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Festive Events for the Family in Tenerife
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Festive Events for the Family in Tenerife

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Holiday events for the family in Tenerife – we have prepared a detailed guide about events and holidays in Tenerife in December and January.

Tenerife is known for its lively festivals and colorful celebrations. as you know some of the biggest Carnivals in the world take place in Tenerife, and every December you will find here not only good weather and sun, but also decorated cities and towns. More about Traditions and customs of winter holidays in Tenerife.

Free festive events for the family in cities in Tenerife

Santa Cruz – the capital of Tenerife

Santa Cruz has prepared a Christmas and Epiphany program with more than 200 events taking place throughout the municipality until January 6. Various municipal territories and five districts of the capital participate in the program.


Events organized by the city municipality are mostly free, will take place in five districts of the capital and are intended for people of all ages. The calendar of planned events includes concerts for families, musical recitals and performances, theater productions and art exhibitions, as well as storytelling and workshops for children. During the upcoming Christmas festivities, the streets of Santa Cruz will also be enlivened by folklore and music groups performing Christmas carols.

The program includes various events, such as the traditional concerts of Los Fregolinos and the military orchestra in Príncipe Square.

Guests and townspeople will be waiting for the Christmas fair, the live prelude in Candelaria Square, the big New Year’s party or the meeting of the Three Wise Men and the parade that follows.

Among the innovations of the Christmas program, the traditional Christmas prequel, which will open on December 12, should be singled out. In Candelaria square, which will be bigger than previous years, the lighting will be spectacular.

Another new event is the Children’s New Year’s Eve, which will take place on December 31. Plaza de La Candelaria from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and during which various activities for the little ones will be organized.

This year, the Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena Christmas market will open its doors again, where you can buy handmade and Christmas products. It will work from December 15 until January 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. From December 16 until January 6 gastronomy and music will come together in the Gastro Navidad Market Fest.

From December 23 until January 4 Casa del Carnaval will continue the Christmas events, during which various activities will be organized for the smallest members of the family: craft workshops, a visit from Santa Claus.

2023-2024 The Christmas and Epiphany program can be followed and all information can be found on the city municipality’s social media profile, as well as on the website.

Christmas events for the family in Tenerife

Christmas events for the family in Tenerife

La Laguna – the old capital of Tenerife

The La Laguna city lights display consists of about 2,800 Christmas motifs, all of them with the latest LED technology. Giant stars, prequels, dwarfs, camels and spectacular illuminated wings in the Adelantado square.

The Christmas program “La Laguna, donde brilla la magia” (“La Laguna, where the magic shines”) will last until January 6.

Enjoy free entertainment – the ice rink in La Laguna from December 1 till 10.

Visit the Christmas market at La Recovita, from December 1st to 10th. Herman Ramon square.

You will find new information about planned events on the Facebook account of La Laguna municipality and on the website.

Ice Park in La Laguna

Ice Park in La Laguna

Candelaria and the most beautiful Prekartelė of the island

Candelaria this year is particularly festive and suitable for the whole family’s celebrations.

On December 21 and 22, you will be able to meet Santa Claus, and on the evening of December 31, a New Year’s party will await you.

Trust and Procession of the Three Kings on January 5. A whole entertainment park awaits children!

Full program.

Read about Prakartėlė in the rock in the blog Winter holidays in Tenerife: traditions and customs – we highly recommend a visit, it is one of the most impressive on the island of Prakartėlė.

Adeje – Tenerife south

As always, Adeje will offer many events for those who live and vacation here. There will be prequels, Santa Claus and, of course, the procession of the Three Kings.

We have selected for you, in our opinion, the most interesting events:

  • PINA 2023 Children’s Christmas Park in Adeche. From December 26 until January 4 17.30-20 h. (closed on January 1). Location: El Galeón Sports Pavilion;
  • Costa Adeje Christmas Market, on December 6 – 8, from 16:00. Location: Plaza Salytien, Costa Adeje;
  • Santa’s arrival and procession. December 23 6:00 p.m. Location: St.: Plaza Cézar Manrique;
  • Farewell to 2023 concert. December 30 9:00 p.m. Location: Plaza Salytien;
  • NEW YEAR’S EVENING with DJs and performers.December 31 from 11:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. morning Place: St.: Place: Plaza de España;
  • Arrival of the THREE KINGS. January 5 5:30 p.m. Place: Saint: Place: Adeche City Football Stadium;
  • PROCESSION OF THE THREE KINGS. January 5 7:00 p.m. Location: Adeje Street: Calle Grande, Adeje.

Full program. Always follow the updated information on the Adeje’s municipality Facebook account.

Arona – South of Tenerife

In total, almost 1,650 Christmas decorations have been installed in the municipality’s public spaces in 28 towns: street lighting, preludes, angels and other festive decorations. In addition, four large Christmas tree structures were erected in Las Galletas and El Fraile.

On Thursday, December 14, the Arona Choreographic Groups Christmas Festival will take place. On Saturday, December 16, the traditional Posadas Navideñas will be held in Las Galletas. And on the 29th, a children’s New Year’s party will be held in Las Galletas.

The big New Year party will take place simultaneously in the towns of Los Cristianos, Valle San Lorenzo and Las Galletas. And of course, the culmination of the holidays is the Three Kings Parade.

Full program.

Christmas events for the family in Tenerife

Christmas events for the family in Tenerife

Granadilla de Abona and El Medano

There will be various events and activities for children and families throughout the month. Full program.

On December 31, everyone is invited to El Medano’s New Year’s Eve concert.

On January 5, we will meet the Three Kings.

Christmas events for the family in Tenerife

Christmas events for the family in Tenerife

Santiago del Teide and Los Gigantes

Many events, entertainment for children and families. Full program.

December 31 Los Gigantes New Year’s Trust events. On January 5, all the suicides in the cities, the arrival of the Three Kings and processions.

Christmas events for the family in Tenerife

Christmas events for the family in Tenerife

LEGO prequel (prakartelė) in Santa Cruz

Fundación Caja in Canarias is pleased to present its traditional prequel, this time made mostly of LEGO DiscoverBricks pieces.

The title of this year’s prequel is “A Galactic Adventure”, more than twenty Lego constructors recreated the iconic scenery of the most famous galactic saga of all time from almost two hundred and fifty thousand pieces.

This LEGO prequel is open to the public: from 2023 December 1 until 2024 January 5

Visiting hours

From December 1 until 2023 December 22 (including):

  • From Monday to Friday 17:00-20:00
  • On Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 17:00 to 20:00
  • December 6, 7 and 8 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:00

From 2023 December 23 until 2024 January 5 (including):

  • From Monday to Sunday 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:00
  • On 2023 December 24, 31 and 2024 January 5: 11:00-14:00
  • On 2023 December 25 and 2024 January 1: not working (closed.)

Location: Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias de Santa Cruz, Plaza del Patriotismo 1, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

LEGO prequel in Santa Cruz

LEGO prequel in Santa Cruz

Festive events and activities for the family in Shopping Centers in Tenerife

Large shopping centers also dress up for the holidays and invite you to mostly free entertainment. Here you can meet Santa Claus, take a ride on the Christmas train, and maybe even take part in a festive concert.

Shopping centers located in the southern part SIAM MALL,ROSA CENTER,X-SUR,Galleon Outlet will host various festive entertainment and Santa Claus, the Three Kings and various activities will be waiting for your children.

In the northern part, shopping centers will also invite you to various events.

X-SUR shopping center and holiday program

There will be events for families every Saturday and Sunday. Information can be found on the X-Sur Facebook account.

Santa’s visit – from December 18 to 23, from 6:00 p.m. Christmas Show – Saturday, 23 December at 17:00

Location: X-Sur shopping center.

Rosa shopping center

Follow the latest information on the center’s Facebook account. Festive events will be held here every Saturday.

Location: Rosa shopping center.

Christmas events and activities for the whole family in Tenerife

Christmas events and activities for the whole family in Tenerife

Siam Mall

Mickey and Minnie, Grinch, Santa Claus, parades, concerts and much more. Follow the information on the Siam mall Facebook account.

Location: Siam mall shopping center.

Galleon Outlet

On December 20 and 21, Santa’s visit to the Galeon Outlet shopping center.

On January 4, the Three Kings will also visit here.

Location: Galeon Outlet Shopping Center.

Añaza Carrefour shopping center

In the mall, you will not only see an impressive Christmas tree, but you will also meet Santa Claus and be able to send him a letter.

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Location: Añaza Carrefour shopping center

La Villa Puerto de la Cruz

Meet Santa Claus and the Three Kings. Visit Prakartelės and shop in one of the largest shopping centers on the island.

Location: La Villa Puerto de la Cruz

Centro Comercial Martiánez Puerto de la Cruz

Meetings with Santa Claus, the Grinch, other characters.

Live Performances: Enjoy festive music, dancing and entertainment for the whole family.

Creative activities: craft workshops, face painting and more.

Winter holidays in Tenerife: traditions and customs.

If you are looking for a cozy and delicious place for a festive dinner, check out our very detailed restaurant guide what and where to eat in Tenerife.

Cover photo: Adeje municipality.
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