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From glittering New Year’s Eve parties and Michelin-starred menus to Christmas dinner overlooking the Atlantic — Penha Longa conjures up a uniquely magical festive season

Sintra, Portugal – December, 2016 – When it comes to unique Christmas memories and indulgent New Year celebrations, Penha Longa Resort in the heart of the Sintra mountain nature reserve has the festive season gift-wrapped and ready to enjoy.

From unforgettable Christmas dinners and Michelin-starred menus to ‘Roaring Twenties’ New Year Eve parties and festive fun with cocktail mixologists, Penha Longa offers the perfect way to celebrate the most exciting time of the year — just add close friends and family, plenty of laughter and perhaps a glass or two of Champagne.

“Since the 17th century when Penha Longa was the favoured holiday hideaway of the Portuguese Royal family, this has always been a place to celebrate and it is a tradition that continues today. At this time of year everyone at the resort is dedicated to celebrating unforgettable experiences, memories that can be shared with family and friends,” says General Manager David Martinez.

The true taste of Christmas at Penha Longa and Villa Tamariz Utopia
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the resort’s il Mercato offers extravagant Christmas flavours from around the world — with, of course, an emphasis on fine Portuguese cuisine — while Villa Tamariz Utopia, overlooking the Atlantic and glamorous beach of Estoril, offers a glittering range of festive dinner options on Christmas Eve night and an extravagant brunch of traditional local dishes on Christmas Day. Special children’s menus have also been created to ensure festivities are a real family affair.

Culinary secrets, cocktail creatives and indulgent treatments
As Christmas is a time of relaxed indulgence, why not treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of a decadent treatment at our spa? Alternatively, add a delicious new dimension to your Christmas experience by learning culinary secrets during exclusive chef workshops or conjure up the ultimate festive drink with the resort’s resident mixologist cocktail creative. Finally, for those who want to work up an appetite for Christmas lunch, Penha Longa offers running or walking experiences that explore the resort’s historic landscape.

Celebrate New Year in style
Cocktails in the imposing medieval monastery of Penha Longa are just the start of New Year Eve celebrations at Penha Longa. Taking the stylish theme of the ‘Roaring Twenties’, party-goers can then enjoy an extravagant six-course dinner in the Coroa Ballroom before the clock strikes midnight and the party really starts. Throughout the night there is live entertainment and music as well as a reviving late evening supper.

New Year’s Eve celebrations at Michelin-starred LAB, Villa Tamriz Utopia and Arola
On New Year’s Eve, Penha Longa’s famous Michelin-starred restaurant, LAB, will be offering an unforgettable combination of Portuguese and Catalan-inspired flavours that are certain to linger long into 2017; Villa Tamariz Utopia serves up the perfect New Year’s menu to close the year as well as memorable views overlooking the Atlantic and the resort’s Arola offers live cooking displays and an exclusive range of celebratory New Year’s Eve tapas.

And for the first brunch of 2017…
Penha Longa is making sure that everyone starts the New Year in style with exciting brunch options that will appeal to all tastes. Il Mercato offers stunning gastronomy and unforgettable views of the Sintra Mountains, while Villa Tamariz Utopia serves exciting Portuguese cuisine overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Estoril’s glamorous beach coast.

A fresh start to the New Year
There is nothing like learning something new to start the New Year — and at Penha Longa there are plenty of new experiences to enjoy. The resort offers workshops to learn the secrets of our chefs and cocktail mixologists, historians who can unlock the secrets of the architecture surrounds Penha Longa, fitness trainers who can take you on an exciting run or walk around the nature park that overlooks the resort and meditation sessions that can set anyone up for a calming new year.

For further details and reservations contact or (+351) 21 924 9011