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Posted by portugalpress on November 05, 2018

Algarve councils are planning to spend over half-a-million euros on Christmas lights, with Albufeira, Faro and Portimão among those expecting to invest the most.

According to Correio da Manhã tabloid, most of the lights will be turned on at the start of December.

Albufeira, the region’s main tourist destination, and Faro, the Algarve’s capital city, will spend around €74,000 each into festive lighting. Portimão is expecting to invest between €65,000 and €70,000.

Loulé uses its own lighting equipment for Christmas, but municipal company Inframoura has already announced that it will be spending around €43,000 to light up Vilamoura during the festive season.

CM reports that eight municipalities will invest between €20,000 and €50,000 – Tavira (€50,000); Olhão (€39,000); Lagoa (€38,000); Lagos (€35,000); Vila do Bispo (€25,000); Castro Marim, Silves and Aljezur (€20,000 each).

Monchique is planning to spend €15,000 on Christmas lights, while São Brás de Alportel and Vila Real de Santo António are expecting to invest €11,000 and €5,000, respectively.

Alcoutim will also be using its own lighting equipment.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com

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