The magic of Christmas will once again fill the castle, from 2 to 30 December 2021, with dreams, joy and lots of smiles and laughter.


2021 will mark the long-desired return of Castelo Mágico to Montemor-o-Velho. This unique event in the region, produced by MOT – Memories of Tomorrow, aims to bring thousands of visitors to the city to celebrate the Christmas season.

This year’s event will bring back the dynamics of the castle, a landmark of the city, and will allow families from all over the country to meet Santa Claus once again and Nico and all his friends. There will be many surprises to please young and old alike: Santa Claus’s house, ice rink, bouncy castles, educational farm, tree climbing, Christmas market, Ciência Viva interactive exhibition, merry-go-round, slide, “Leonardo da Vinci” exhibition and much more.

It will be 21 days of fun, colour and joy, beginning on 2 December and ending on 30 December, excluding 6,7,8,13,14,15, 24 and 25 December.

The event’s calendar, prices, opening hours and activities are available at