Celebrating Christmas 2018 in Rio de Janeiro

From meeting Santa in a snowy Barra da Tijuca to seeing the famous Lagoa Christmas Tree or singing carols in a British church, there are plenty of things for expatriates to do in order to make Rio’s sweltering Christmas feel a little more festive.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter
* originally published on December 13, 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many expatriates in Rio de Janeiro, celebrating Christmas can be a surreal experience. Instead of the usual snow and cold weather that braces many European and North American countries, Christmas falls at the height of the Brazilian summer. However, it is still considered an important Brazilian holiday, and here are some different ways to celebrate Christmas this year in the Cidade Maravilhosa.

“To celebrate Christmas in Rio we join up with lots and lots of friends and have a proper British Christmas . . .

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