Nov
24
Wed
2021
Christmas Program Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2021-2022
Nov 24 2021 – Jan 6 2022 all-day

 


The symbolic Christmas lights-on event at Plaza de Santa Ana in the heart of Vegueta, the original old quarter by the mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Augusto Hidalgo inaugurates on Wednesday, 24 November an intense Christmas program that will take place over seven weeks in the capital. 

In 2021, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria anticipates the arrival of the holidays and will switch on the Christmas lights on November 24 in an act that had the seats reserved in record time (in few hours) and will feature a special performance by the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Symphonic Band. The concert will begin with the chords of the powerful hymn by John Lennon and Yoko Ono: “Imagine”, a piece that, on the 50th anniversary of its publication, will give an account of its validity inviting to dream of a hopeful horizon. The students of the Alexia Rodríguez Artistic Education School, special guests of the Christmas concert, will lend their voices to this mythical theme.

A day later, coinciding with the day that Christmas will be a month away, the Town Hall will open their doors to the public from Monday to Friday, except holidays, from 09:00 to 18:00 hours for the visit to see the nativity scene by Fernando Benítez.

Miller, the Rodríguez Quegles Palace, the Castillo de Mata Museum, the Doramas Park or the Plaza de Santa Ana, among others, will offer specific programs related to the festivities.


CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 2021-2022

The city turns to Christmas with a program of free, solidarity-based entertainment events. Concerts, navity scenes, children’s theater, workshops, markets and the arrival of SS.MM. The Three Wise Men from the East and the subsequent parade are part of the tradition in a calendar of activities.

The City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, together with collectives and cultural spaces, is joining forces to make the citizens of the five districts and tourists who visit us participate in the charm of the festival, and within the limitations imposed by the pandemic it has designed a program that includes more than 120 appointments over seven weeks.

Get your free entry tickets from HERE!

The free entry tickets become available in phases!

Nov
27
Sat
2021
Christmas Program Teror 2021-2022
Nov 27 2021 – Jan 5 2022 all-day

 

Teror once again offers this Christmas a wide program of activities to share with the family from 27 November 2021 to 5 January 2022.
From 27-28 November the Christmas Handicraft Fair and from 3 December, with the lighting of Christmas lights in the Casco de Teror, and the inauguration of the Solidarity Bethlehem on December 5 in the Alameda Pío XII, until the 5 In January, with the Three Kings Parade, you can enjoy traditional and cultural events in Teror that will make us feel the Christmas spirit.

It is going to be a special Christmas again, subject to health protocols, establishing capacity and attendance limits for events that will take place in person. The Teror City Council has worked so that citizens can enjoy these festivities with the maximum security, health and control measures, creating safe spaces.

The program of events organized by the Department of Celebrations and Culture includes a varied program of traditional events, shows, concerts for all audiences, especially for the youngest members of the family. Also from the areas of Citizen Participation, Commerce, Handicrafts, Youth and Children, Seniors and Tourism, specific activities have been programmed, both in the Casco de Teror and in the neighborhoods, with the collaboration of the Neighborhood Associations.

 

 

Dec
3
Fri
2021
Las Palmas Sand Art Nativity – Belen de Arena 2021
Dec 3 2021 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 5 2022 @ 10:00 pm

 

 

Gran Canaria’s biggest nativity sculpture, the sand art Belen de Arena 2021 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is scheduled to open on Friday, December 3 on Las Canteras Beach at 16:00.

Every year one of the landmarks is reproduced as a sand art piece and this year it is Alfredo Kraus Auditorium.

Belen de Arena opening hours : 
10:00-22:00 every day, except 24 and 31 December and 5 January, the closing time is 20:00 

One of the main seasonal attractions in the capital, and for the island, is open until January 6, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2021

The creative modeling of the Christmas scenes will begin on November 23. The fencing, conditioning and moving the sand began on the second week of November in the La Puntilla area, in front of the Plaza de Saulo Torón on Las Canteras beach.

 

 

 

 

Dec
4
Sat
2021
Gran Canaria Beachvolleyball Festival – Las Palmas
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day

 

 

The 3rd edition of the Gran Canaria Beachvolleyball Festival 4-6 December on La Playa de las Alcaravaneras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria .

120 international teams, 60% of which are from outside the island, both from the peninsula and from other countries like Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Norway and Switzerland.

This amateur tournament is aimed at local, national and international beach volleyball lovers who want to combine leisure and sport in Gran Canaria, and will have a mixed category competition, male and female categories and, as a novelty, the mixed 4×4 category.

It will take place on the Alcaravaneras beach, the sports beach par excellence (at the height of the Specialized Center for Sports Technification of the Canary Islands belonging to the Canarian Volleyball Federation; CETD).

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, December 4  mixed category 2×2.
On Sunday, the men’s and women’s categories and
on Monday, the mixed 4×4 category as a novelty.

Gran Canaria Bike Week – La Cicloturista 2021
Dec 4 – Dec 11 all-day

 
 

Gran Canaria Bike Week – La cicloturista is a cycling event on Gran Canaria that has been celebrated since 1988. In 2021 it will be 33 years old and the event is held this year from the 4th to the 11th of December.

Gran Canaria Bike Week is a combination of sport, tourism, gastronomy, history and much more cycling through deep ravines, imposing volcanic craters and cliffs, next to the wonderful dunes of Maspalomas and beaches of this fairytale island.

Remember, that when there is a sporting event happening on Gran Canaria it also means that there might be some momentary traffic delays on the routes during the cycling routes and days.” 

These are the longest routes during the week:

4 December : Maspalomas – Vecindario – Agüimes – Temisas – Santa Lucía – Vecindario – Maspalomas
Start time at 08:00 from Faro de Maspalomas

5 December : Maspalomas – Agüimes – Telde – Valsequillo – Santa Brígida
Start time at 08:00 from Faro de Maspalomas

6 December Santa Brígida – Llanos de la Pez – Ayacata – Tunte – Maspalomas
Start time at 09:00 Santa Brígida

7 December : Fred Olsen – Maspalomas Bike, Maspalomas – Ayagaures – Maspalomas
Start time at 10:00 Faro de Maspalomas

8 December : Mercedes Benz Flick Canarias – Circular Barranquillo Andrés , Lighthouse Maspalomas Lighthouse – Barranquillo Andrés – Pie de La Cuesta – Mogán – Maspalomas
Start time at 09:00 Lighthouse Maspalomas Lighthouse

8 December :  Sitycletas – LPGC Tour Park Santa Catalina Park – Alfredo Kraus Auditorium – Vegueta – Santa Catalina Park
Start time at 10:30 Santa Catalina

9 December : Summit of Gran Canaria, Lighthouse Maspalomas Lighthouse – Neighborhood – Agüimes – Telde – Cazadores – Pico de las Nieves – San Bartolomé de Tirajana – Fataga – Maspalomas Lighthouse
Start time at 7:30 Departure point: Maspalomas

10 December : Gran Canaria Verde, Arucas – Moya – Fontanales – Montaña Alta – Moya – Arucas
Start time at 09:30 Arucas

11 December Dunas – Love GC, Faro de Maspalomas – Taurito – Dunas Suite
Start time at 10:00 Faro de Maspalomas

 

 

 

Municipal Market of Santa Brigida
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm

 

 

The Weekend Market of Santa Brigida, ‘El Mercado Agrícola y Artesanal’ in the northeastern inland part of the island, celebrated its 35rd anniversary in summer 2021. Varieties of cheese, country bread, jams and marmalades, natural produced honey and a variety of confectionery.

“This beautiful old town was where the British aristocrats and merchants of the 18th and 19th century first came to visit on health holidays, making it one of the first tourism destination on Gran Canaria. It is still home for many aristocracy families and their gorgeous country homes.”

At the Moment it is a very small market with about a dozens stall operating. Just next to the market, there is a Wine museum “La Casa del Vino de Gran Canaria” which is worth visiting. 

Opening hours :
On Friday 14:00-20:00, On Saturday 08:00-20:00 and on Sunday 08:00-14:00 

 

‘Regalarte’ – The Market Puerto Rico
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 10:00 pm

 

 

‘Regalarte’ Christmas market at The Market Puerto Rico every weekend between 26 November 2021 until 5 January 2022. This is a market with local artisans and artists with a common denominator: sustainable, artisanal and zero kilometre products. The market will also have workshops, talks and exhibitions, as well as activities for the little ones. From 17:00-22:00 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Dec
5
Sun
2021
Municipal Market of Santa Brigida
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm

 

 

The Weekend Market of Santa Brigida, ‘El Mercado Agrícola y Artesanal’ in the northeastern inland part of the island, celebrated its 35rd anniversary in summer 2021. Varieties of cheese, country bread, jams and marmalades, natural produced honey and a variety of confectionery.

“This beautiful old town was where the British aristocrats and merchants of the 18th and 19th century first came to visit on health holidays, making it one of the first tourism destination on Gran Canaria. It is still home for many aristocracy families and their gorgeous country homes.”

At the Moment it is a very small market with about a dozens stall operating. Just next to the market, there is a Wine museum “La Casa del Vino de Gran Canaria” which is worth visiting. 

Opening hours :
On Friday 14:00-20:00, On Saturday 08:00-20:00 and on Sunday 08:00-14:00 

 

‘Regalarte’ – The Market Puerto Rico
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm

 

 

‘Regalarte’ Christmas market at The Market Puerto Rico every weekend between 26 November 2021 until 5 January 2022. This is a market with local artisans and artists with a common denominator: sustainable, artisanal and zero kilometre products. The market will also have workshops, talks and exhibitions, as well as activities for the little ones. From 17:00-22:00 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Dec
7
Tue
2021
Fiestas Patronales Santa Lucía y Los Labradores 2021
Dec 7 – Dec 19 all-day

 

 


The festivities in honour of the south-eastern municipal capital’s patron Santa Lucía y Los Labradores 7-19 December 2021

See the full program HERE!

Monday, 13 December 2021 is also a local bank holiday in the municipality.

 

The coronation ceremony of the Swedish Lucía and the Canarian Lucía happens every year in the south, a tradition that has been celebrated for 56 ( 2019) years by twinning Luléa, a town in north Sweden, and the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana in the south west of Gran Canaria, with two complimentary representatives of purity and light. This part of the festivities was cancelled last year in 2020.

Every year the people of Luléa, Sweden, send their elected “Lucia” to join her Canarian counterpart here on the island in the run up to the Yule Time holidays.  Often these two young girls, with lights in their hair, will visit various events in the north and the south in the days before the main event in the tiny mountain village of Santa Lucia, in the Tirajana Valley

On December 13th the fiestas in honour of the patron saint, Santa Lucía, are held. in 2020, these fiestas have been declared as National tourist attraction, as they manage to combine religious festivals with public sentiment.

Arising from this combination of originality and tradition are events such as the procession of the image of Santa Lucía on December 13th, the crowning of ‘La Lucía’ together with her Swedish namesake.

Both Lucia’s are usually crowned on the eve of the feast day at a service in the Ecumenical Church in Playa del Inglés as well as attending the annual Swedish Choir concert at the British Church of Las Palmas, Holy Trinity, on the north of the island.

The Feast of Santa Lucia also signifies the upcoming main feast day of the town, born out of the agricultural past of the municipality, the Pilgrimage of the Workers Romería de Los Labradores, which is celebrated on the weekend nearest to December 17th and very well attended by thousands of the faithful who descend on the picturesque little village of Santa Lucia every year in traditional canarian costume.

 

Saint Lucy’s Day, also called the Feast of Saint Lucy, is a Christian feast day celebrated on 13 December in Advent, commemorating Saint Lucy, a 3rd-century martyr under the Diocletianic Persecution, who according to legend brought “food and aid to Christians hiding in the catacombs” using a candle-lit wreath to “light her way and leave her hands free to carry as much food as possible”.Her feast once coincided with the WinterSolstice, the shortest day of the year before calendar reforms, so her feast day has become a Christian festival of light. Falling within the Advent season, Saint Lucy’s Day is viewed as an event signaling the arrival of Christmastide, pointing to the arrival of the Light of Christ in the calendar, on Christmas Day.

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL OF SAINT LUCIA

Saint Lucy’s Day is celebrated most commonly in Scandinavia, with their long dark winters, where it is a major feast day. As well as in Italy, with each emphasising a different aspect of the story. In Scandinavia, where Saint Lucy is called Santa Lucia in Norwegian and Sankta Lucia in Swedish, she is represented as a lady in a white dress (a symbol of a Christian’s white baptismal robe) and red sash (symbolising the blood of her martyrdom) with a crown or wreath of candles on her head. In Norway, Sweden and Swedish-speaking regions of Finland, as songs are sung, girls dressed as Saint Lucy carry cookies and saffron buns in procession, which “symbolizes bringing the light of Christianity throughout world darkness.” [Find Out More on Wikipedia]

 

Artisan Craft Market – Playa de Mogán
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

HANDICRAFT 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐊𝐄𝐓 𝐈𝐍 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐘𝐀 𝐃𝐄 𝐌𝐎𝐆Á𝐍!
Every Monday, starting on 15 November 2021, Playa de Mogán will host “Mercadillo de Artesanía” an Artisan Craft Market in the vicinity of Plaza de Las Gañanías, from 09:00 to 14:00

 

 

 

Other weekly municipal markets:

𝐎𝐧 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐮í𝐧

Plaza Negra, calle Juan Juana, José Manuel Santana García and Avenida Álamo Suárez ( aka avenida Muelle ). As well as a Handicraft market on Plaza de Las Marañuelas.

 

𝐎𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐚 𝐝𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐠á𝐧

Calle Explanada del Castillete, calle La Noria.

 

On Saturday in Arguineguín
Second hand market on Plaza Negra 
Dec
8
Wed
2021
‘El mercadillo de Maspalomas’ – Maspalomas Market
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 
 

On Saturday and Wednesdays, all kinds of textile articles flood the car park Municipal Market, located on Avenida Alejandro del Castillo. It is one of the markets most attractive for tourists; El Mercadillo de Maspalomas, ‘Maspalomas market’. The market is from 08:00 to 14:00.

At the Maspalomas Market, hundreds of vendors offer visitors clothing, footwear, handbags, wallets, costume jewellery, leather and handmade jewellery, among many other products. There is also an area, to enjoy a refreshment, set up for authorised vehicles to prepare and sell food and drink.

Dec
9
Thu
2021
Gáldar municipal market @ Galdar
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Gáldar Municipal Market on Thursdays in Plaza de Santiago, in front of the beautiful church, Iglesia de Santiago de Gáldar.
This lovely little market is from 08:00 – 14:00
Mercadillo Municipal de Agüimes Casco
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

 

 

This is a lovely little weekly market, ‘Mercadillo Municipal de Agüimes Casco‘ in the city centre and the commercial area of Villa de Agüimes, with numerous other services in its surroundings to explore. The market offers fresh products and beautiful crafts as well as textiles and floristry.

Every Thursday from 08:00 – 13:00 ( 07:00 – 14:00 )

*** From January 2020 the market moved to a new location at la plaza del Centro de Mayores, next to health center and behind the town hall.

 


With less that 10 minute walk from the market, take a stroll around the cobbled streets of the Agüimes old town with beautiful and interesting statues and sculptures scattered around and with history dating back to the conquest of the island. It is well worth a visit’

Dec
10
Fri
2021
IV Feria de Eventos y Celebraciones Vecindario 2021
Dec 10 – Dec 12 all-day

 

 

IV Feria de Eventos y Celebraciones Vecindario 2021 take place 10-12 December 2021 in the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias. The fair was postponed from 26-28 November.

The 4th Events and Celebrations Fair Vecindario is organised by the Association of Neighborhood Entrepreneurs and Professionals (ASCOIVE) in collaboration with the Commerce Area of ​​the Santa Lucía City Council and financed by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria.

This is a fair dedicated to the organising parties, company events and all kinds of events and celebrations. You can find a wide range of products and services related to the sector that will occupy more than 40 stands from textile shops, furniture rental, travel agencies, car rental, children’s entertainment, wineries, aesthetic centers, florists, photography and video, jewellery, lighting and sound, bridal and party fashion, furniture and decoration, event organization, orchestras, magicians, choirs, etc., hairdressers, pastry, catering service to hotels and restaurants.

Agricultural market Plaza de Playa de Arinaga
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Farmers’ market in Plaza de Playa de Arinaga on Fridays 08:00-14:00, just in front of the church church Nuestra Señora del Pino – Arinaga. The municipality of Agüimes new Agricultural market, starting from Friday, July 2 for direct sales. It will initially consist of a dozen zero kilometre stalls, in which the farmers themselves will offer their products directly to visitors, without intermediaries: locally produced fruits, vegetables and vegetables that can be purchased at a fair price.

These stands will be accompanied by other complementary products like flowers, crafts, gift items or textiles. The new market in Playa de Arinaga will be open every Friday, between 08:00 and 14:00. It will be the second popular market in the municipality of Agüimes, along with the one that already takes place every Thursday in the Plaza de las Ramblas, in Agüimes casco.

The initiative, promoted by the Consumption area of the Agüimes City Council, aims to boost commerce in Playa de Arinaga. It will be a meeting place between farmers and consumers, beneficial for both. While the former will have the opportunity to output their production, the latter will have easy access to quality local products.

San Mateo Weekend Market
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm

 

 

The weekend market of Vega de San Mateo in the mountains is a popular place to visit by locals and visitors with its over 90 stalls.

Open from Friday to Sunday you can find a big market warehouse building as well as outside stalls and occasional music and dancing during summer. Local farmers selling a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, fruit but also cheese, wine and much more. Outside area offers stalls selling an interesting array of different products from handcrafts, clothes, bags among others.

On Friday and Saturday 08:00 – 20:00 and on Sunday 09:00 – 14:30 

 

 

The market and surrounding area is undergoing major renovations and improvements. The opening of an underground parking on la Plaza del Mercado – Los Gofiones ( just after the small bus station ) has improved the traffic and parking on a busy day like a market day.

 

 

 

 

 

‘At the same time take the opportunity to stroll along the old quarter of the Vega de San Mateo, visit the Parish Church, located in the Calle Principal and enjoy a lovely lunch in one of the restaurants near by.’

Friday Market – Playa de Mogán
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

 

FRIDAY IS A MARKET DAY IN PLAYA DE MOGÁN 

The popular Friday Market restarted in Playa de Mogán from October 1. This has got to be the most scenic places on Gran Canaria to have a market, by the beach and a harbour, beautifully kept houses and shops, bars and restaurants galore. A really lovely way for visitors staying in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Anfi or Arguineguín to get there is by ferry. The market is 09:00-14:00.

This very busy tourist market has a little bit of everything on sale from bags, clothes, souvenirs, sunglasses, art and everything between and more.

Municipal Market of Santa Brigida
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm

 

 

The Weekend Market of Santa Brigida, ‘El Mercado Agrícola y Artesanal’ in the northeastern inland part of the island, celebrated its 35rd anniversary in summer 2021. Varieties of cheese, country bread, jams and marmalades, natural produced honey and a variety of confectionery.

“This beautiful old town was where the British aristocrats and merchants of the 18th and 19th century first came to visit on health holidays, making it one of the first tourism destination on Gran Canaria. It is still home for many aristocracy families and their gorgeous country homes.”

At the Moment it is a very small market with about a dozens stall operating. Just next to the market, there is a Wine museum “La Casa del Vino de Gran Canaria” which is worth visiting. 

Opening hours :
On Friday 14:00-20:00, On Saturday 08:00-20:00 and on Sunday 08:00-14:00 

 

‘Regalarte’ – The Market Puerto Rico
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 10:00 pm

 

 

‘Regalarte’ Christmas market at The Market Puerto Rico every weekend between 26 November 2021 until 5 January 2022. This is a market with local artisans and artists with a common denominator: sustainable, artisanal and zero kilometre products. The market will also have workshops, talks and exhibitions, as well as activities for the little ones. From 17:00-22:00 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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