The Canary Christmas Weekend Tips 23-25 December
Here are our choice of highlights for the Christmas weekend all around the Island! Highly recommended is the live nativity on Christmas Day in the Mogán village of Veneguera. Christmas markets and more markets and lots of activities for you, all in the seasonal spirit. There is always something happening on our beautiful little Island of Gran Canaria…
*** Weather conditions might affect events ***
Solidarity Christmas Market
A solidarity market to raise funds for “Pequeños Valientes” children with cancer at the hotel Riu Don Miguel. From 18:00-22:00. Several stands to purchase items from necklaces, clothing, decorative objects to accessories made by workers of RIU Hotels chain. Also a stall with typical Canarian products and crafts, such as cheeses, honey, gofio, mojos and traditional pastries. Musical performances and different animations for children and adults.
Noche de Navidad
The Christmas Eve in Gáldar 18:00-03:00. Children’s parade with floats, papagüevos (the big papier-mâché dolls), Disney characters, music bands and the page boys of their Majesties the Three Kings. Children’s workshops and clowns from 18:00 in the Plaza de los Faycanes, and throughout the night SON DEL CANEY, Trio Con-Trastes, the Star D Choir gospel choir, VocalSiete and the Tamarindos Orchestra.
In addition, museums and cultural spaces are open to free visits throughout the night.
Childrens parade 19:30 – 20:30 the streets of casco de Gáldar
Casa Museo Antonio Padrón, Calle Capitán Quesada 3. visits 18:00-01:00
Consistorial Houses, Plaza de Santiago, from 18:00-23:00
Museo de Arte Sacro and templo Matriz de Santiago, Calle Santiago de los Caballeros, visits 19:00-22:00
Papa Noel vuelve a la Plaza de los Sueños
Like every year Santa Claus and his better half return to the Plaza of Dreams to bring illusion for the little ones and the not so small. Elves, acrobats, magic, workshops, music and so much more
On Friday from 17:00–21:00 at Plaza de San Gregorio
Mercadillo Navideño de Artesanía y Gastronomía
Santa María de Guía celebrates a great festive day, all day. From 10:00-22:00 a Christmas Crafts and Gastronomy Market with a wide program of activities and shows for all the family. The Mercadillo Navideño, in Plaza Grande and its surroundings, around 50 stands with the best gastronomic products from the Island – honey, bread, apples, wine, cheese, pastries, etc. – as well as handicrafts.
The morning will be animated by a cheerful parade carried out by the Children’s School “Mi Lunita”, at 11:00 and will continue, at 11:30, with the Clown show.
At 17:00 a children’s show, Santa Claus visits at 18:00 and from 18:45 another parade with carols from Plaza de Las Huertas to Plaza Grande, and of course at the end of the parade some hot chocolate and some biscuits.
The Festive day will culminate with a concert at 20:15 from singer Alexis Miranda, with a repertoire of ballads and Latin pop.
*** perhaps a perfect day to visit this lovely little town ***
Navidad en Mogán
As part of the Mogán Christmas program there is a lively street procession happening in Arguineguín, starting at 20:00 from Plaza Pérez Galdós to Plaza de Los Tuñidos
Fería de Artisania
Artisan Fair in the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias in Vecindario. On Friday 23rd from 11:00-22:00 and on Saturday from 11:00-14:00
Las Palmas Christmas program
This year ‘La Trova’ celebrates the 13th edition of their traditional Christmas concert. Starting at 21:00 in the Jardines del Atlantico, ( by the statue of Alfredo Kraus ). As usual, the night acts also as a solidarity pickup for toys and non-perishable food.
Also with the participation of Cristina Ramos ( the winner of Spain’s got Talent and her mix of Rock and opera ) and many more surprises.
Lovely music and carols
*** recommended if you are in Las Palmas
Navidad en Familia. Fiestas Infantiles
On Friday as part of the town hall’s Christmas program, a children’s party and activities on the main shopping street in Vecindario, in the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias from 17:00-21:00
*** re-scheduled to Wednesday 28 December 17:00-21:00***
VI Concierto de Navidad de Los Granjeros
On Friday, the sixth traditional Christmas Concert in Arucas.
This year held in the Plaza San Juan and will have the special collaboration of Paco Ramos, Ana Gil and Pacuco Navarro. Starting at 21:00
El Mercadillo de Artesanía
Artisan Market on ramblas of Mesa and López, from 20-24 December, open from 12:00-21:30
Zona Comercial Abierta de San Gregorio
The open commercial area of Telde is still open for some shopping with special offers and festive entertainment. Activities from 11:00-14:00. At various points of the commercial area there will be photo ops for the little ones with Minions and with ‘canine patrol’.
Street procession with music from 11:00 and at 12:00 begins “Snow in San Gregorio”, in the Avenida de la Constitución, an area to enjoy “snowfall” in San Gregorio. All thanks to a foam cannon that simulates snow.
Enjoy some festivities in a local area, Teldenese style.
Fiesta de Navidad, Villa de Ingenio
For those who want to dance away with loud beats on Saturday with DJ’s and music, there is a chance to do just that in Ingenio at Plaza de la Candelaria. free entry, the party starts at midnight until 05:00
Navidad 2016 Cercados de Espino
at 17:30 Santa Claus visiting with his carriage. Departing from El Horno and will touring the streets in the village of Cercados de Espino
Mogán Christmas program
Christmas Mass in Arguineguín church at 12:00 and the church in Casco de Mogán starting at 12:30
In Veneguera, a mass in the town church at 17:00 and the annual spectacle of a live action, life-sized Canarian nativity scene starting at 19:00, well worth a visit to this little mountain village, beyond Pueblo de Mogán.
Cocodrilo Park Gran Canaria
The Cocodrilo Park/ animal shelter is open on Sunday and little elves told that Santa is visiting as well. Park is open from 10:00-17:00.