This year, too, many couples decided at short notice to say yes during the Christmas vacation or at the end of the year. Apart from the great moment of the marriage, the pre-Christmas season in Madeira is simply fantastic. Not only is Funchal beautifully decorated with its great Christmas lights, but all over the island the individual places have put a lot of effort into decorating the streets, churches and hotels. Roasted chestnuts are just as much a part of this Christmas season as small stalls with local products. The climate and the unique nature of the island round off this great time. Something not to be missed.