Photo: Santa Cruz Ayuntamiento.
For ease of reference, in addition to the posts below, here are the various official local Christmas programmes:
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 in Church Square, Guía de Isora, and on Saturday 16th in the Paseo Marítimo, Playa San Juan, and then again on Saturday 23rd in Alcalá. Finally, it will be back in Church Square, Guía de Isora, on 5 January as part of the Cabalgata de Reyes. Times as detailed on the poster left (click to see full size).
Updated 4pm: Granadilla has announced its Christmas programme which is HERE, and in the poster to the right … click to see full size.
Updated 30 November: Arona’s complete programme is HERE, including a series of Christmas films being screened in the borough. All start at 6pm, and all are free. Click the poster on the left to see full size.
- 30 November. Centro Cívico Cabo Blanco. “NAVIDAD BUDDIES”.
- 01 December. Casino de Arona. “EL ORIGEN DE LOS GUARDIANES”.
- 14 December. Centro Cívico Valle San Lorenzo. “SANTA CAN”.
- 15 December. Centro Cívico La Camella. “CUENTO DE NAVIDAD”.
- 21 December. Centro Cultural Parque la Reina. “ARTHUR CHRISTMAS”.
- 22 December. Centro Cívico El Fraile. “CUENTO DE NAVIDAD”.
Updated 27 November: Adeje Ayuntamiento has now announced the official Christmas programme for festive events throughout the borough. The full details are HERE (English HERE), and of particular note, perhaps, are the town’s Christmas lights switch-on at 7pm this coming Saturday, 2 December; the Christmas concert at 7pm on Thursday, 14 December, in the Plaza de España at the top of town to the side of the Town Hall; Christmas carols at 8.30pm in Calle Grande on Friday, 15 December, and again at 10.30pm on Monday, 18 December, and 8pm on Saturday, 23 December; the increasingly famous Callao Salvaje Christmas carol concert at 7pm on Saturday, 23 December; the New Year’s Eve party in the Plaza de España from 11pm on 31 December; and the arrival of the Kings by helicopter at 5pm on Friday, 5 January, in the town football field, with the procession through the town afterwards.
Updated 23 November: Santa Cruz is turning its Christmas lights on tonight (see below), and La Orotava Ayuntamiento has announced that it will turn its own lights on tomorrow night, Friday 24 November. The switch-on will take place in the Ayuntamiento plaza where the municipal Christmas Belén (nativity scene) will also be unveiled; there is a live webcam, see HERE, which has been in place for a while now showing the construction. There is also a tapas/chestnuts night event tomorrow, so it will feel very festive indeed in the town! The only downside is that this weekend’s planned Winter Festival has been postponed because of the weather forecast. The full La Orotava Christmas programme is HERE.
Original post 22 November: Santa Cruz will turn on its Christmas lights tomorrow, Thursday, 23 November, and the festive season will be underway. The big switch-on will take place between 7 and 9pm in the Plaza del Príncipe (get to Teatro Guimerá on the tram, and from the tram stop retrace your steps until you’re at the large mask outside the theatre, then turn left down the side street opposite: within one block you will be at the plaza). The Ayuntamiento says that some 2.2m LED lights will form the centrepiece of the city’s Christmas decorations, and they will be switched on by Lanzarote singer Eva Ruiz.
It is in Santa Cruz too, of course, that the Christmas Day live concert is performed: always a sell-out, it takes place in the harbour and is broadcast live on television. Between now and then, there will be many more Christmas programes unveiled for Tenerife’s festive season celebrations, and even without them, do keep an eye out wherever you are for a belén, one of the famous nativity scenes. Most places will have one, many places have competitions between several locally, and perhaps one of the biggest and best will be La Orotava’s, and you can watch its construction live on webcam – see HERE.
I’ll post the official Christmas programmes whenever I come across them. For the moment, HERE is El Sauzal’s.