A most traditional celebration this week on the island, where families gather and tell each other stories of the family members long departed, ancestors of note, parents, grand parents and the occasional spooky ghost story. Of course American ideas have seeped in over recent years, but the more traditional Canarians will see this as a great opportunity to reconnect with the past and munch on freshly roasted sweet chestnuts as the community gather together to celebrate mid autumn.
Whether its Fiesta de Todos los Santos, Halloween, Noche de Finaos, All Saints eve, All Hallows’ Eve, Day of the dead, Allhalloween, or Fiesta de la Castaña there are plenty of festivities going on this Tuesday night on Gran Canaria. It’s a mix of traditions and commercial activities here and if its a night out, many bars and restaurants will do their best to entertain and to frighten so dressing up is ALWAYS encouraged!
Wednesday, 1st of November is also a National bank holiday so government buildings, offices and banks will be closed, including some of the Shopping centres and stores, like El Mirador, IKEA, Leroy Merlin, though some of them never truly close their doors, so good idea to double check.
Tuesday 31 October in Plaza Pérez Galdós “Noche de Finaos” with roasted chestnuts, artisans and folkmusic and dance performances , from 19:00-23:00
Angry Birds Activity park in Puerto Rico are celebrating their 4th Anniversary Halloween style. Tuesday from 16:00-20:00 a celebration with costume party and many surprises (resident price €5)
Tiffanys in Puerto Rico shopping center. Halloween party; Tiffanys style starting at 21:30
Prizes for best fancy dress, Come if You Dare!!
Las Palmas celebrates the Night of the Dead and All Saints’ Day with Don Juan Tenorio, in Plaza de Santa Ana. A traditional music performance, which this year places the donjuán in the 90s and is inspired by the aesthetics of Las Vegas and the unmistakable Route 66. Party starts at 21:00
Tuesday 31 October starting from 17:00 Monsters and zombies flood Triana’s Commercial Zone to celebrate Halloween. The commercial area will hosts workshops, clown shows and a food collection stand.
A community of the living dead in the main Las Palmas shopping zone
San Bartolome de Tirajana (including Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés)
Townhall : Tuesday 31 October:
El Tablero : Plaza de Pepe de Barbero starting at 20:00
Castillo de Romeral : In centro cultural at 20:00
El Pajar : Plaza Pública at 20:00
Juan Grande : Plaza Doña Flora at 20:00
Tipsy Hammock cocktail bar & Restaurant
Tuesday 31 October: It’s that spooky time of the year, time for ghosts & monsters we fear. They start the party at 20:00, wear your scariest costume and don’t be late!
Tipsy Hammock is throwing the BIGGEST Halloween Party ever, dress up and join in for a bloody good time
31st of October at 19:00 Enjoy “The Halloween Hotel” with friends from the puppet theatre: Get a hug from the Mummy, hear the snarl of Igor or a bite of Bracula. at 20:30 Puppet workshop.
Playground Park on the 2nd floor: 30th and 31st of October : Halloween workshop and games
Tuesday 31 October: Noche de Finaos, at 20:30, Plaza de San Gregorio, with roasted chestnuts, music and dancing
Santa Maria de Guía
Tuesday 31 October: Guía celebrates Fiesta de la Castaña with roasted chestnuts, chocolate, scary stories and ghost songs on the eve of All Saints Day. La Plaza de Las Huertas will host on Tuesday a new edition of the Chestnut Festival, a celebration that, as per tradition on the eve of All Saints Day, will offer attendees the chance to taste some delicious roasted chestnuts, the old style, accompanied by a chocolate.
The program of events starts at 17:30 with fun workshops for children related to the Anglo-Saxon tradition of Halloween where those who wish can decorate catrina masks , puppets and make up, among other options.
From 19:30 Story reading of horrifying stories (in Spanish) and at its end a Family Concert
Vega de San Mateo
Tuesday 31 October starting at 20:00 Chestnuts, nuts, apples and more products from the land with music and dancing at under the karpa at Plaza del Pueblo
Villa de Santa Brigida
Tuesday 31 October at 21:00 in parque municipal
Municipal Park of Santa Brígida hosts a prelude event ( next weekend is held the regional honey, Cheese and wine fair ) with the participation of local folk music group, traditional products of the finaos and the wines of the local wineries.
Tenteniguada , Valsequillo