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Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Ericeira

December, the final month of the year, with its unique characteristics, is a time for reflection, family union, and planning. With a gentle chill, this time of the year unveils a different kind of beauty and charm in the village of Ericeira. While summer may be the peak tourist season, December brings a unique tranquility to this surfer's paradise.

This month is characterized by mild temperatures, making it an ideal destination for those who prefer cooler weather without the biting cold of northern winters. The air is crisp, and the sea breezes add a refreshing touch to your coastal experience.

One of the perks of visiting Ericeira in December is the tranquility that embraces its beaches. The usually bustling surf spots transform into quiet havens, offering a peaceful retreat for both seasoned surfers and those seeking the beauty of untouched shores. With fewer visitors, you can relish the waves and the stunning coastline in a more intimate setting.

The cozy cafés and restaurants, adorned with festive decorations, invite you to savor local delicacies and warm beverages. Enjoy Portuguese pastries, sip on a cup of velvety espresso, and immerse yourself in the warmth of local hospitality.

December in Ericeira brings about breathtaking sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean. Head to the cliffs or the beachfront to witness nature's masterpiece as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of orange, pink, and purple.

And then there is New Year's Eve, with fireworks over the Atlantic coaston “Praia dos Pescadores”, open bars and restaurants, music on the streets, and a lot of people gathering together to celebrate a new beginning. It is advised to book a restaurant days before!

Merry Christmas and happy New Year 2024!


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