Christmas 2023 and New Year at Vila Vita Parc

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What’s on this Christmas at Vila Vita Parc, Portugal. Welcome 2024 with a stylish New Year Gala at the outstanding Algarve resort. Enjoy Christmas gourmet delights and stylish good times, Christmas Markets and more. Discover the Vila Vita Parc Festive Programme for 2023 - 2024.  

Celebrate Christmas and the New Year with vibrant celebrations at VILA VITA Parc , immersing yourself in the lush surroundings, fabulous experiences and natural beauty of the resort's setting. With a stunning sea-front location, at Vila Vita Parc you can enjoy the bounties of the Algarve - fresh air to breathe, sunshine on your shoulders, fresh and healthy food to taste - along with the outstanding hospitality of this leading resort. This year the celebrations are infected with the iconic energy and sounds of the 70's and 80's - get ready for Vila Vita Fever!

  • Vila Vita Parc's Christmas and New Year Festive Programme is open to resort residents and non-residents alike. 
  • Below are some of the highlights of the festive programme – click on the links for more details 

Christmas Market 
A magical atmosphere to celebrate the festive season! Vila Vita Parc is dressed in its Christmas finery and welcomes you to the Piazetta for a festive market at the V-Life boutique shopping mall, on 21st and 22nd Dec. 2023, from 2pm.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at VILA VITA Parc
Beautiful at any time of year, the resort is particularly lovely when dressed in its Christmas finery, with magical lighting and festive decorations. And of course, Santa will make an appearance!

VILA VITA Parc offers multiple different dining options to celebrate Christmas Eve. You can opt for a traditional Portuguese lunch at Adega Restaurant, beachside dining at Arte Nautica and Praia Dourada, or treat yourself to a unique gastronomical experience at two Michelin star Ocean Restaurant, where Chef Hans Neuner crafts a special gourmet menu.

For Christmas Day, there are multiple options for lunch and dinner to celebrate the big day, ranging from a traditional Bavarian meal at the Biergarten to contemporary Japanese fine-dining at Mizu Teppanyaki. Ocean Restaurant** will serve a Christmas gourmet menu.

Christmas Week
Make the most of those days between Christmas and New Year by enjoying some of the unique and different experiences at the resort.

Cave do Vinhos  - Wine Cellar Dining Experience
The Cave dos Vinhos – the amazing wine cellar that is 8 metres underground beneath the resort’s gardens – will host wine tasting and dining experiences from 26th to 30th Dec. each afternoon. This really is something special. The cellar is home to thousands of bottles of wine from around the world, including rare and priceless editions. The sommelier will happily share his knowledge while you dine on a special menu in one of the most unique locations in Portugal.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
Send 2023 on its way and strut into 2024 in style. The Vila Vita Fever festive programme is all about celebrating of life. Add some gloss and sparkle to the last moments of the year at the black-tie Grand Gala, a New Year’s Eve extravaganza with live music and a superb Gala menu. There’s a late-night snack to keep you going and the option of a New Year’s Day Brunch too.
Gourmands can enjoy a unique gourmet menu including wine pairing at Michelin star Ocean Restaurant**.
At midnight, as 2023 ticks away, there will be an enthralling fireworks display in the gardens.

Find out more about New Year's Eve at VILA VITA Parc.
To book your spot or find out more about these and other upcoming events, see the full Festive Programme.

Or for more information and bookings contact or call +351 282 310 100

In 2022, Vila Vita Parc celebrated 30 years of excellence, bringing style, substance, and an assured elegance to hospitality in the Algarve, setting the trends in gastronomy, sustainability, and excellence in travel experiences. Today, VILA VITA Parc is widely considered to be one of the very best resorts in Europe and the world.