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.
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