Christmas in São Paulo
In Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, the focus is on the decor of the malls that compete for the best decorated, with emphasis on the lyrical themes usually in the Shopping Patio Higienópolis and the true animated masterpieces of Shopping Iguatemi.
In addition, the streets light up each year and excel in bright decorations, giving the tourists an unprecedented spectacle because almost all the big city is adorned. Fields of picturesque towns like Campos do Jordão, for example, are beautifully decorated giving an European flavor to Christmas in Brazil. The Christmas decorations in Sao Paulo takes the streets, avenues, parks and monuments throughout the city. And so the population can enjoy all the programming, the City of São Paulo, in partnership with the São Paulo Turismo (SPTuris), promotes cultural tourism tours accompanied by guides who explain the history and decoration of the city. The tours start at the beginning of December until Christmas Eve.
The Turismetrô enshrined tours popular program that uses the subway as a means of transportation, provided by Sao Paulo Tourism (SPTuris) in partnership with the Metropolitan Company of São Paulo, presents a Christmas special script on the weekends of December. The tour invites the visitor to walk in points decorated for the holiday season, as the Largo São Francisco, the Museum of Sacred Art and Avenida Paulista. Bilingual guides accompany groups of up to 25 people, points of interest, which hosts artistic intervention program that explains the history and traditions of the city.
The Costumes: the decorations of the houses come in late November / early December, but every office and shop, also decorates. It is customary to have end-of-the-year meetings in workplaces, or among large families that promote the Secret Santa, a Western Christmas tradition, in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift. In Brazil it is called amigo secreto or amigo oculto (Secret Friend).
The 24th night is a very busy. The custom of the midnight mass still exists in most families, especially in small and medium-sized cities, more religious in nature. The cribs are part of the decoration and distinguishes the religious families. Christmas dinner is usually the highlight of the evening always rich in possessions of the family, always an opportunity to meet and toast to love. The most famous dishes are turkey, french toast, fruit cakes, Christmas cake, roasted chestnuts, various fruits, nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, raisins and fruit. Some say that eating dates at Christmas brings good luck. Grapes are the most served fruit. They open the presents after dinner and the party continues with many gifts and Christmas greeting. The next morning is to prepare for lunch. Many families leave the dinner served all day.
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Map of Christmas in São PauloAddress: Avenida Paulista Av. Paulista, 2202 - Paraíso, São Paulo
Activities near to Christmas in São Paulo
|CCBB - Bank of Brazil Culture Center (theater) -
Opened in April 21, 2001, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Sâo Paulo celebrates the success to have achieved its goal: to inject a greater vitality in the scene in São Paulo.
The CCBB São Paulo was built in 1901 at Alvares Penteado Street corner with Quitanda Street. Located in the historic heart of the city which is currently a path of pedestrians, the building was...|
Address: Rua Álvares Penteado, 112 - Centro
Distance: 18.82km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Maestro Francisco Paulo Russo Theater (theater) - The Maestro Francisco Paulo Russo Theater was opened in 1991.Designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, the theater is one of the best interior of the state, with capacity for 466 people. It has lighting system, freight elevator with a capacity of two tons, the scene of the Italian type and is suitable for dance performances, theater, orchestras and shows. Located in the city of Araras, the theater also has a 126 seat amphitheater. The theat...|
Address: Av. Dona Renata, 401 - Jardim Alto das Araras Araras - São Paulo, 13600-001, Brazil
Distance: 18.95km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Centro Cultural Sao Paulo (museum) -
Initially designed to house an extension of Mário de Andrade Library, Centro Cultural São Paulo suffered in the course of its construction, a series of changes to become one of the first multidisciplinary cultural venues in the country.
Opened in 1982, offers theater, dance and music, visual arts exhibitions, film and video projections, workshops, debates and courses, and maintains significant collections...|
Address: Centro Cultural São Paulo Rua Vergueiro, 1000 São Paulo
Distance: 26.20km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Casa Guilherme de Almeida (museum) -
Opened in March 1979, houses a significant collection consisting of objects that belonged to the poet, translator, journalist and lawyer Paulo Guilherme de Almeida (1890-1969), one of the masterminds of the Brazilian modernist movement.
The museum is housed in the residence where he lived from 1946 until the year of his death. The House of Paulo Guilherme de Almeida - whose main objective is to promote knowledge of the...|
Address: Rua Macapa 187 Bairro do Sumare, São Paulo, Brazil
Distance: 58.35km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Municipal Theatre of São Paulo (theater) - Open to the public on September 12, 1911, the Teatro Municipal of São Paulo was begun eight years earlier, in 1903. Designed by Cláudio Rossi and Rossi designed by Domitian, was opened by the opera Hamlet, by Ambroise Thomas, to a crowd of 20,000 people who crowded the Ramos de Azevedo Square, in downtown Sao Paulo. With this, the city began to integrate the script of the big international shows.The site was designed along the lines o...|
Address: Praca Ramos de Azevedo s/n - Centro, 01037-010, São Paulo, Brazil
Distance: 76.97km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Hopi Hari (activity) -
A very popular and very big theme park located in the city of Vinhedo, about one hour from downtown São Paulo. Hopi Hari offers many rides, from simple and child friendly rides to fast and furious rides for the adrenaline junkies. Various foods from snacks to a la carte are available within the park.
There are many shuttles and buses dedicated to taking people there. Ask your h...|
Address: Hopi Hari Rodovia dos Bandeirantes Km, 72 - Vinhedo, 13280-000
Distance: 95.96km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Wet and Wild São Paulo (activity) -
A water park of the American Wet'n Wild chain, just beside Hopi Hari, with 12 rides and many food shops. One of the largest water theme parks in Brazil, the Wet'n Wild was inaugurated on 10 October 1998 on the banks of the Bandeirantes Highway. It is located only 30 minutes from Sao Paulo and 15 minutes from Campinas.
Space displays the total area of 160,000 m², with capacity for ...|
Address: Acesso para Rodovia SP-348 Itupeva - São Paulo, Brazil
Distance: 98.20km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Procópio Ferreira Theater (theater) - A space at the height of the great performances, Teatro Procopio Ferreira is one of the most modern in the country.Currently, the theater has large hall plus Cultural "Mário Covas," an extension designed especially for small exhibitions and presentations prior to the concerts and shows.The bold design of the exterior gives way to comfort inside. Its capacity is for 437 seats, with ramps to facilitate access for the disabled.Its infrast...|
Address: Rua S Bento, 415 - Tatuí, 18270-820, Brazil
Distance: 110.44km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Brasileiro de Escultura Museum (museum) -
The MuBE - Brazilian Sculpture Museum is a private institution of public interest, created to promote art in its various segments, sculpture, painting, photography, graffiti, drawing, music, cinema. Located in Sao Paulo, home to an extensive schedule, with special attention to the sculptural production in Brazil.
The museum receives annually from 80 to 100 thousand people to see its collection, visit its exhibitions, p...|
Address: Rua Alemanha 221 Bairro do Jardim Europa, São Paulo, Brazil
Distance: 125.79km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Jaragua State Park (park) - O Parque Estadual do Jaraguá, with approximately five hectares in area, is one of the last remnants of Atlantic Forest vegetation in urban areas of the city.Known for being the highest point of the metropolitan area, the Jaragua State Park has trails leading to the peak of 1,135 meters and the gazebo, where the view of the São Paulo city and surrounding areas is worth the ride. Along the way you can see, besides lakes and springs, wil...|
Address: Parque Estadual do Jaraguá R. Antônio Cardoso Nogueira, 539 - Anhanguera, São Paulo,
Distance: 144.42km from the Christmas in São Paulo
|Serra da Cantareira State Park (park) - Sao Paulo, which has about 11 million inhabitants, over 240 000 shops, 90 museums, among many other attractions metropolitan surprising to have one of the largest urban forest in the world: the Serra da Cantareira. The region is a biosphere reserve of the city according to Unesco. Ali, 10 km from the city center, is the Serra da Cantareira State Park, with an area equivalent to eight thousand football fields of the Atlantic Forest.Visit...|
Address: Parque da Cantareira, São Paulo, SP Brasil
Distance: 152.12km from the Christmas in São Paulo
Restaurants near to Christmas in São Paulo
Senzala Bar & Grill is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 79.84km from Christmas in São Paulo and can be found at Praça Panamericana, 99
In the spacious facility can be both dinner, snack or lunch. Options include the penne with limone, the mini chicken drumsticks or cheese salad. Brahma beer and serves the drinks, like the classic dry martini.McDonald´s - Panamericana is a Hamburgers restaurant that is roughly 79.89km from Christmas in São Paulo and can be found at Praça Panamericana, 60
McDonald's is one of the largest fast-food world and is present in all regions of Brazil, with about 1,200 stores. For children over what is successful is the Happy Meal with hamburger, fries, soda and a surprise gift. As for the grown older one of the most requested is the traditional Big Mc, with two burgers, lettuce, cheese, special sa...Leo Dolci - Praça Panamericana is a Dessert restaurant that is roughly 79.89km from Christmas in São Paulo and can be found at Praça Panamericana, 44
While serving salads and pasta at lunch, is remembered for sweets. The pie yarrow wins crispy puff pastry and a faint vanilla cream. The chat-de-angel and the pump of hazelnut are also requested to give two mouth-watering.
Hotels near to Christmas in São Paulo
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|Transamerica Sao Paulo Hotel|
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|Travel Inn Ritz Flat|
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