Celebrate Christmas Vacations in Brazil
Throughout Brazil, Christmas is celebrated like in Europe and Northern America, with the traditional decoration, lights in all buildings and houses, christmas trees and exchanging presents. The peak moment is still Christmas Eve. In Brazil, Chistmas Eve has the Missa do Galo (Midnight Mass) in churches and after that Brazilians join the entire family where gifts are exchanged.
Christmas Day, 25 December, remains an official holiday in Brazil. People recover from the festivities of the night before and spend more time with family.
If you are looking to celebrate the Christmas holidays in style, Rio de Janeiro is, no doubt, the top brazilian destination for that.
Around 1 December, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is decorated with the world’s largest and amazing floating Christmas tree, with 85 meter high, with millions of LEDs. Each year the Rio de Janeiro Christmas tree has a different theme and each year cariocas and foreigners are surprised by an unforgettable Christmas spirit. When the lights are ON, everyone feel that magical moment with fireworks, music and dance, being a special moment which attracts thousands of Cariocas and tourists alike.
When we talk about New Year, for sure everyone knows that Rio de Janeiro has the top night in the entire world. Is a time of renewal. Almost everyone dress in white and take a bath in the sea “to clean and renovate” energies, symbolically, for the next year. In Rio, the celebration is a extravagant style! Highlight is the famous fireworks show over the beach of Copacabana.
But if you rather prefer a traditional Christmas or at least more calm, Ilha Grande and Angra dos Reis are the perfect retreat in Brazil. The small and untouchable island of Ilha Grande, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state is a real relax and winter sun destination. Is about 150 kilometers east from Rio de Janeiro city, where you can do hikings through the jungle and meet the impressive waterfalls.
Or the fantastic Angra dos Reis, where you can enjoy the warm crystal clear waters, exclusive beaches or simply enjoy a delicious Christmas cocktail. exclusive vacations for exclusive foreigners.
Feliz Natal (Merry Christmas) wherever you are in Brazil!