ÓBIDOS CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
NOVEMBER 30, 2016 TO JANUARY 1, 2017
Once upon a time there was a Christmas Village!
Once upon a time there was a Christmas Village, full of enchanted tales, where the 20,000 leagues are the distance from here to the moon, where Alice, the Nutcracker, and the Little Prince live on a planet of wonders and Puss the Cat and Santa walk in boots… Characters that all come together in Óbidos for another memorable Christmas event.
Óbidos Vila Natal will have surprising Christmas shows that will take place on two different stages; Between puppets and jugglers, theater and entertainment, everyone can enjoy moments of laughter and pure entertainment.
Desenha-me uma ovelha! (bYfurcação Teatro)
Draw me a sheep! [Theater]
The adventures and misadventures of a little boy who, to save his Rose, travels the universe in search of hope. In the end he discovers that sometimes we value things only when we lose them. No matter how many times the universe turns, we are only really happy around those who captivate us. A fable about love and solitude, where the essential is invisible to the eyes.
Around the music planet (The Fifth Wheel)
In a paper boat a captain sails around the world looking for music and dance. A puppet show that provides movement, joy and humor, with hilarious moments, and many smiles and laughter. Different characters produced in paper, amuse us with tap dance, cabaret, and rock / pop songs.
Palco Volta ao Mundo
Os Sonhos Tornam-se Reais (Rabbit Hole)
Dreams Come True [Comedy Circus]
In a world where everything is possible, time is misplaced and reality dwells in a dream. In a romantic and entertaining landscape, two dreamers live in search of the magic of life. During their journey, they prove to us that all dreams can be real.
A Menina que detestava livros (Umbigo – Companhia de Teatro)
The Girl who hated books [Theater]
This is the story of Mina, a girl who lives surrounded by books at home, but who hates to read. Max, her cat, also cannot stand books. One day he drops a pile of them on the floor and several characters begin to come out from inside the books, forcing Mina to read them, so they can return to the pages. After this adventure, will Mina continue to hate books? The girl who hated books is a play that invites visitors to share a moment of entertainment. Fun for all ages.
These diversions will allow for moments of great joy … It is possible to skate in the ice of the 20 thousand leagues under the sea, go to the Moon with Tintin on the Ice Ramp, whirl with the White Rabbit on the Carousel and meet the Nutcracker on the Train, as well as learn about the distant planets, guided by the Little Prince … Visitors can fight with the King of the Rats, learn how play chess or croquet, among other activities…Also, a tour to Santa Clause’s Library is a must see.
BIBLIOTECA DO PAI NATAL
Between books and manuscripts, the library collects stories and adventures, and especially this year, Santa Clause invited several characters to keep him company in this Christmas Village: Alice, the Mad Hatter, Tintin, the Little Prince… To the white-bearded lord you can confess if you were good or bad … and then give Santa your Christmas wish list. Free with ticket.
TRILHO DO GATO DAS BOTAS_Tree climbing
On a trail of caves and escarpments, dare to climb from tree to tree, challenging nature … Attention: you can´t let your feet touch the ground! … Help Puss in Boots conquer the castle and be the Marquis of Carabás for a moment!! (> 4 | ≤12) Entry: € 1.50
LÉGUAS DE GELO_Ice Skating Rink
Glide on the cooler trail, among sea monsters, giant octopuses, seals and icebergs… This adventure on ice will make both the most experienced or first timers captains of the submarine Nautilus from 20 thousand leagues under the sea.
Capacity: 44 people | (≥6) Admission: € 4 (20m)
OBJETIVO: LUA_Ice ramp
On this launch pad, imagine that you accompany Tintin, the famous adventurous young man; Take off in an atomic rocket on an adventurous journey to the Moon, you will glide in a high-speed float on ice.
(≥4) Free with ticket
VOLTAS DO COELHO_Carousel
The White Rabbit, who always seems to be late for something, invites you to take a ride on his beautiful carousel … turning round and round and round, offering a good time for the kids and adults.
Capacity: 27 people | Admission: € 1,50
CROQUET DA RAINHA DE COPAS_Croquet Game
Learn how to play Croquet, knocking balls around hoops with the main characters from Alice’s world. Have fun in this game and pretend you’re one more card from the Queen of Heart’s deck.
(≥3) Free with ticket.
CASA INVERTIDA_Chess Workshops
Educational chess In this space that challenges reality, visitors can learn more about the history of chess as well master the pieces and some plays. Here you will meet the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen or White Rabbit.
Capacity: 20 people | (30m) Entry: € 1 / participant | 4 € / family price (3 children (≤12) + 2 adults) | € 0.30 / student (prior appointment for school groups)
Imagine that you drank Alice’s potion, and that your height was reduced to 10 centimeters … now you are the smallest! Move the giant pieces and play with your friends on this board.
(≥3) Free with ticket
CONTOS DA SORTE_Fair Games
At the Straw, Wood, Brick and Lake Houses, the Three Little Pigs and the Ugly Duckling invite you to try your luck at our traditional fair games and take fun prizes home.
(≥6) Each ticket: €1
JARDIM DA ALICE_Facial Paintings
Here all the children will be able to play pretend, embodying various characters, from the world of Alice to the main characters of Christmas!
(≤12) Free with ticket
VOLTA AO MUNDO EM 0,8 MINUTOS_Slide
Dare to fearlessly climb high, descend to a low point on a thread … Imagine yourself traveling around the world! From above, only you can overlook the Christmas Village and feel the thrill of the descent.
(≥6) Admission: €1,50
TRIBUNA DO REI DOS RATOS_ Cotton Swab Game
You are the King of Rats and you will dethrone your opponent with a giant cotton swab! Become the champion of this story.
(≥3) Free with the ticket
VIAGEM DO QUEBRA NOZES_Train
Between the Candy Kingdom, the Soldiers and the Giant Walnut, the train carriage slides along the rail, always at work, where the little ones can be drivers or passengers on this fun trip.
Capacity: 20 people | Admission: €1,50
PLANETÁRIO DO PEQUENO PRÍNCIPE_Planetarium
Come and learn about distant planets and unknown orbits. Travel through time and space, learn to look at the sky and discover the mysteries of the Universe…
(≥3) Free with the ticket
ENTERTAINMENT / CHARACTERS (FunnyDays)
Throughout the event different characters help build the Christmas spirit. From the book, a story is born and history inhabits our imagination with its characters, landscapes and plots, fantasies and dreams that make us travel, discovering new realities and worlds, characters and personalities. For years, writers have populated our childhood with works that have stood the test of time and spanned generations. In this event we remember scenarios and characters of some of the most well-known children’s stories to awaken the spirit in each one of us.
Included in general ticket
Palco Principezinho – Shows
Palco Volta ao Mundo_Shows
Biblioteca do Pai Natal – Santa Clause’s Library
Objetivo: Lua ≥ 4 – Ice skating rink
Jardim da Alice ≤12 – Face painting
Planetário do Pequeno Príncipe ≥4 – Planetarium
Tribuna do Rei dos Ratos ≥3 – Cotton Swab Game
Croquet da Rainha de Copas ≥3 – Croquet
Xeque-Mate ≥4 – Chess game
Not included in general ticket
Léguas de Gelo ≥6 – 4€ / Ice Skating rink
Viagem do Quebra Nozes ≤12 – 1,50€ / Train
Voltas do Coelho 1,50€ / Carousel
Contos da Sorte 1€ / each game / Fair Games
Volta ao mundo em 0,8 minutos ≥6 – 1,50€ / Slide
Trilho do Gato das Botas ≥4|≤12 – 1,50€ / 5 stations / Tree Climbing
Casa Invertida – 1€/person | 4€/family pack (3 children (≤12) + 2 adults) / Chess workshops
CHRISTMAS FESTIVE TRADITIONS
PRESÉPIO DE NATAL
CHRISTMAS NATVITY SCENE
CAPELA DE SÃO MARTINHO
Seven meters of miniature Nativity scenes are representative of Américo Barros’ multi-year effort to bring together dozens of figures in one creation. With recyclable materials he collects throughout the year, this nativity scene increases in size from year to year.
30 Nov 2016 to 1 Jan 2017
Opening hours: 10h00-13h00
10ª GRANDE EXPOSIÇÃO DE PRESÉPIOS
10th EXHIBITION OF NATIVITY SCENESCONVENTO DE SÃO MIGUEL_GAEIRAS
8 Dec 2016 to 6 Jan 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
8 Dezembro – 14h30
Performance of Coro da Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Ajuda and Banda da Sociedade Filarmónica e Recreativa Gaeirense
Opening of the Hall – Ferreira da Silva
10 Dezembro – 16h00
Talk with Tiago Moita
ESPAÇO Ó_RUA DA PORTA DA VILA
Product Demonstration, Workshops, Story Telling, Live Music
December 8 to 11
Opening Hours: 11h00-19h00
CÂNTICOS DO CICLO NATALÍCIO
SONGS OF THE BIRTH CYCLE
IGREJA DE SANTO ANDRÉ_ARELHO
Rancho Folclórico e Etnográfico do Arelho – Óbidos, Alta Estremadura;
Rancho Tradicional de Cinfães – (Lisboa), Douro Sul
December 18, 2016_16h00
• Outdoor event> The use of warm clothing is advised. Whenever climatic conditions warrant it, some amusements may be temporarily closed.
• Parking> There are 5 parking lots next to Óbidos, with capacity for more than 4 thousand vehicles.
• Recommended days to visit event> Whenever possible, we advise visitors to prefer weekdays, as at weekends lines are longer.
• Restaurants> Food trucks are located in the event and there are also several restaurants in the historic center. At the Tourist Office, visitors will have access to the entire listing as well its respective locations.
• Hotels> In the municipality of Obidos there are several hotels. At the Tourist Office you have access to the entire listing as well as its respective locations.
• Tourist Office> It is located next to the main car park, about 200 meters from the main entrance of Óbidos.
How to get to Óbidos:
The motorways A8 (Lisbon-Leiria) and A15 (Santarém-Óbidos), as well as the IP6 (Peniche-Óbidos) make access to Óbidos extremely easy.
We advise the following exits for a faster access to the car parks of the event:
A8 North – Exit 16 – Gaeiras / Óbidos
A8 South – Exit 15 – Óbidos