Your guide to festive events in Lanzarote
If you’re lucky enough to be spending Christmas in Lanzarote this year, then there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. The festive season lasts a little longer in the Canary Islands. Which is good news if you are here for New Year as well. The islanders have a final celebration on January 5th with the arrival of the Three Wise Men.
Of course, the weather at this time is always better than anywhere in Northern Europe – no snow here. You can expect at least six hours of sunshine per day in December and typical daytime temperatures range from 18 to 22 degrees, falling to 14 to 17 at night.
So, come and enjoy Christmas in Lanzarote Canary Island-style and celebrate with the locals.
Here’s what’s going on in Puerto del Carmen
(thanks to our friends at Lanzarote Information for the Christmas in Lanzarote information)
From Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th
Christmas Market at Plaza de las Naciones in Puerto del Carmen.
Saturday 7th, 14th and 21st
6.15pm: Meet Papa Noel at the Biosfera Shopping Centre
Tuesday 10th TOP EVENT
7pm: Inauguration of the Nativity Scene outside the Church. With the performance of the German Choir, Marine Choir of Puerto del Carmen and the School of Music of Tías.
8pm: Closing Act of the Centenary of Juan Brito Martín with the performances of the group Los Gofiones and the company Pieles at the Varadero Square.
SANTA CLAUS WILL VISIT THE BEACHES OF PUERTO DEL CARMEN
At midday on:
Monday 16th at Playa de Matagorda
Tuesday 17th at Playa de Pocillos
Wednesday 18th at Playa Peñita and Barranquillo
Thursday 19th at Playa Chica
Friday 20th at Playa Grande
11am: Chess Tournament “Chinijo Chess” at the Centro Cívico El Fondeadero. Free attendance but limited capacity to 40 people. More information on www.ajedrezlanzarote.com.
11.30am: Meet Papa Noel at the Biosfera Shopping Centre
Thursday 31st – TOP EVENT
From 11.30pm to 4am: New Year’s Eve Party at the Varadero Square.
Sunday 5th – TOP EVENT
11am: Arrival of the Three Wise Men at the harbour and Parade to the Varadero Square where the letters to the Three Wise Men will be collected.
Here’s what’s going on in TÍAS
Tuesday 3rd TOP EVENT
7pm: Inauguration of the Nativity Scene and switching on of the Christmas lights at the square of the Church San Antonio. With the performance of the Folkloric Group “Coros y Danzas Arrecife”.
9pm: Concert “Algo para recordar” (Something to Remember) with tenors Ricardo Araya, Marcos Araya and Carlos Martínez at Salón indieras. Tickets €10 available one hour before at the ticket office.
From Monday 9th to Friday 20th
Photographic Exhibition by Gustavo Medina: “Lanzarote desde otra perspectiva” (Lanzarote from another perspective) at Ermita San Antonio Art Gallery.
Inauguration on Monday the 9th at 7pm. Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and from 5pm to 8pm.
8pm: Homage to Juan Brito Martín. Showing of the documentary “Tamia” and performance of Los Campesinos and Domingo Rodríguez “El Colorao” alongside Fabiola Socas at the Municipal Theatre.
5pm: “La lámpara maravillosa” by the company Onbeat, tribute to Aladdin, at the Municipal Theatre. Tickets €15 on sale online on www.tomaticket.es and Calzados Tonos in Tías.
7:30pm: Artistic Gymnastics Festival “Tigotán” at the Municipal Pavillion.
7pm: Christmas Festival. With performances by Beatrice Senent School of Dance and parranda El Golpito. Charity event with the collection of non perishable food for the Social Services of the Tías Townhall. At the Municipal Pavillion.
8.30pm: Gathering of the “Ranchos de Pascua” from Mácher, Tinajo and Tías at the Municipal Theatre.
5pm: Simultaneous Chess by World Subchampion (WFM) Adhara Rodríguez Perdomo at the Ermita San Antonio Art Gallery. Confirmation of assistance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp +34 610 164 955.
8pm: XVI Charity Christmas Tree and collection of toy at the Municipal Theatre.
Sunday 5th TOP EVENT
6pm: Parade of the Three Wise Men, departing from Restaurante las Viñas, passing by Avenida Central and Calle Libertad. Collection of letters address to them will take place at the Municipal Pavillion.
Elsewhere on Lanzarote
6pm: Santa Claus 5km race in Costa Teguise.
8.30pm: Opening of the nativity scene (Belen) un Guime.
5pm: Carols at Christmas, Hotel Coronas Playa in Costa Teguise. Adults only concert.
6pm: Christmas Fair at Cantina de Mala in Mala with festive food and Gluhwein.
6pm: Christmas Gala and fund raiser at the Teatro Municipal in San Bartolomé.
Midday: Santa Claus on the beach at Matagorda.
Midday: Santa Claus on the beach at Playa Los Pocillos.
6pm: Carols at Christmas in Playa Blanca’s Church.
Midday: Santa Claus at the beach at Playa Peñita and Barranquillo.
9pm: Carols at Christmas Concert in San Bartolomé.
6.45pm: Carols at Christmas Concert at Costa Sal in Matagorda (shorter concert).
The Lanzarote Business and Resident’s Association Christmas Concert at Pueblo Marinero in Costa Teguise. Time to be confirmed.
7.30pm: Carols at Christmas Special Concert at the Yaiza Parish Church.
The Three King’s Parade in Guime. Time to be confirmed.
The Three Kings Parade in San Bartolomé. Time to be confirmed.
At Club Las Calas
We have lots of festive fun planned for our owners and guests at Club Las Calas this Christmas and New Year.
Everyone can enjoy our free nightly entertainment programme at Skyline Bar. The animation team will be out and about during the day with a full range of fun activities. And, we have a special Christmas Charlie Bear’s Kids Club programme too. You’ll find all the latest information in your welcome pack when you arrive.
Join us on Christmas Day morning for a free glass of Bucks Fizz or orange juice – and a very special visitor for our younger guests.
For those who wish to dine with us, then we still have some places left for our Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve menus. You can find out more information, including how to book and what’s included, here.
Are you planning on cooking Christmas Day lunch in your apartment? Then pop into The Hub and ask Tracy for advice on the best places for food and wine on the island.
Christmas in Lanzarote is a really special time. And if you’re staying with us, then please do not hesitate to contact the team should you have any questions.
Posted on November 27, 2019.
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