If you're in town on the 28 th you will also catch the annual Sao Silvestre race, a long-distance race around the city of Funchal and one of the oldest races in Portugal.
New Year Break
If you're already busy with New Year plans at home, then you can always book a short getaway for early in the New Year to make sure you've got a sunshine break ahead to get you through the cold winter months. Cheap holidays to Majorca and Southern Spain are available in the Spring, so you can top up your tan and be the first to show off your summer glow. Greece is also a great place to catch the first rays of sun as the winter fades away, so book a Rhodes or a Crete holiday early to get the best deal and to fend off the New Year blues.
SOURCE Direct Holidays