WATCH: Christmas season gets underway in Lisbon with tree lighting ceremony

Portugal's capital Lisbon officially kicked off the Christmas season with its traditional tree lighting ceremony at the Praça do Comercio on Friday.

The celebrations included fireworks, lasers and a concert.

The ceremony, initially set for Thursday, was postponed by a day due to poor weather conditions.

The 1st of December is also a national holiday in Portugal, so thousands of people turned out to see the ceremony and marvel at the Christmas decorations and lights.