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Photo: Santa Cruz Ayuntamiento. For ease of reference, in addition to the posts below, here are the various official local Christmas programmes: Santa Cruz, Guía de Isora. Adeje, Arona, Santiago del Teide, Granadilla, El Sauzal, La Orotava, Icod de los Vinos, Candelaria, Güímar, Updated 13 December: There are now more official Christmas programmes available, and they are all in a list with links above. Updated 6 December: Puerto de la Cruz Ayuntamiento has announced its official Christmas programme of events HERE. Updated 1 December: Guía de Isora’s full Christmas programme is HERE, including the municipal Christmas markets, which will be held on Friday, 15 December inREAD MORE

Updated 13 December: Canaragua has announced a cut to drinking water supplies for routine maintenance work in Guargacho overnight tonight, 13-14 December, between 1 and 8am. The areas affected are Camino Los Gorones, Guargacho, Camino Guargacho Bajo, Polígono Industrial de Costa del Silencio – Guargacho, and the Virgen del Carmen social housing. Drinking water dispensers will be available. More information on 900 100 157. And Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that there will be cuts to the water supply in the whole of Los Gigantes on Friday, 15 December, between 9am and 2pm. The cut is due to improvement works being carried out by Entemanser.READ MORE

Photo: Sinfónica de Tenerife. The traditional annual Christmas Day concert with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will again take place, as always, at 9pm in Santa Cruz harbour – the Dársena de Los Llanos. Entry is free, and tens of thousands attend each year. It’s the absolute spirit of Christmas in Tenerife, and this year’s concert will feature traditional Christmas pieces as well as new music focusing on the legend of the Guanche lovers, Gara and Jonay. There are more details HERE, and for those who cannot attend in person, the concert is broadcast live, as always, on the Ports Authority website HERE, and it will alsoREAD MORE

Updated 13 December: Just a reminder of the famous Geminids shower which is peaking from tonight, with astronomers expecting quite a spectacular show, perhaps the best of all meteor showers in 2017. Anyone who would like to watch live from home can do so thanks to STARS4ALL, which will be transmitting from the observatory from 11pm tomorrow night, the 14th. There is more information HERE and HERE on the transmission. Updated 19 November: We’re just seeing the end of the Leonids but the best shower of the year is coming up next month. The Geminids are peaking from 13 December, and astronomers are expecting a bumper yearREAD MORE

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Updated 12 December: Just a reminder of this Sunday’s Walk for Life. Whether you’re a participant or a supporter, the place to be will be the start at 11am at Siam Mall. Updated 6 November: Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced that The Canarian Walk for Life foundation – Carrera por la Vida – has issued its annual calendar which supports the walk itself, now in its 14th year.  For this year’s calendar, the Igualmente Produce company, with director Ángel Pérez at the helm, has brought together 12 professional photographers, one for each month, who have each donated their own particular vision to illuminate theREAD MORE

Tráfico has started its Christmas campaign, checking drivers throughout the country for alcohol and drug levels. The Guardia Civil says that accidents always soar at this time of the year, with work parties, and private and public celebrations. This particular campaign, with 20,000 checkpoints nationally, runs from today until Sunday, 17 December, though there will be the usual increased police on the roads throughout the Christmas period. The full Christmas campaign will actually last until after Reyes, and comprise over a thousand cameras, data stations, message panels, and various helicoptersmonitoring and advising traffic throughout Spain. The Guardia Civil is serious in wanting to bring downREAD MORE