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.
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 lpacultura.com or entrees.es.
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.