Fireworks, entertainment on the marginal and the New Year’s Eve Underwater event, which is already a “tradition”, characterise these festivities.
A decade ago, on New Year's Eve, Sesimbra wrote "2008" on the seabed with the lights of more than a hundred divers. The originality of this action gave great visibility to the New Year's Eve celebrations, which are now among the most newsworthy of the country. Since then, New Year's Eve has become one of the major events of Sesimbra, attracting thousands of visitors from different parts of Europe, which start arriving shortly after Christmas.
Fireworks, entertainment on the marginal and the New Year's Eve Underwater event, which is already a "tradition" and a way of promoting this activity with great importance to Sesimbra, are what characterise these celebrations.
The success of this New Year's Eve is complete with the offer of bars and restaurants that on that night stay open until dawn.
Religious worship in Cabo Espichel dates back to the early fourteenth century. However, it is in the eighteenth century that the Cabo Espichel Sanctuary reaches its highest form of expression with the building of the church and two guesthouse wings.