Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

Updated 9 December: Tickets for the Christmas Day concert in Santa Cruz harbour will be available to be collected from a week tomorrow, Wednesday 18 December, in the Nivaria Centre (Avenida 3 de Mayo 9, planta 1) and in the following COARCO establishments. Two tickets are allowed per person until capacity is reached. The concert also has a Facebook page HERE.

Adeje, Calle La Cruz, 43, 38670.
Playa San Juan, Av. Emigrante, 27, 38687.
Tegueste,Carretera General a Punta Hidalgo, 208, 38280.
Las Canteras,Carr. al Monte las Mercedes, 10 Bajo, 38293 (Ferretería Almonte Coarco BigMat).
El Ortigal, Camino Real Orotava Nº 207, 38297.
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Calle el Juego, 13, 38204 (Ferretería López Coarco)

Updated 26 November: Guía de Isora has unveiled its full Christmas programme. It can be viewed HERE.

Other programmes as they’re released:

La Orotava
Santiago del Teide

Updated 25 November: A month today it’s Christmas Day, and Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has announced three Christmas markets in the borough. These will be in Guía de Isora town centre on Friday 20 December, in Alcalá on Saturday 21st, and in Playa San Juan on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Updated 23 November: The annual Parque Infantil y Juvenil de Tenerife, PIT 2019-2020, will be in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz from 20 December to 5 January. The Recinto Ferial is on the left shortly before the auditorium on the TF4, the road that goes from the TF2 down to the docks, and there’s a dedicated website HERE with all details of times and attractions. Entrance costs €9 (free for children under three years old).

Updated 22 November: Most towns have at least one Belén, but La Orotava’s is famous: THIS is a super article from Jack Montgomery about it and the nativity scenes generally. And in La Orotava, the Ayuntamiento has announced that this year’s Belén will be officially opened to the public next Thursday 28 November, when the town’s lights will be switched on formally as well. HERE is a live webcam to show the finishing touches being added to the plaza ready for the big unveiling … I’ll be looking in every day, myself!

Updated 21 November: Santa Cruz tested its Christmas lights last night to be ready for the big illumination next Thursday 28 November. So, so far these are the dates for the switching on of Christmas lights:

La Laguna – Friday 22 November
Santa Cruz – Thursday 28 November
La Orotava – Thursday 28 November
Arona – Friday 29 November
Puerto de la Cruz – Sunday 1 December

Updated 20 November: Anyone hoping to see the Christmas lights won’t have to wait until Arona’s are switched on next week because La Laguna is holding its own big reveal this Friday 22 November. The council says that there will be 30% more decorations this year than last, including a 20m Christmas tree in the Plaza del Cristo.

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento

Updated 18 November: Puerto de la Cruz got the announcement out first, but Arona will actually be earlier to light up the borough, the big switch on of Christmas lights throughout the municipality taking place next week on Friday 29 November. Preparations and placements have been underway since mid-October, the Council says, with some 1,700 decorations and lights ready to bring Christmas spirit to the streets, plazas and public spaces alongside traditional Christmas trees and a 100m light vault!

Original post 8 November: Even before tomorrow’s marathon in Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz has fired the starting pistol … for Christmas 2019-2020. The council says that the town is getting ready for the full Christmas campaign with decorations starting to go up now all ready for the switching on of the Christmas lights on 1 December, just 23 days away! I’ll keep this post updated with all the municipal Christmas programmes throughout Tenerife as and when they’re published by the local Ayuntamientos, as well as any specific public events and, of course, the main Christmas Concert on Christmas evening in Santa Cruz harbour. Countdown starts here, ready or not!

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