sonhos”, lighting and lots of entertainment. The New Year’s Eve party and “Giant King Cake” have been cancelled.
«Aldeia dos Sonhos», which since 2014 has been a delight for children, is back in the heart of Loulé.
Recreation of a typical Santa Claus village that is part of children’s imagination, the space will open on Saturday, the fourth, with all health safety measures, allowing everyone to enjoy the Christmas entertainment program without endangering health. the public, simultaneously when the number of COVID-19 infections increases.
This village extends over four main points in the city – Aldeia do Pai Natal (Cerca do Convento), Largo dos Duendes (Alcaidaria do Castelo), Antarctica (Largo D. Afonso III), as well as an area with various decorations referring to the Christmas season. (Largo de S. Francisco).
An artificial ice rink, a carousel, a train, Santa’s house, Duendez Village, or areas serving Christmas-inspired cuisine, where there will be no shortage of traditional sweets for the season, revives this fairy-tale village once again.
Praça Natal Quarteira (Praça do Mar and Municipal Centre), in Quarteira, and Jardim dos Sonhos (Jardim das Comunidades), in Almancil will be other municipal spaces where Christmas magic reigns until January 1, with many reasons. He is not only interested in young children but in adults.
“Aldeia dos Sonhos” is open from December 4 to January 1 and is open from Tuesday to Friday and Sunday from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. Closed on Monday.
Entry is free, but it is necessary to present a digital vaccination certificate, in the form of a complete vaccination or recovery from illness, or a negative antigen test for COVID-19.
Mask use is mandatory for those over 12 years of age and spaces will be cleaned and disinfected frequently.
Food purchased inside the can must be eaten outside.
We are interested in the status of the epidemic and how it will develop in the coming weeks. However, we know that vaccination was key, so the context today is very different from what we experienced a year ago. That is why we have decided to implement this program, which is still far from the norm, but will allow us to bring our fellow citizens and those who visit the province these days a bit of the spirit of the season, while supporting our merchants. I appeal to everyone to be vigilant and to observe all preventive measures”, says the mayor of Lule, Vitor Alexo.
It should be noted that this emergency plan, which has received a positive opinion from the local health delegate with due authorization to implement these initiatives, must be updated as determined for the country, taking into account the evolution of the epidemic.
Lighting is also again a highlight of this Christmas entertainment program as a way to bring more luster to sites, create a unique atmosphere and promote traditional trade. In addition to the major urban centers, all parish benches will be decorated with details referring to the court, to welcome the Christmas spirit.
Praça da República, in front of the City Hall, will be one of the main attractions for those who want to appreciate the art and beauty of lighting.
Here will be the “Panda das Reindeer” led by Maestro São Nicolau, a five-piece sculptural installation, which every night will light up the commercial heart of Loli.
Unlike Christmas, Lule municipality has chosen not to hold other events as part of the festivities.
For the second year in a row, the New Year’s Eve concert, in Quarteira, with the Expensive Soul band, will be canceled in order to reduce the risk of possible infection as this is an event conducive to contacts and social gatherings.
However, the municipality of Loulé will maintain the traditional fireworks display, in a different way than usual, as it is planned to launch from different points on Quarteira Beach, to avoid people concentrating. March.
The “Bolo-Rei Gigante” initiative, scheduled for Three Kings Day, January 6, will not take place in 2022.