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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Funchal to be lit by 1.6 million lights at Xmas, New Year




Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, Nov. 25,2022 (Lusa) – About 1.6 million lamps will be switched on from December 1 in Funchal, marking the beginning of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, announced the regional secretariat of tourism and culture of Madeira on Friday.
The Christmas lights will colour the centre and surroundings of Funchal between 1 December and 8 January, the regional secretariat said in a statement sent to Portuguese news agency Lusa, stressing that, this year, "around 1.6 million lamps will light up the streets, buildings and different parts of the city".
Among some of the novelties for this year, the authority highlights the projections of video 'mapping' on the corner of the Cathedral of Funchal and the north wall of the Palace of São Lourenço.
The CR7 square "will be improved, offering more space to visit the decorations", and in Praça do Povo a Christmas tree measuring 30 metres will be erected, "which functions as a 'photobooth'".
At the Funchal pier, an electronically animated tunnel will provide visitors with "a walk between the waters towards an angel placed at the end of the pier".
On the other hand, some spaces in the city will have different interactive technologies, namely augmented reality, which, "through a mobile application, will present animated Christmas figures synchronised with music".
Some places will also have sensory technologies that trigger different animations in the lighting with the presence or passage of people.
In this edition of Christmas and New Year's festivities, the lights will switch on at 18:00 and will be switched off at 01:00 on most days, unlike previous years, when they usually switched off at 02:00, in order to reduce energy consumption.
There are, however, exceptions for December 23, 24 and 31, with the illuminations being switched off at 06:00, and on December 25 and 30 they will be switched off at 04:00.
The regional tourism office said it has been concerned about energy consumption for several years, pointing out that the electricity bill consumed by Christmas lights in Madeira's capital has been reduced by around 70% in 10 years, "as a result of the growing focus on ever more economical and environmentally friendly lights".
"This situation did not imply a decrease in the distribution of lights. On the contrary, it has even registered growth and innovations every year", they add.
The 'Little Christmas Market', located every year on the Central Square of Avenida Arriaga, will also be open between 1 December and 8 January.
It opens every day at 10:00, closing at 01:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 00:00 on all other days. There are also exceptions for 23, 30 and 31 December, closing at 04:00. On 25 December and 1 January it will be closed and on Christmas Eve it will close at 18:00.
The online lighting of Funchal's amphitheatre, the decoration of the trees in the city streets, parks and roundabouts, as well as the lighting of the borders, balconies and lintels of public and private buildings and of the three rivers that cross downtown are some of the features that usually mark the Christmas season and are a great attraction for residents and visitors.
The regional government has launched two public tenders, worth a total of €3.9 million (including VAT), for the design, construction, assembly and dismantling of the Christmas and New Year's Eve lights in 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 and Carnival lights in the next two years.
The lights are the responsibility of the companies LuxStar, Iluminações Teixeira Couto and Castros - Iluminações Festivas.
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Agency : LUSA

Date : 2022-11-26 00:30:00







 

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