Christmas has arrived at Forum Algarve!

From November 12th 2022 to January 8th 2023, live the most magical time of the year.

We open the doors to the most magical time of the year, full of surprises for the youngest and the family.

This year, Aldeia Natal has a space that reflects Gui’s latest adventure on his trip through Portugal, so you’ll find some of the main monuments of our country and get to know a little about our history.

In addition to Santa Claus, who will be waiting for the little ones for the traditional photograph, this year the Christmas Village has one more surprise: the reindeer Rodolfo will also be present and promises to be very musical!

There is also a space for children to write their letter to Santa Claus and deliver it to the old man with the white beard.

As in other years, you can take home the 16th edition of the Livro do Gui that takes you on a journey from north to south of Portugal and where you can learn more about the country’s history.

This year the Book brings back a collectible component that will delight the youngest! With the delivery of the Book, a fold-out map of Portugal is offered, which must be filled in with the collection of monuments and characters from the history, and which will be delivered, free of charge, to the Christmas Village. To collect them, just visit the Forum Algarve every weekend until Christmas and request the card with the detachable characters in our Christmas Village.

Each weekend, a card is delivered with different monuments and characters to collect, and in order to complete the collection, you can request the cards at 2 different times:

· Sheet 1 will be distributed on the weekend of November 12th and 13th and on the weekend of December 3rd and 4th;

· Sheet 2 will be distributed on the weekend of November 19 and 20 and on the weekend of December 10 and 11;

· Sheet 3 will be distributed on the weekend of November 26th and 27th and on the weekend of December 17th and 18th.

In addition to these activities, the usual creative contest will also be taking place, involving schools in the county with the Christmas dynamics in the shopping centre. This year the contest is dedicated to the main theme of Gui’s book: Portugal, and the challenge will be to decorate a map of the country that will be voted on by the visitors of the Center.

To vote, it is only necessary to present an invoice (with TIN) for a purchase made at Forum Algarve during the Christmas Campaign (November 12, 2022 and January 8, 2023) at the Information Desk, regardless of the amount of the invoice.

1 invoice = 1 vote

In addition to all this, the Ice Rink is back, which promises to bring children and adults together for moments of great fun!

Unique days are expected, with lots of animation and family memories!

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CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE SCHEDULES

From November 12th to December 16th

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:30 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 21:00
  • Friday: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10h00 – 21h00

 

  • From December 17th to January 8th
    Monday to Friday: 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00

 

December 24: closes at 6pm

December 25: closed

December 31: closes at 6pm

January 1: closed

SANTA CLAUS SCHEDULES

From November 12th to November 30th

  • Monday to Friday: 17:30 – 20:30
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 20:30

 

From December 1st to December 23rd

  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 20:30
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm / 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

December 24: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

ICE RINK

ICE RINK SCHEDULES

From the 12th to the 30th of November

  • Opening day November 12: 14:00 – 23:00
  • Monday to Thursday: 14:00 – 22:00
  • Friday: 14:00 – 23:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • 30 November (holiday eve): 14:00 – 23:00

 

From December 1st to December 16th

  • Monday to Friday: 14:00 – 23:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Holidays December 1st and 8th: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

 

December 17th to 31st

  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 23:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • December 24: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • December 31: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Closed December 25th and January 1st

 

January 02 to 08

  • Monday to Thursday: 14:00 – 22:00
  • Friday: 14:00 – 23:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • January 2: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm / 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TICKET OFFICE

  • Ice Rink Ticket (20 minutes) – €3
    Seal/Rena ticket (skating support equipment) -1€
    Family Pack – 13€ (4 Ice Rink Tickets + 2 Seal/Reindeer Tickets for simultaneous use)

    Tickets are on sale at the Forum Algarve Information Desk and on the Ticket Line.

RULES OF USE

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

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

3. The ticket is valid for any day within the runway’s operating period.

4. The maximum capacity of users on the Ice Rink is 50 people;

5. It is not allowed to enter the track without skates;

6. For security reasons, entry to the Ice Rink is only allowed to people with a minimum of 3 years of age. Children from 3 to 5 years old (inclusive) can only use the track if they are accompanied by an adult (purchase of a ticket per person is required);

7. For the use of the Ice Rink by children from 5 to 12 years old, it is advisable to accompany them by 1 adult, in the preparation area;

8. Entry to the preparation area is only allowed to users with a ticket, except as indicated in point 8;

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

10. Access to the Ice Rink is made only by a determined route;

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

12. Helmet use is recommended for all users;

13. Skating on exposed knees and/or elbows is not recommended;

14. The use of gloves is advised inside the Ice Rink;

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

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

17. It is expressly prohibited:

· Sit in the bounding stalls

· Eating and/or drinking inside the track

· The use of mobile phones 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

· Shoot ice

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

19. Circulation within the entire skating area of ​​the Ice Rink must be carried out in the direction indicated by the monitors;

20. The use of the Ice Rink implies knowledge of the handling of skates by the users and the rules of general use, so the organization is not responsible for any accident that may occur, resulting from misuse;

21. The use of the Ice Rink will not be allowed by people who are notoriously intoxicated or under the influence of the use of narcotics;

22. In any situation that is not provided for in these rules of use, users must comply with the recommendations of the enclosure’s monitors;

23. The Organization will not be responsible for the theft, disappearance or damage of personal objects inside the ice rink or in the support area thereto;

24. At the ticket office, priority is given to the elderly over 65 years of age or with noticeable limitations, pregnant women and people with disabilities and who present proof of disability equal to or greater than 60%. If there are several people in the circumstances described above in the same queue, the service will be carried out on a first-come, first-served basis;

25. Bookings from Children’s Groups (Schools or ATL’s) are accepted, via email to: pistaforumalgarve@gmail.com. Until December 16th, the Ice Rink will only be open in the morning due to these appointments and for the exclusive use of this type of groups.