There will be New Year’s Eve celebrations throughout Tenerife, with music and dancing in most plazas to welcome in 2020 with the lucky grapes and champagne, and ideally with the traditional red knickers on “for luck”, and of course fireworks!
In Los Cristianos, the New Year’s Eve party will be in the Plaza del Pescador outside the Cultural Centre as usual but with a novelty this year of two stages, one with live groups playing traditional music and the other with a DJ playing current hits. Just up the coast, Adeje’s Fin de Año celebrations will be in the Plaza España in the main town again this year. This is between the Ayuntamiento and the Church at the top of Calle Grande, and is now the usual venue after locals asked the council to move the party from La Caleta in order to bring people into the town.
Another major party in the south is in El Médano with Granadilla and San Miguel Ayuntamientos again providing free transport for those coming down to the coast from other parts of the area. In the north, La Laguna will welcome the New Year in the Plaza de la Concepción, Santa Cruz in the Plaza de la Candelaria, and Puerto de la Cruz’s celebrations will again be in the Plaza del Charco.
Spanish TV alternates its live broadcasts between the Canary Islands’ provinces, and so will be filming this New Year’s celebrations from Gran Canaria: apart from being live on TV it will also be shown on Spanish TV online HERE, as well as live on mirametv.com. Spanish TV’s main programme is broadcast from the Puerta del Sol in central Madrid where the chimes of the famous clock bells ring out at midnight (mainland time) as celebrants eat their traditional grapes, one per chime of the countdown, and then again when it’s midnight in the Canaries an hour later.
Wherever and however you’re celebrating, I hope 2020 will be happy, healthy, and peaceful for us all. Happy New Year!