Category: Carnival

Santa Lucía Christmas program 2022-2023
Nov 22 2022 – Jan 7 2023 all-day

Christmas program Santa Lucía de Tirajana 22 November 2022 – 7 January 2023.

The Santa Lucía de Tirajana City Council have organised fifty activities with the collaboration of the Ascoive Entrepreneurs Association to enjoy leisure at Christmas in the municipality and at the same time do their festive shopping.

Concerts from Gran Canaria Big Bad, Los Salvapantallas, kid Rock History, La Banda de los Piojillos, humour from Omayra Cazorla, Jaime Marrero, children’s parties, clowns, street parade, craft fair, special lights-on event, drive-in cinema and up to 50 activities will animate the open commercial area of Avenida de Canarias and different towns and neighbourhoods during the Christmas season.


Friday 25 November: A little Christmas street parade at 18:00 in the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias
Saturday 26 November: Children workshops 10:30-13:30 in the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias, Christmas lights-on at 20:00 on Plaza de Los Algodoneros. Concert by Los Salvapantallas at 21:00 on Plaza de San Rafael .

Saturday 3 December: Christmas lights-on event at the park of Santa Lucía casco at 20.00 and a concert by SwingStar

Thursday 22 December: Children’s party 16:30-20:30 in the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias

2-5 January: The Traditional Reyes Market on the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias from 19:00-21:00 (except on 5January until 22:00)

Wednesday 4 January: Reyes Magos touring the main street of the municipality between 11:00-13:00.
Children party between 16:30-20:30 on the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias. Welcome party of the Reyes Magos and letter collecting on Plaza de San Rafael from 17:00 to 21:00

Thursday 5 January: The Big Reyes Parade at 18:00 from Cruce de Sardina to Teatro Victor Jara.
concert by Family Soul Band and Los Lolas from 21:00 at Plaza de San Rafael


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Christmas program 2022-2023
Nov 24 2022 – Jan 5 2023 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 on Thursday, 24 November 2022 at 19:00. The Municipal Symphonic Band of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (BSMLPGC) will put the finishing touch to the event with a concert that will inaugurate the Christmas program that this year brings together more than 120 activities throughout the city.

The arrival of their Majesties from the East on 5 January 2023, will close a month and a half of activities that will start on Thursday 24 November in the epicentre of the founding neighbourhood where, in addition to the lighting of the first Christmas lights in the municipality and the nativity scene of the Town Hall, the work of Fernando Benítez.

Two days later, on Saturday, November 26, the BSMLPGC will perform again in Santa Ana with the family repertoire made up of Christmas themes and songs from well-known movies such as Harry Potter and The Jungle Book. Throughout the month of December, the plaza de Santa Ana will be the scene of other consolidated musical events in the Christmas program such as the performance of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (December 21), La Trova with its show “Trovamundo en Navidad” (22 December) and Los Gofiones (December 23).

Vegueta will also host another classic on the program, the Christmas Eve Concert by Olga Cerpa and Mestisay (December 24), which will once again be held in the Plaza del Pilar Nuevo. One of the novelties of the program, “Comic toy for a Christmas night” (January 3 and 4), will also take place in this location. It is a production produced by 2RC Teatro Compañía de Repertorio and directed by Rafael Rodríguez.

Kings Parade
Two of the most anticipated acts, the arrival of the Three Kings and the subsequent parade, will also return to normal. In this way, their Majesties of the East will stop at the Sanapú Pier (at 11:30), next to the Poema del Mar aquarium, on the morning of January 5 to receive the keys to the city from the hands of the mayor that will allow them to distribute gifts for boys and girls the same. They will do so after going through some of its streets, in a procession that will leave Castillo de la Luz (at 17:00) in the direction of San Telmo Park.


Access to most of the events scheduled at Christmas is free until full capacity is reached, with the exception of those that take place in Miller building, the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and the Pérez Galdós Theater. In the cultural room of Santa Catalina park, tickets for adult shows will cost 8 euros, while children’s shows will have a single price of three euros (children under 12 years free entry). In either case, the tickets will soon be available through or
Tickets for the activities planned in the Auditorium or the aforementioned capital coliseum are already on sale on the respective web pages of these cultural entities.


Agüimes Christmas program 2022-2023
Nov 25 2022 – Jan 5 2023 all-day


Christmas program in Gáldar 2022-2023

Friday, 25 November : Christmas lights-on event in the Plaza del Rosario

2-4 December

The Christmas market ‘Mercado Navideño’ of Agüimes is held in the historic centre between 2-4 December 2022. Some 20 stalls for local commerce, agricultural foods, books and crafts will be set up in Plaza del Rosario.

Opening Hours:
On Friday from 17:00 to 21:30
On Saturday from 10:00 to 21:30
On Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00

In addition to the surroundings of the Plaza del Rosario, the Agüimes Christmas market will have activities for all audiences in the surroundings of the Church of San Sebastián, in the Plaza Orlando Hernández, the alley of Los Camellos, the alley of Los Enamorados and in the surroundings of Plaza San Antón. There will be concerts, theater, Christmas stories, puppets, crafts, balloon twisting and, as the star attraction, a mini tourist train in which the local and visiting public will be able to explore the streets of the old town in a fun way.

Apart from turning on the Christmas lights and the craft market, the Agüimes City Council has organised a complete program of events to celebrate Christmas in all the neighbourhoods. On the weekend of December 17 and 18, the Christmas concert of Los Gofiones will be held at the Teatro Auditorio, and the traditional Christmas Carol Gathering organized by the Llanos Prietos Folk Workshop, with a session on Saturday at the Church of San José Obrero del Cruce de Arinaga and another on Sunday in the Church of San Sebastián, in the old town of Agüimes. On Sunday, December 18, at 11:00, in the Plaza del Rosario, there will be a solidarity toy collection organized by the La Salle Association.

Most of the activities will be concentrated coinciding with the school vacation period, in order to offer a leisure alternative to the families of the municipality. Between Friday, December 23 and Wednesday, January 4, the show ‘Cuentópolis en Navidad’ will cover all corners of the municipality, with workshops, children’s attractions and different entertainment activities: storytelling, children’s theatre, clowns and musical performances. Activities will also be carried out on the most important days, with separate Christmas Eve and New Year parties in the Plaza del Rosario. On December 31, also in the Plaza del Rosario, starting at 12:00 noon, the ‘New Year’s Eve Day’ will be held. On the morning of January 5, in Playa de Arinaga, there will be a reception for the procession of the Three Wise Men upon their arrival in the municipality.

5 January 2023, the 68th Magna Cabalgata de Reyes – Auto de los Reyes Magos at 19:30

Gáldar Christmas program 2022-23
Nov 25 2022 – Jan 5 2023 all-day


Gáldar is enjoying their largest program in history and are celebrating lights-on event on Friday, 25 November 2022.
The main novelties this year are the Christmas market. ice rink, and the extension of the ‘Flower Week’. In addition, on December 31 the Holy Door of the Sanctuary of Los Caballeros will be closed after the second consecutive Jacobean Year and the chimes will be broadcast from Gáldar to the whole world through Spanish Television.


On Friday 25 November: In a massive act held in the Plaza de Los Faycanes, Teodoro Sosa will light up Christmas at 19:00. The artist Omayra Cazorla will lead the event, and is enlivened by the Rainbow Gospel Choir, children’s Christmas carols, and a parade. Likewise, the municipal nativity scene will be presented, located in the Town Hall, and carried out for another year by José Luis Tacoronte and María González.

This is a Christmas in which Gáldar offers a greater supply of car parks, more than 500 spaces, after the inauguration last July of the Las Guayarminas car park.

The Gáldar Christmas market will be located on Calle Fernando Guanarteme, next to the Sanctuary of Santiago, and will remain open from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 20:30, on Fridays and Saturdays, and on the eve of holidays from 10:00 to 00:00 and on Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 22:00.

The ice rink will be located on the field attached to the Juan Vega Mateos Sports Center from December 16 to January 5.

The Flower Week, an amazing attraction will start on December 10 and will remain on cale Capitán Quesada and the surroundings of Plaza de Santiago until January 4, so the processions and parades typical of those dates will have alternative routes.

Friday, 16 December: The traditional concert of the Municipal Music Band in the Plaza de Santiago.

Sunday, 18 December: the traditional toy collection will take place at 12:00 in the Plaza de Los Faycanes.

23 December, Christmas Night in Gáldar, different parades, musical performances, concerts and visits to museums will take place in Gáldar from 17:00 to 03:00, as well as a Great Parade at 19:30 on Calle Drago and the Plaza from Santiago. The Plaza de Santiago will host the Christmas concert by the Canarian group Taburiente at 20:30, the ‘Hacia la raíz’ concert with Cristina Ramos and Benito Cabrera at 22:00, and at 00:00 the Armonía Show orchestra.

31 December: On New Year’s Eve, the closing ceremony of the Holy Door of the Sanctuary of Santiago de Los Caballeros de Gáldar and the closing of the Holy Year Gáldar Jacobeo 21·22 will begin at 18:00. At 22:30, the Plaza de Santiago will host a concert by singer Tony Tun Tun, at 23:50 the New Year’s Eve Chimes will take place, broadcast live on TVE nationally and internationally, and at 00:30 the night will close in the Plaza de Santiago the New Year’s Eve Verbena with the Puerto Rican singer Edwin Rivera and the La Mekánica&Tamarindos Orchestra

On Thursday, 5 January: one of the most magical days of the year will arrive with the arrival of the Three Wise Men at the Barrial stadium. Their Majesties will land by helicopter at 11:00, and from La Enconada the Great Parade will start, which will pass through San Isidro and the streets of the historic center. At 19:00 in the Plaza de Santiago, the traditional Auto de los Reyes Magos will take place and at 21:00 the Three Kings Night concert with the Aseres group.







The Gáldar Christmas program of 2022-23 will feature, for the first time in its history, a Christmas market.

There will be ten wooden booths that will be located on Calle Fernando Guanarteme from November 25 to January 5, both included, for the sale of all kinds of products related to Christmas. That is, gifts, accessories, complements, decoration, fashion, personal care products, craft products, pictures and toys, among others.

Maspalomas SBT Christmas events 2022-23
Nov 26 2022 – Jan 5 2023 all-day

Christmas events and activities in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana


On Saturday, 26 November starting at 19:00 on Avenida de Tejeda (next to the Church of San Fernando) the Christmas lights will be switched on by Mayor Conchi Narváez followed by a concert by Cristina Ramos.

♦ 1-7 December 2022 Ice rink in San Fernando de Maspalomas ⛸️ ✨
Plaza de San Fernando from Thursday, 1 December 16:00-20:00 and rest of the days 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00
Artificial ice and rink measuring 16×8. A nice addition for the Christmas events in Maspalomas.
Next to it there will be children’s activities and a chance to visit ‘Christmas House’ and to top it off a food truck area.

♦ Thursday 8 December – Los Gofiones Concert in San Fernando
The folkloric group Los Gofiones will premiere their latest record titled ‘Mexico in the Heart’ in Parque San Fernando at 20:30. With 54 years of existence, the group from Gran Canaria will go up on the San Fernando stage on Thursday to publicize what represents the 23rd album of their recording career with songs by renowned artists such as José Alfredo Jiménez, Juan Gabriel, Armando Manzanero, Christian Nodal, Natalia Jimenez, etc. Those present will be able to sing and dance to such popular songs as ` La llorona’, ‘Sombras’, ‘Yo me voy’, ‘México en la piel’, ‘Corazón espinado’, ‘Me muero’, ‘María pretty’, and many more.

♦ 9-10 December Sueña Navidad in El Tablero
On Friday:
Plaza de El Tablero “Sueña Navidad”: Children’s activities between 17:00-20:00 ♦ Market 17:00-21:00 ♦ Performances: Batucada (moving street music samba rythm) 19:30-20:30, Pedro Afonso 20:30-21:00 and concert by Aseres band 21:30-23:00
Centro Cultura EL Pajar: Music by La Pandilla de Drilo at 18:00On Saturday:
Plaza de El Tablero “Sueña Navidad”: Children’s activities between 10:00-13:00 and 17:00-20:00 ♦ Market 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-21:00 ♦ ♦ Performances: Batucada (moving street music samba rythm) 19:30-20:30, Dj José Vira 20:00-22:00 and a concert by Los Salvapantallas 21:30-23:30.
♦ Friday 16 December, concert in San Fernando de Maspalomas
Concert by Canarian music group Umiaya in plaza de San Fernando at 20:30
♦ Monday 26 December,  ‘Los Cantadores’ spectacle
A show to enjoy by Los Cantadores in Plaza de San Fernando at 20:00
more coming ….
Belén de Arena de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2022-2023
Dec 2 2022 – Jan 9 2023 all-day


Belén de Arena : Photo by LPA Visit

Gran Canaria’s biggest nativity sculpture, the 17th sand art Belén de Arena 2022-20223 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is scheduled to open at 16:00 on Friday, 2 December 2022. 

The 17th Belén de Arena in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria brings together the talent of 9 international sand sculptors. Sculptors from Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Canada, the United States, Latvia and Ireland will model the most iconic set of sculptures for Christmas in Gran Canaria.

The icon of Christmas in Gran Canaria, this year will dedicate its artistic proposal to youth and the future, with a special nod to peace. For the first time, there is a Ukrainian artist, Oleksiy Poda, who will share an artistic space with a Russian sand artist, Aleksei Schitov, already a regular at the Belén de Arena. Sue Mcgrew and Gresham Glover, from the United States; Karen Fralich and Guy Olivier, from Canada; Sanita Ravina, from Latvia; Fergus Mulvany, from Ireland and the Canary Islander, Bentejuí Ojeda, complete the artistic team of the 17th edition of this resource, unique for its singularity and monumentality.

Belén 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 9, 2023.


On Monday, 14 November 2022, the fencing, conditioning and moving the sand begin in the ​​La Puntilla area in front of the Plaza de Saulo Torón on Las Canteras beach.

The area will occupy 2800 square meters  and will be delimited for the safety of bathers and beach users, and to facilitate the machinery work. The first step will be to accumulate the sand that the sculptors will turn into a unique walk for Christmas.

Fiestas de la Inmaculada Concepción y la Caña Dulce 2022
Dec 2 – Dec 11 all-day

Fiestas de la Inmaculada Concepción y la Caña Dulce between 2-11 December 2022 in Jinámar Telde.
Festivities of Jinamar in honour of Our Lady of Conception and Sugar cane 2022, old and traditional parties that start on Friday 30th November, and continue until 11 December.

Santa Brígida Christmas program 2022-23
Dec 2 2022 – Jan 5 2023 all-day

Santa Brígida will turn on the Christmas lights on Friday, December 2 at 18:30. The event will take place on Calle Nueva and will be animated by the CEIP Juan del Río Ayala children’s choir and the Divershow concert. The municipal nativity scene will also be inaugurated in the enclaves where it has traditionally been placed last Christmas, in the portico of the Consistory and in the tent.

The House of Santa Claus, which has already become one of the essential appointments will open its doors until December 23 from 17:00 to 20:00.


Friday 9 December: concert by Los Salvapantallas at 21:30 in the Municipal Park
Saturday 10 December: Los Dandys del Swing will sing for Christmas at 21:00
Friday 16 December: Christmas symphony concert. Three great voices of the song in the Canary Islands, Ciro Corujo, Manuel Estupiñán and Pedro Manuel Afonso will share the same stage in the church square. The concert starts at 20:30

Saturday 17 December: A night of Christmas carols in the church of Santa Brígida at 19:30, in the hermitage of Pino Santo Bajo at 20:00 and in the parish of La Atalaya at 20:00

Tuesday 3 January: As a prelude to the Three Kings Parade, which this year recovers its traditional format; workshops, inflatables, and entertainment will be held in the church square and all accompanied by churros and chocolate.

Thursday 5 January: One of the most anticipated days. Starts at 18:00. Their Majesties the Three Kings of the East, mounted on their camels, will tour the streets of the urban area in a massive parade in which their entourages and numerous helpers will participate. At the end of the itinerary, the mayor will welcome the Kings to the municipality and give them the key that opens all the homes. Before the distribution of gifts in each house, their magical Majesties will receive the boys and girls in the church square.

Zona Triana Christmas Program 2022-23
Dec 2 2022 – Jan 4 2023 all-day

The Christmas program of Triana commercial area in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Workshops, activities, shows and many surprises to create that special magic that is lived at Christmas

Agaete Fiestas Nuestra Señora de la Concepción and Christmas 2022-23
Dec 3 2022 – Jan 5 2023 all-day


The municipality of Agaete celebrates the festivities of its Patron Saint, Our Lady of Conception and Christmas, with more than thirty acts from 3 December to 5 January.

The festivities of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción will begin on Saturday, December 3 with the sports event Tamadaba Trail, which will have the finish line of its three distances in the Plaza de la Constitución.

In total, the festivities in honour of the Patron Saint of Agaete, Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, will have a dozen religious acts and more than twenty recreational and cultural events, with which the Villa de Agaete will close the year 2022 and enter 2023, a Christmas full of magic.


Monday 5 December
at 19:00 Children’s Show Around the World in B0 days, by Camino Viejo Producciones – Plaza de la Constitución

Tuesday 6 December
at 20:00 Solidarity Gala for Human Rights, with the performance of Yeray Rodríguez – Plaza de la Constitución

Thursday 8 December: The Feast Day of ‘Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception’, the patron saint of the Villa, with the solemn Eucharist at 11:30, followed by a procession through the streets of the town.

Tuesday 13 December
at 20:00 Lighting of the Christmas tree and the illumination of Concepción street with the performance of the Gospel group MLOU – Plaza Tomás Morales
Next at the Cultural Centre: Inauguration of the Artisan Nativity scene made by Antonio García.

Saturday 7 December
at 22:30 Concert by ‘Aseres’  – Plaza de la Constitución

Friday 9 December:
Concerts by Tacones Rojos and Los Lola at 22:00 at Plaza de la Constitución

Saturday 10 December:
X Meeting of Music Bands;  Jerónimo Martin, with the bands Guayedra Musical Group and the 1st Cycle of the Professional Music Conservatory of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at 20:30 at Plaza de la Constitucíon.

Sunday 11 December:
Children’s show  La Leyenda de Tomte (The Legend of Tomte) at 12:30 in Huerto de las Flores

Tuesday, 13 December – Christmas Lights-on event
The official lights-on event will take place on Tuesday, December 13, as is the tradition for the celebration of the Conception and Christmas Festivities.
At 20:00 on Plaza Tomás Morales the lighting of the Christmas tree and the illumination of Calle Concepción with the performance of the Gospel group MLOU.

Sunday 18 December
at 12:30 children’s show -Huerto de las Flores

Saturday 31 December
21:00 VIII San Silvestre 2022, Villa de Agaete
23:00 New Year’s Eve Party with La Decada Prodigiosa and Armonía Show – Plaza de la Constitución

Sunday 1 January
at 18:30 Concert of the first sunset of the year by Olga Cerpa and Mestisay – Puerto de Las Nieves
at 20:30 New Year’s concert by the Guayedra Musical Group – Plaza de la Constitución

Monday 2 January
at 20:30 Camino Viejo Productions presents: Neverland – Plaza de la Constitución

Thursday 5 January
11:00h. Reception of their Majesties the Three Wise Men of the East – Town Hall of the Villa de Agaete and then visits the neighborhoods

Gran Canaria Bike Week 2022 – La cicloturista
Dec 3 – Dec 11 all-day



Gran Canaria Bike Week – La cicloturista is a cycling event on Gran Canaria that has been celebrated since 1988. In 2022 it will be 34 years old and the event is held between 3-11 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.” 

More information Gran Canaria Bike Week

Villa de Moya Christmas program 2022-23
Dec 3 2022 – Jan 5 2023 all-day

Christmas program Villa de Moya 2022-23.

Christmas lights, concerts, musicals, shows for the whole family, workshops, a macro-roscón, the Dulce Villa de Moya race, a living nativity scene, the visit of Santa Claus, New Year’s Eve, the procession of the Three Kings … all this and much more in the most special 𝐍𝐀𝐕𝐈𝐃𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐒 in Villa de Moya.


10-11 December
The traditional “𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐂𝐀𝐃𝐎 𝐍𝐀𝐕𝐈𝐃𝐄Ñ𝐎” Christmas Market of Villa de Moya between 11-12 December 2022. Christmas is lived one more year with special joy and enthusiasm in the streets of Villa de Moya with typical Christmas products, gift items, crafts and food.
The market is open on Saturday 17:00-22:00 and on Sunday 10:00-14:00

Sunday 18 December 
Children’s Christmas at Parque Pico Lomito 10:00-14:00
Christmas concert at Plaza Tomás Morales at 12:00
Living nativity scene at 17:00 at Parque Pico Lomito


Saturday 31 December 
-Children activities from 12:00 on Calle Miguel Hernández.
-Music by Kilian Viera on the stage in front of the church.
– ‘La Trova’ performing at 15:00 on stage in front of the church.
-‘Los 600’ performing at 17:00 on stage in front of the church.
– Bells at 19:00 and music performance by ‘Aseres’

Thursday 5 January:
Reyes Magos parade at 11:00


Beefeater London Xmas Market – Zona Mesa y López
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – Dec 10 @ 10:00 pm

Beefeater Christmas market with an English accent in Mesa y López 5-10 December 2022
The Xmas Market will take place on the boulevard closest to Plaza de España with live music, a DJ, artisan stalls, Christmas decorations, food and drink stalls, entertainment, surprises and raffles.

Opening Hours :
Christmas market stalls from 10:00 to 22:00
the leisure area from 13:00 to 00:00

Avenida Mesa y López with entry from Plaza España

Free entry, capacity limited





Fiestas Patronales de Santa Lucía y los Labradores 2022
Dec 6 – Dec 18 all-day


The festivities in honour of the south-eastern municipal capital’s patron Santa Lucía y Los Labradores 6-18 December 2022. Tuesday, 13 December 2022 is also a local bank holiday in the municipality.


Tuesday, 6 December: Election of the Lucía Canarias 2022 in the Santa Lucía Library from 16:00 to 20:00

Tuesday, 13 December: Main feast Day. 
Diana Floreada in the streets at 07:00.
Livestock exhibition at 09:00, next to the polideportivo municipal
reception of the Lucías at Casa Consistoriales at 11:00

Wednesday, 14 December: Día de Haragán
The Day of the Haragán, one of the most popular acts of the patron saint festivities of Santa Lucia, is celebrated this Thursday. At 11:00 activities on Calle Leopoldo Matos as well as ‘Treasury Hunt’. Music between 11:30-14:00. Traditional Canarian games at 12:00 and at 14:00 popular food.

From 18.00, the street procession starts and the people of Santa Lucia will again “Judge Haragán” this year discussing the negative and positive events that have taken place throughout the year and coming to a final verdict whereby the ever-guilty protagonist always ends up being burned at the stake.

The figure of the Haragán will be accompanied by papahuevos ( the big paper mache dolls ) and Archipiélago music band. Upon return, chocolate with churros are on offer. Once the trial is over, the verdict of the popular jury will be celebrated with a fireworks display to celebrate the verdict with joy.


Sunday, 18 December: Romeria Los Labradores at 13:00 (This is also the last big pilgrimage of the year on Gran Canaria)





















More about the festivities:

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 southwest 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.


Teror Christmas program 2022-23
Dec 8 2022 – Jan 5 2023 all-day


Teror celebrates Christmas with an extensive program of events to share with the family.

An extensive program of activities begins on December 8 with the inauguration of the municipal Solidarity Bethlehem, and the lighting of Christmas lights, on December 9. Some twenty events will take place in Casco de Teror until January 5, with the Three Kings Parade, in addition to the many events that will take place in the neighborhoods of the municipality.



Thursday, December 8
Inauguration of the 
Municipal Solidarity Nativity Scene in favour of Cáritas Interparroquial de Teror by the Teror Nativity Scene Collective, with the participation of Parranda Los Álamos.
Plaza Teresa de Bolivar Square at 20:00. Open until January 5, 2023, from 11:00 to 20:00.

Friday, December 9
Audiovisual show on the façade of the Basilica of Ntra. Sra. del Pino, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Christmas lighting.
Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Pino at 20:00. Inauguration of the switching on of the Christmas lights, followed by the streets of the Historic Center of Teror.

Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11
Handicraft Show for Christmas
Calle Real de la Plaza. Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00. Sunday: 10:00 to 15:00.

Friday, December 16
Representation of the Traditional Living Nativity Scene To Bethlehem, in the San Isidro neighborhood, by Universo GC and PRAX 91, with the participation of the Trilla La Era Neighborhood Association.
Passes at 19:00 / 19:30 / 20:00 and 20:30. Free tickets at

Saturday, December 17
Trade fair “Rulando por los comercios de Teror”. Town streets. From 10:00 to 20:00
at 10:00 Opening of the Fair with musical parade by Dixyland and Christmas characters
10:30 – 13:30 Workshops “I design my cloth bag” “personalized badges”, “natural Christmas tree” and children’s games by La Norita and Sherpaventura house.
at 12:00 fashion show “Rulando por los commerce de Teror” with the participation of the hairdressing, beauty and fashion shops of the municipality. Presenter: Israel Acevedo.
at 13:30 Concert: Maldita EGB and The Dangers

Visit from Santa Claus. Welcome Parade
From the Boulevard to the Teror Auditorium at 17:30.

Christmas show Santa Claus Christmas Show II where we can greet Santa Claus and give him our letter. Animation of Santa’s Snow Show at the entrance of the Auditorium.
Teror Auditorium. Three shows : 18:00 / 19:15  / 20:30. Free entry only at, Until full capacity.
Admission is free, you can contribute with a voluntary financial donation in the piggy banks of the NGO GUARDIAS CIVILES SOLIDARIOS.

The lighting of the Araucaria by Santa Claus and Christmas Concert by Family Soul Band
Alameda Pío XII. At the end of the last pass of the Auditorium.

Audiovisual show on the façade of the Basilica of Ntra. Sra. del Pino.

Sunday, December 18
Trade fair “Rulando por los comercios de Teror”. Town streets. From 10:00 to 15:00
11:00 to 14:00 Children’s entertainment with animated characters.
Christmas Concert of the Bandita of the ASC Banda de Música de Teror at Alameda Pius XII at 12:00.

Thursday, December 22
Children’s Workshops, from 11:00 to 13:00
Children’s film screening from 17:00 to 19:00

Friday, December 23
Christmas concert of La Parranda de Teror.
Teror Auditorium. 20:30  Free tickets from December 1 at and box office.
Admission is free, you can contribute with a voluntary financial donation in the piggy banks of the NGO GUARDIAS CIVILES SOLIDARIOS.

Night Party
Tent Plaza de Sintes. 23:00 at 03:00

Sunday, December 25
Traditional Christmas Concert by the Teror Music Band directed by Mr. Óscar Sánchez Benítez in Basilica of Our Lady of the Pine at 20:00,followed by an audiovisual show on the façade of the Basilica of Ntra. Sra. del Pino. Next.

Friday, December 30 :
Children’s Fair in Carpa Plaza de Sintes. From 17:30 to 19:30.

Tennessee Christmas concert, with the participation of this famous national band, which on this occasion will perform great Christmas classics.
Teror Auditorium. 20:30. Entry €10. Tickets at and Auditorium box office.

Saturday December 31
New Year’s Day Party .
With the performances of the School of Heat and Harmony Show in Plaza de Ntra. Sra. del Pino, starting at 14:00.
New Year’s parade with Banda Isleña to end the celebration in the Boulevard and Muro Nuevo area with DJ Promaster .
Boulevard and Calle Real, from 18:00.

Thursday, January 5
SSMM parade of the Three Kings welcoming the most magical night of the year. Route is from Paseo González Díaz to the Teror Auditorium. Starting at 16:00

Show The Night of Illusion . Act of visit of SSMM the Three Kings of the East to Teror
Auditorium of Teror. Three shows: 6:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Free admission until full capacity is reached only at
Admission is free, you can contribute with a voluntary financial donation in the piggy banks of the NGO GUARDIAS CIVILES SOLIDARIOS.

Arucas Christmas program 2022-23
Dec 9 2022 – Jan 5 2023 all-day

The Arucas Christmas program 2022-2023 has a large number of events aimed at all ages. You can enjoy acts such as: ‘The Christmas Train’, ‘The Christmas Circus ‘, ‘The Visits of Santa Claus’ in all the neighbourhoods, the parade of SSMM the Three Wise Men, the traditional Bethlehem of Arena, all activities programmed with great enthusiasm for the enjoyment of all.

This year Arucas will become the City of Christmas, where numerous activities for young and old will give life to the streets, where you can enjoy different representations of the Portal de Belén and Christmas lighting will decorate the entire municipality. Arucas has recovered the Family New Year’s Eve, where the festivities will start the year at 12 noon, welcoming 2023 as a family. Santa Claus will visit, as every year, the different neighbourhoods and this year, at last, the city will be able to receive and accompany their majesties The Three Kings of the East, on January 5 starting in the morning, where children will be able to deliver the letter in the Plaza de San Juan, and in the afternoon in the traditional Three Kings Parade, and to say goodbye to them in the Plaza de la Constitución”.

Christmas Train:  23 December – 4 January. Departure is from Plaza de la Constitución at 11:00, 14:00, 17:00 and 21:00
( except on 24 & 31 December at 11:00 and 14:00 and 25 December and 17:00 and 21:00)


Friday, 9 December: Christmas Lights-on events at 18:30 on Plaza de la Constitución with the participation of the articistic schools of the municipality. Inauguration of the Christmas park, Parque de las Flores

“Merry Christmas” concert by Cristina Ramos at 21:00 on Plaza de San Juan

Saturday 10 December: Bestial Race at 09:00 dep and finish line at the football field “Elías Riskallal”.
‘Christmas rounds’ by the artistic schools of the municipality at 11:00 Plaza de la Constitución and Parque de la Paz.
Concert by ‘Efecto Pasillo’ “Los Reyes del Mambo Tour” at 20:00 on Plaza de San Juan

Sunday 11 December: Children’s theatre at 12:15 on Plaza de San Juan.
Tribute concert to U2 at 19:30 at Plaza de San Juan.

Saturday 17 December: Diver Show Kid’s for Christmas at 18:0 on Plaza de la Constitución.
Tribute concert to Michael Jackson at 20:00 at Plaza de San Juan.

Sunday 18 December: Traditional Christmas concert at 20:00 at Plaza de San Juan.

Saturday 31 December: Family New Year. Music by Baton Rouge Dixieland. Activities for children starting at 10:30
New Year Celebration at 12:00 at Plaza de San Juan
Concert by ‘Ultima Llave’ at 17:30 on Calle León y Castillo.
at 23.55 Fireworks from the Montaña de Arucas.
At 00:30 late night party with music on Plaza de San Juan

Sunday, 1 January: New Year concert – Non Trubada at 20:00 on Plaza de San Juan

4-5 January: Reyes market on Calle Juan de Bethencourt. Opening hours on Wednesday 12:00-22:00 and on Thuesday 11:00-22:00

5 January: King’s Parade at 19:00 and the route goes via Avenida El Miron, Suárez Francy, Fransisco Gourié, and will end up at Plaza de la Constitución.


Mogán Christmas program 2022-23
Dec 9 2022 – Jan 5 2023 all-day


The municipality of Mogán celebrates Christmas with more than 40 activities from December 9 to January 5.

The program will commence on Friday, 9 December, with the traditional lights-on event held on the recently rehabilitated El Perchel beach in Arguineguín and its surroundings starting at 18:00. Swith on the Christmas lights with the musical ‘Librería de Fantasías’, in which children’s characters such as Mary Poppins appear, followed by a concert of the Dandys del Swing, who will delight with a jazz-style Christmas repertoire.

Christmas activities will end on 5 January and some of the popular events are the Living Nativity Scene in Veneguera on December 25, the end of the year festivities, and the Three Kings Parade. In addition, there will be concerts such as Pedro Manuel Afonso’s, Christmas carols with the town’s parrandas, toy libraries and children’s shows such as the ‘Coco and Pepe Show’ by Cantajuego, the Christmas House, and other Christmas-themed activities. All free.


Friday, 9 December: Christmas lights-on event on El Perchel Beach in Arguineguñin starting at 18:00

Saturday, 10 December: Christmas Carols in Pueblo de Mogán (aka casco de Mogán ) church at 20:30

12-16 December: Christmas House in Plaza Pérez Galdós square in Arguineguín 17:00-19:00
Saturday, 17 December: Christmas Carols in Arguineguín church at 20:30
Pedro Afonso with the show ‘Leyendas’ in Plaza de Las Gañanias at 21:00

21 December: Cantajuego with ‘El Show de Coco y Pepe’ at 18:00 in Plaza Pérez Galdós square in Arguineguín.


Living Nativity Scene, 35th anniversary

The Living Nativity Scene of Veneguera will celebrate its 35 years of existence on 25 December. The Colectivo Belén Viviente de Veneguera organises this activity that recreates a great sample of Canarian, folkloric, craft and gastronomic traditions. It will begin with the Christmas Mass in the neighbourhood church at 17:30 and will run from 19:00 until late at night in the area known as ‘La Cardonera’.

End of the year

The municipality will receive 2023 with parties in the historic centre of Mogán, Arguineguín and Playa de Mogán with the participation of different DJs and the Furia Joven orchestra.
Delivery of letters and ‘Auto de Reyes Magos’

Entering the new year, the boys and girls will be able to deliver their letters to the Royal Page of Their Majesties Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar. It will be on 3 January in Playa de Mogán, where a parade with animated characters will be held beforehand, and on the 4 January in the old town of Mogán, where a magic show will also be held.

Reyes Magos 

The Three Kings of the East will visit Mogán on the 5th of January. The procession will leave Veneguera at 10:00 and will culminate in Arguineguín around 18:00 at the Arguineguín pier. The Three Kings Parade begins from the pier and will head towards the Plaza Pérez Galdós. Once there, they will be given the key to the municipality and the little ones can give them their letters.

That same day, at 20:30, the representation of the ‘Auto de Reyes Magos’ will take place in the Church of San Antonio de Padua. This dramatic piece, of great historical and cultural value, reflects the experiences of the Magi during their journey to adore Jesus after his birth. With it will end the Christmas events in Mogán.

ticket reservation

Some shows and events require you to reserve tickets at Tickets are free of charge. The reservation can be made from Monday, December 5.

✨ Christmas House (La Casa de la Navidad) 12-16 December at plaza Pérez Galdós in Arguineguín 17:00-19:00
✨ Christmas circus on 18 December in Centro Cultural El Mocán
✨ Cantajuegos. El Show de Coco y Pepe: 21 December  en la carpa permanente de la plaza Pérez Galdós de Arguineguín.
✨ Puppetry: Jingerbell and Christmas tree (Cascabel y el árbol de Navidad): 28 December in Centro Cultural El Mocán
✨ Anastasia: Tribute musical on 30 December  la carpa permenente de la plaza Pérez Galdós de Arguineguín
✨ Collection of Reyes Magos letter: 4 January in Centro Cultural El Mocán (reservation of tickests from 28 December)
‘Mercado de Guía’ – The new municipal market of Santa Maria de Guía
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm



‘Mercado De Guía’, the marketplace of Santa Maria de Guía takes place from Friday to Sunday between 08:00-16:00.
The new municipal market is still enjoying its grand opening festivities ( December 22 ) and offers raffles and entertainment until the end of January 2022.

On Fridays, January 14, 21 and 28, for every 10 euros of purchase, visitors to the Mercado de Guía will be able to win a gift voucher worth 60 euros. The raffle will take place on Sundays 16, 23 and 30 of this month. 3 checks will be raffled each week, worth 60 euros each, to be exchanged at the Market stalls.

Likewise, the Market will host musical performances, children’s workshops, wine and cheese tastings, etc. on Saturdays and Sundays. Activities all aimed at a family audience that make this visit an even more complete and attractive experience, as well as making it possible to buy the best local products.


December 22 was a historic day for #SantaMaríaDeGuía when the #MercadoDeGuía was inaugurated at 11:00. This new marketplace will be a great support for the primary sector and an additional attraction for visitors to the North of Gran Canaria.

Mercado de Guía, the new municipal market place has for its opening the first 30 stalls for the direct sale of fruits and vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, gourmet products, prepared meals, flowers and jams among others. A cafeteria and restaurant will also open on the first floor.


Starting from 9 January 2022, the marketplace will be open from Friday to Sunday 08:00-16:00 



The building, located in an old irrigation pond with ethnographic value. The new marketplace is distributed over 4 floors, a basement, used for cold rooms, and a semi-basement for 70 parking spaces and a loading and unloading area. On the first floor are the stalls for direct sales, cafeteria and restaurant. The second will be dedicated to the gastronomy market.

The Market building has a large metal roof that covers the building complex and supports the solar panels, both thermal and photovoltaic, resulting in a total constructed area of almost 8,000m².



Agricultural market Plaza de Playa de Arinaga
Dec 9 @ 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 9 @ 8:00 am – Dec 11 @ 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.’

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