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Local time: 29th Nov 07:17

Weather Averages for Funchal in December

image Temperature 64°F


image Low Temperature 59°F


image High Temperature 68°F


image Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
image Rainfall 90mm
Rainfall days 16 days
image Sea Temperature 0°F


Averages for Funchal in December

Just like the previous months, December is one of the coolest and wettest times of the year to visit Funchal, Madeira. During this month the resort experiences temperatures of up to 20°C at the warmest point of the day, ideal for getting out and about and exploring the resort. Evenings can cool down to a chilly 15°C after sunset, so be prepared and bring a warm coat with you.

Christmas is celebrated in Funchal in December, just like it is in the rest of Europe. This month is a brilliant time to stroll around the resort to see all the festive decorations and lights. As well as the adornments, Funchal also comes to life with a number of street markets during the Christmas season, which are perfect for picking up some gifts or souvenirs.

Funchal is the place to be for New Year’s Eve. The resort’s firework display is regarded as one of the best in the world and even features in the Guinness Book of Records. Make sure you head to the bay before midnight so you find a good spot to watch them.

The tallest sea cliff in Europe is found in Funchal and is a must-visit. You can catch a taxi to take you to the top of Cabo Girao, where you’ll be awarded with incredible views that stretch out over the sea, so don’t forget your camera.

Ocean Gardens is ideal for couples and families looking for accommodation in Funchal Madeira. This hotel features a wide selection of suites and rooms, ensuring there is something suitable for all group sizes, tastes and pockets.

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December events in Funchal

Public Hoilday

Restoration of Independence

1st December 2014

On 1st December 1640, the country regained its independence once again by expelling the Spanish during the Portuguese Restoration of Independence War.



Christmas Lights

8th December 2014 to 6th January 2015

Christmas and New Year celebrations in Madeira offer a varied programme of cultural, folk and artistic events. The festive season starts in December when Funchal’s streets are magnificently decorated and the colourful lights are switched on in the city’s main streets until early January.



Childbirth Mass

16th December 2014 to 24th December 2014

It is the celebration of the nine months of pregnancy of the Virgin Mary.



Market Night

23rd December 2014

Going to the Farmers Market on the night of the 23rd December is already a tradition. Early in the night, groups gather by the fish square and the humming of the traditional Christmas songs begins. Folk groups start dancing everywhere and music bands spread throughout the streets, together with the locals.


Grand Firework Display

31st December 2014

New Years Eve is celebrated is Funchal with a grand fireworks display.



Sao Silvestre Race

28th December 2014

This event is a traditional long distance race round Funchal city, one of the oldest races in Europe.


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