Visit our Christmas Village and let yourself be embraced by the Christmas spirit!


Welcome to Forum Algarve's magical Christmas!

Forum Algarve hosts the most magical time of the year! From November 11th to January 7th, get ready for a Christmas adventure that will delight the whole family.


This year our Christmas Village turns into an authentic book of Christmas stories, literally. It’s a giant book that opens the doors to this enchanting world.

When you enter, you will have the opportunity to take a photo with the old man with the white beard, write a letter with all your Christmas wishes and bring Christmas characters to life in the workshops, through the various drawings we have to color.


Furthermore, they will be able to meet a very special character: the Polar Bear, who will sing and tell short stories and there will also be a magical carousel for the little ones.


And, as could not be missed, you will also be able to take with you the 17th edition of Gui’s Book, which tells us about his most recent adventure: creating a solidarity garden with his GOMAS friends at school and discovering the incredible powers of nutrition healthy!


The usual creative school competition, which involves students from schools in the municipality, will also be back. This year, the classes give free rein to their imagination through Gui’s adventure, with the challenge of decorating a fruit or vegetable that will be on display at the Center throughout the Christmas Campaign and will be voted on by our visitors.


To vote, it is necessary to present an invoice (with NIF) for a purchase made at Forum Algarve during the Christmas Campaign period (11 November 2023 and 7 January 2024) at the Information Desk, regardless of the value of the invoice.

1invoice = 1 vote


Finally, to make this Christmas truly extraordinary, our Ice Rink couldn’t be missing! The place where magic happens and where unique memories are created, both with family and friends!


Check the timetables and other information below to have fun with us this Christmas!

Christmas Village Schedules

From November 11th to December 15th
  • Monday to Thursday: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm



  • 11 November: 12:00 – 22:00
  • November 30th and December 7th (holiday eve): 10:30 am – 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • December 1st and 8th (holiday): 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
From 16th to 31st December
  • Monday to Friday: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 am – 10:00 pm


  • 24th and 31st December: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • December 25th and January 1st: Closed
From January 2nd to 7th
  • Tuesday to Friday: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Santa Claus Schedules

From November 11th to 30th
  • Monday to Friday: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 1pm / 3pm – 8:30pm
From December 1st to 23rd
  • Monday to Friday: 11am – 1pm / 4pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 1pm / 3pm – 8:30pm



  • December 1st and 8th (holiday): 11:00 am – 1:00 pm / 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • December 24: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ice Rink Schedule

From November 11th to December 15th
  • Monday to Thursday: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 2pm – 11pm
  • Saturday and Holidays: 11am – 11pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 10pm



  • November 11th and 30th and December 7th: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
From December 16th to 25th
  • Monday to Friday: 11am – 1pm / 3pm – midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 – 24:00



  • December 24: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • December 25: Closed
From December 26th to January 2nd
  • Monday to Friday: 11am – 1pm / 3pm – 11pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 11pm



  • December 31: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • January 1st: Closed
  • January 2nd: 11am – 1pm / 3pm – 10pm
From January 3rd to 7th
  • Monday to Thursday: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 2pm – 11pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 11pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 10pm

Ice Rink Ticket Office

Tickets for the Ice Rink are available for purchase at the Forum Algarve Information Desk or at

  • Ice Rink Ticket (20 minutes): €4
  • Skating support equipment: €1
  • Family Pack (4 Ice Rink tickets + 2 support equipment tickets): €16

Rules for Using the Ice Rink

1. As users of the Ice Rink, users automatically accept the aforementioned standards, as well as the instructions given by the monitors.

2. Tickets are sold on Ticketline or at the Forum Algarve Information Desk, at the time indicated on site.

3. The ticket is valid for any day, within the track’s opening hours.

4. Ticket Price (20min of use):

– Ice Rink Ticket – 4€

– Skating Support Equipment: Foca – €1*

– Family Pack (4 Ice Rink Tickets + 2 Seal or Reindeer tickets) – €16

*Note: Skating Support equipment does not entitle you to use the rink. It is necessary to purchase 1 Ice Rink Ticket.

5. The maximum user capacity on the Ice Rink is 50 people;

6. Entry to the track without skates is not permitted;

7. For safety reasons, only people at least 3 years old are permitted to enter the Ice Rink. Children aged 3 to 5 years (inclusive) can only use the track if they are accompanied by an adult (one ticket per person must be purchased);

8. When using the Ice Rink, children aged 6 and up to 12 years old are advised to be accompanied by an adult on the rink and in the preparation area.

9. Entry to the Preparation Zone is only permitted for Users with a ticket, except as indicated in point 8;

10. The Ice Rink Staff is not responsible for any children on the premises;

11. Access to the Ice Rink is only via a designated route;

12. Skates, helmets and skating support “seals” are subject to availability at the time and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis;

13. The use of a helmet is recommended for all users;

14. Skating with exposed knees and/or elbows is not recommended;

15. The use of gloves is recommended inside the Ice Rink;

16. Users must wait for the entrance/exit indication of the Ice Rink, announced by the monitor;

17. Users must use the facilities and equipment for the exclusive use for which they are intended and respect other users of the space, being responsible for any damages caused to third parties due to intent or negligence;

18. It is expressly prohibited:

– Sit in the bounding stalls

– Eating and/or drinking inside the track

– Using a cell phone and headphones while skating

– The use of personal objects inside the track, such as: cameras, video cameras, umbrellas, among others

– Circulate in a group holding hands

– Throw ice

– Carry out pirouettes or reach speeds that endanger the safety of users

19. The Ice Rink may be temporarily closed without prior notice for reasons of: safety, cleaning or maintenance;

20. Circulation within the entire skating area of ​​the Ice Rink venue must be in the direction indicated by the monitors;

21. Using the Ice Rink implies knowledge of how to handle skates on the part of users and the rules of general use, so the organization is not responsible for any accident that may occur as a result of misuse;

22. People who are clearly drunk or under the influence of drugs will not be allowed to use the Ice Rink;

23. In any situation that is not covered by these rules of use, users must obey the recommendations of the venue monitors;

24. The Organization will not be responsible for the theft, disappearance or damage of personal objects inside the Ice Rink or in its support area;

25. Pregnant women are prohibited from using the Ice Rink.

26. Appointments from Children’s Groups (Schools or ATL’s) are accepted via email to: Until December 15th, the Ice Rink will only operate in the morning according to these appointments and for the exclusive use of this type of groups.