It has been reported today that, Monte Gordo, as with last year is to host a five day Festive season bash.
While other Councils in the Algarve cut Festive Season spending because of the crisis, Vila Real do Stº. Antonio Câmara appears to recognise the value of promoting events over the Festive Season, particularly because visitors from South Western Andalucia don't have to pay tolls to get there! (There is a catchment area of an estimated +- 1,5 to 2 million people within 2 hours drive of Monte Gordo.)
Monte Gordo was the centre of a very successful New Year's night last year, and it looks like it will be again.
(in Portuguese) http://bit.ly/196j0it
If you are planning on spending the Festive Season in the Algarve, Monte Gordo appears to be the place to be.