Christmas is approaching at a fast speed: this year Christmas lights are up and on around Central Lisbon and many people are about to start making Christmas plans, setting Christmas trees up, and get going with buying some presents.
Last year I worked hard to create a list of local businesses for family gifts, with the aim of supporting local commerce while also keeping Christmas shopping more sustainable which you will find at the end of this post.
This year I would like to share where to find real or faux Christmas trees, the best Christmas Markets, where to find festive food, and again my list of local brands and shops for family gifts!
Click on the images for more info on each event. Do you have any further questions? Just ping me with an email .(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christmas Trees – Real and faux
A Sustainable project that rents locally sourced trees cut through forests management program to avoid rural fires. All proceeding goes to Firefighters stations.
Check their page
My Natal delivers real Christmas trees all around Portugal for free and promise to plant 3 new trees for each tree sold. They sell these two kinds: Nordmann and Epícea abies.
Horta de Campo Grande
You can find a great selection of plants and decorations at this amazing Garden store in Campo Grande. There you can also find Christmas decorations and other plants for your home. Delivery available
Mercado da Ribeira (Time out Market)
There are many flower shops inside Mercado da Ribeira/Time out and they sell typical Christmas trees (Nordmann). The price: approximately 50 euros for a 1.5 m tree. Check A Vida Portuguesa for some Made in Portugal Gifts.
El Corte Ingles (Faux tree)
On the 6th Floor of El Corte Ingles, you find this year’s Christmas Department. Apart from all sorts of decorations, you can choose among different faux Christmas trees of different colors, shapes, and heights.
PlantaLivre can deliver Christmas trees and collect them after Christmas through their campaign Pinheiro Vivo. Check their website for more info about this service
Loja Consigo is a Mercearia in Calçada da Estrela that does weekly deliveries. You can also book your Christmas tree that Goffredo will deliver to your door everywhere in Central Lisbon.
Available with and without pot.
Flores no Cais
Flores no Cais is a flower shop with few branches in SUL and also available online: they are selling Christmas trees starting from 80€, with 1 day delivery in whole Portugal.
Each plant sold, they will replant 3 new.
This lovely historical shop in Chiado sells a small quantity of real Christmas trees throughout the Christmas season in the shop. You can also book Christmas flowers decoration for your house in the shop or online.
Christmas Tree from Tapada de Mafra
Do you like nature and adventures? You can visit Tapada de Mafra and get a Christmas tree there. Only 10 euros!
Ornaments and House Decorations
Saudade Flores is our favorite go-to place for flowers and Christmas decorations. They are creating amazing Christmas wreaths and advent centerpieces. They have two shops, São Bento and Campo de Ourique and they deliver in Central Lisbon too.
El Corte Ingles
El Corte ingles 6th floor has great decorations for the whole house, tree ornaments for all different styles and sizes, as well as tableware, nativities and much more. Toys are at -1 Floor
One of the best interior design shops in Lisbon sells lots of Christmas decorations and faux trees. Available in all branches shops around Lisbon (Amoreiras, Colombo, etc..)
Nikolaus • also at Mercado Natal Rossio
This Christmas shop is shining during the holidays: you find it close to Elevador de Santa Justa but they also have a big stand at Mercado de Natal Baixa in Praça Rossio.
Banema Studio is a design shop in Campo de Ourique: they sell high-quality Christmas decor, including tree ornaments. Also great for stylish Christmas presents.
D. Amélia – Flower Bar
This shop is inside the Citadela de Cascais and offers a wide variety of Christmas wreaths and decorations. Check their website for sizes and prices. Available also at winter Stylista Market 27th-28th November.
Prego sem Estopa
A lovely Shop in Bairro Alto, right next to Bica: great selection of Christmas decor, tree ornaments, as well as general interior decor.
Padaria da Gleba
Gleba bakes Panettoni all year round so it’s definitely the place to go for some Christmas Delicacies. Now available also typical Bolo Rei. You find Gleba in different parts of Lisbon including El Corte Ingles Chrismas Market.
Silvia and Goffredo runs their Merceria in Calçada da Estrela. They are taking orders for amazing Panettoni of all kinds from Italy, plus you can get everything delivered at your door.
El Corte Ingles
If you are looking for international Delicacies, El Corte Ingles 7th floor is the place to check. They have got Italian pasta, Belgian chocolate, Norwegian salmon and all the spices you can think of!
This small shop close to Jardim da Estrela can save you if you are looking for international ingredients for your Christmas parties. From British Xmas crackers to American banking products (namely chocolate chips).
Christmas Markets and Activities
Winter Stylista Market
Maria Guedes is hosting the biggest winter lifestyle market of the season in Estoril. Plenty of local brands of clothes, shoes, accessories, and decor.
Family fun at Praça Rossio: the Christmas village has many vendors, Dolls’ Hospital, Food stalls, Nikolaus Xmas shop, and a free Santa train that goes around Baixa all day. Open November 19th – December 19th
This Christmas fair in Parque Eduardo is back after a year of absence: Panoramic wheel, ice rink, horse carousels, and plenty of food vendors. From December 1st
Natal na Vila Cascais
Opening on November 27th, the Mercado de Natal Cascais will have Santa Parades, flowers, a lights show, a giant panoramic wheel, and a Xmas market. Starting November 27th
A Christmas Reign is opening in Sintra: an entire Xmas village in Parque da Liberdade, a market and lights decoration in Sintra main square and many activities for the whole family. More info here
Vila Natal Obidos
A fortified village becomes a Xmas Village. Plenty of activities and things to do for the whole family in Obidos. Opening on November 30th: read more here
Mercado de Natal Aldeia da Praia
A nice market on the beach of Praia da Maça: food and artisans vendor for a nice Christmas vibe. For more info check here
Go more Christmas activities and events here
Presents ideas for the whole family
Babies and Kids gifts suggestions
Great selection of gifts for kids 0-10 YO available on my blog at this link
Grown up gifts suggestions
More than 30 handpicked brands for partners and family friends gifts at this link
Sustainable shops – Family pictures – Miscellaneus
A lovely Shop in Bairro Alto, right next to Bica: great selection of Christmas decor, tree ornaments, as well as general interior decor. Link