Christmas Cultural Events in Brazil

For those of you who will be remaining in Brazil over the Christmas/New Year holiday season there are a number of special cultural events all over the country. These are just a few of the bigger ones, if you want to take them in.


The entire city is decorated with lights and there is a huge parade, concerts, nativity scenes and light shows everywhere.

HSBC Christmas Choir - Curitiba- PR

Even if you don't live in or around Curitiba you won't have to leave the comfort of your livingroom to enjoy the annual carolling of the children at HSBC's Palácio Avenida. The event is televised all over Brazil. It's a spectacular event and I never miss it.

Christmas Tree - Parque Ibiripuera, São Paulo - SP

Lighting of the tree in São Paulo's spectacular Ibirapuera Park is accompanied by the illuminated, dancing waters of the fountains and a beautiful fireworks display.

Praça da Liberdade - Belo Horizonte - MG

Every year the Praça is decorated with thousands of lights making for a very spectacular display.

Christmas Tree of the Lagoon - Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Rio also has its own Christmas tree lighting ceremony complete with spectacular fireworks.

Roberto Carlos Christmas Special

Another 'armchair' event you won't need to leave home for. Brazil's most beloved singer Roberto Carlos puts on a televised special performance that features a number of stars.


Note: If there's a special cultural event during the Christmas holidays where you are please feel free to add the information here.