Market Night in Funchal, Madeira Island
The Market Night Party is one of the most important events happening in December. It takes place in the 23rd December, in Mercado dos Lavradores (Labor’s Market), Funchal downtown, and lasts all night long. This party hosts people from all over the island and also tourists who want to experience Madeiran traditional nightlife. The streets are filled with bars serving traditional drinks, namely “poncha”, (made of sugar cane rum, sugar cane honey, and lemon juice), “cidra” (it is a drink with low alcohol graduation and is made of apple which is smashed by wooden mill), “sangria” (it consists of red wine, orange juice, lemonade, sugar and fine cuts of several fruits) and dry wine. Besides, there will be also serving the famous “carne de vinho e alhos” (pork spiced with wine and garlic). This is a night full of joy and happiness, where people gather together, singing Christmas carols, dancing, and drinking, creating a real festive spirit. Besides, there are stalls with regional fruits and vegetables, which are available all night long. Here, locals and tourists have the opportunity to buy fresh fruit at a good price. Our accommodations are an ideal starting point and we will be pleased to give you the best advice. So, come and visit Madeira Rural accommodations at www.madeirarural.com.
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