New Year’s Eve in Tenerife!

There will be celebrations throughout Tenerife tonight, with music and dancing in most plazas to welcome in 2019 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, while Adeje’s Fin de Año celebrations will be in the main town again this year, in the Plaza España between the Ayuntamiento and the Church at the top of Calle Grande. This 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 (see poster left, click to see full size), while 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 Tenerife: the location chosen to welcome in 2019 is the plaza Buganvilla in Los Gigantes. Apart from being live on TV it will also be shown on Spanish TV online HERE, as well as live on 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 – 11pm our time! – as celebrants eat their traditional grapes one per chime of the countdown, and then again at our own Canarian midnight an hour later. Wherever and however you’re celebrating, I hope 2019 will be happy, healthy, peaceful, and safe for us all. Happy New Year!


  1. Are there any late night busses to and from Adeje town on New Year’s Eve

  2. Author

    All the timetables for New Year’s Eve are on THIS page of Titsa’s website.

  3. Can you please point me to the nearest new years celebration to el Sauzal

    Thanks in advance

  4. Author

    I would have thought the nearest big celebrations will be in Puerto de la Cruz.

  5. I wish you a very Happy New Year Janet.

    Thank you again for all your efforts to circulate Tenerife news to us all during 2017. Long may this fabulous website continue.


  6. Author

    oh thank you snowy! To you, and to everyone who reads In Tenerife, a very Happy New Year, and I hope 2018 is very kind to us all. Thank you for enjoying the website … I hope and expect to be continuing it for some time to come!! 🙂

  7. Janet, this is to convey thanks for all the time, effort, and detail involved in your pages. Very best wishes for a positive, healthy new year to all especially those who throw ( mostly) light on areas of concern.
    May i add that the concert on Saturday evening at Guia was pure delight, music for a range of ages/ preferences, and the most engaged enthusiastic performers from tots of 4 to the conductor who was obviously inspirational. What a superb venue too, many cities in U K would envy.

  8. I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and to thank you for a really great website.
    Good health and happiness in 2019.

  9. Janet, to put it simply, “you’re a star”

  10. Author

    Del! How lovely to see you! and a very happy New Year to you and yours, let me know when you’re next over because it would be lovely to meet up! … and Helen too, thank you!

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