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.
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.