Christmas season: Lagoa welcomes living statues this December

Christmas Living Statues will return to Lagoa’s Rua 25 de Abril and Largo 5 de Outubro

– November 16, 2023
Photo from Lagoa City Council “Estátuas Vivas No Natal

A new edition of Lagoa’s Christmas Living Statues has been announced, bringing performers who can remain stationary for several hours.

The event will bring 16 living statues to Lagoa on December 15 (Friday) from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and December 16 (Saturday) from 10am to 1pm.

wide range of characters will be interpreted by the performers in Rua 25 de Abril and Largo 5 de Outubro, from scenes from the nativity to historical figures.

Photo by Dave Sheldrake, from Lagoa City Council “Estátuas Vivas No Natal

As part of the municipality’s 250th anniversary celebrations, the living statue of King Dom José I, who officially established Lagoa as a “vila” (village), will be a highlight this year.

During the event, visitors will vote for their favourite living state, and a jury will select the top performer.

“This pioneering event in the south of Portugal aims to promote and dignify artistic creation in this unique performative art form with the best artists at the national level, whilst simultaneously bringing life to the centre of Lagoa and boosting local commerce during the Christmas season,” says Lagoa Municipal Council in a statement to the press.

Article originally published by Michael Bruxo on Portugal Resident.

Author: Inside Magazines

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