The best Tenerife events for the winter season of Christmas and New Year 2019 -2020

Some say that Tenerife events which don't charge entrance are the best. Others feel that everything which has a price is worth so much more. Another correct answer may be that all depends, you know...

In a hurry and want to get the latest events for Christmas and New Year 2019 for Tenerife North now now? Look here

Also note that the Puerto Cruz Arcon Tapas Place by Casa Ventosa in Calle Iriarte is back in business again.

Many a Tenerife concert doesn't take  place in halls with superb acoustics but on simple town squares for free.

Free XXVI Christmas concert 2019 by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra OST by annual custom

  • Where? Santa Cruz de Tenerife capital harbor at the Darsena de Los Llanos (near Plaza Espana in Avda-La Roche 49) like every year
  • When:  December 25 at about night

Outstanding Spain Gospel Shine Voices band street performance of Tenerife events

Depicted are only a few musicians and singers of this fabulous Spanish Gospel band, probably the best in Europe in my mind. It offers musical shows for Tenerife events, such as weddings and more. The next free performance, an amazing success by the way, was to be in Icod de Los Vinos by the stairs of the Ayuntamiento on January 04, 2020 at 18.00 in the evening. I could not see them well to take a shot in Santa Cruz on December 19th. A big crowd like a mini Rave prevented it in the confined Space downtown Santa Cruz. Expect them to become a permanent Christmas feature in Tenerife towns.

Extraordinary Christmas concert Abaco and more musical events

Indeed, the Casa Grande of Abaco is back on track with its winter concert season.

Don't forget to reserve, as they are booked out fast. Find more information 


Sorry, too many personal problems prevented me to type it out for you in English this year.

Frequent free Villancicos Christmas Folk music events in Tenerife streets

Such street music doesn't only happen in tourist hubs but may also be much of free Christmas entertainment in Tenerife villages and hamlets off the beaten track during day and night until January 6.  So called Villancicos could also be small Jazz brass bands or just children that sing Christmas Carols.

Tenerife events' giant Roscón de Reyes cooking demonstration

  • What food? Enormous traditional Christmas cake made with a  sweet bread
  • Where? In La Orotava in Avda. Emilio Luque Moreno
  • When? January 04, 2019 from 6p.m. to 9p.m. To be confirmed
  • Chefs? Panaderia Leon and Pasteleria La Manobuena
  • Extra entertainment? Folklore by Jeita y Alegranza Folk

Puchero Canario another gigantic Orotava culinary event

New years Eve events in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The  New Years Eve (Noche Vieja) for 2019 and 2020 outside celebrations with fireworks will be again on Plaza de Candelaria, contrary to previous years on the back square of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This is to the best of my knowledge. I shall keep you posted if there's a change, after all. 

Tenerife party streetTenerife party street

Then, there are always New Years Eve street parties at La Noria the Tenerife party street now Calle Antonio Dominguez Alfonso in walking distance from the Auditorio and Plaza de Candelaria.

Included are la Noria celebrations of the mad season, as carnival is the most important Tenerife event after Christmas and New Year.

The new carnival poster for 2020 Carnaval Puerto de la Cruz chosen in December 2019

The Puerto de la Cruz Poster was captured thanks to the kind permission of the Exmo.Town Hall of Puerto de la Cruz. The one from the capital is from the friendly organization of Santa Cruz Fiestas.

Details about the events will be published as soon as they are available.

The Guayota urban drummers may play again besides other groups on Plaza del Charco after the Men Marathon with High Heels. We shall keep you posted.

New year's Eve outside parties with fireworks for Tenerife South

  • Where? Los Cristianos Cultural Center
  • Time? From 22.30 onward followed by fireworks
  • Music?  Not announced as yet

Adeje Fin del Año event

  • When? By 11 p.m.
  • How? Music followed by fireworks at Midnight

All big hotels of Playa de las Americas have special Tenerife events as well as special buffets for that day. 

Tramps the biggest night club disco of the South has its hottest year-end event.
Find Tramps at Avda. Architecto Gomez Cuesta/C.C.Starco - Tel:922792337 

Otherwise no harm in asking at your favorite bars where you spend holidays if they plan an event for the end of the year.

Tenerife bars and clubs New years parties

The Bar i.e. Club posters are from 2017 but continue to be valid

  • Club Azucar Puerto Cruz
  • Address: C/Obispo Pérez Cácerez/corner Avda.Bethencourt y Molina Tel: 619281277
  • Facebook Discoteca Azucar Tenerife
  • Color Cafe at Plaza del Charco Puerto de la Cruz for live music
  • VI Mansion exclusive Club at Calle Iriarte, 10 open until 6 in the morning according to its FB page

Los Gigantes end of year outside celebration with fireworks

  • Where? Plaza Buganvilla
  • Music? Live music bands and or DJs still to be confirmed

Tenerife events in different places

Finca Las Molinos can collect you at your hotel or holiday home and also offers accommodation

V Silvestre Marathons of Los Realejos to celebrate the year end of 2019

  • When? December 28 at 5 p.m. for children and at 6 p.m. for adults
  • Distance? 5,5 km
  • Where: From Church Guadalupe through the Toscal Longuera  a humming suburb of Los Realejos.
  • Prizes and trophies: Great prizes to be won that will certainly be followed by fireworks. (Mind that Los Realejos is making itself a name as important Sports town of Spain by winning world best prizes off lately, such as for lady body-boarding, knee board surf and other ) 

By the way, all major Tenerife towns have a San Silvestre Charity Road race, most of which on the last day of the year.

One of best Tenerife exhibitions of art seen in December 2018

Lets just keep it for the record, although it's last year's snow.

Celestino Mesa's latest art represents a fusion of Realism and Impressionism with themes of interest in our era.

Depicted beside is the topic Blessed Inspiration translated from the Spanish Bendita inspiración.

A must see art show with medium sized works, some of which done with charcoal, others with oil and acrylics.

Photographic effects may have played an original role in some of Mesa's large works that surpass Euro 7000 by estimated value.

Tapas tournaments with or without celebrations of new wines

Indeed, the Patapa Realejos takes place every year. Again Mi Guachinche Casa Pedro of Toscal Longuera was a winner and this year a big winner with 5 medals where its wine of the Bodega Bosol made first prize. So now we have two very popular restaurants in the Longuera about 50 m from each other. The other one is the Italian Restaurant Pomodoro y Basilico.  The latter is a bit more expensive and doesn't do Tapas, as such.

The night before the San Andres festival is dedicated to celebrate new wines all over the island.

However, there are also events of denominations, such as the Gran Fiesta de Los Vinos 2019 for the wines of Tenerife. The last took place on September 07 on Playa de Socorro of Los Realejos

New wines are always served during Tapa food tournaments, more about an example of it by clicking the photo beside.

Restaurants for New Year's Eve

  • Most Asian  Restaurants in Tenerife

Restaurante  Mil Sabores Puerto de la Cruz open again for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve 2019 with

Extraordinary December menus published in its Facebook

Of course, you can reserve seats inside this beautiful restaurant on the ground or first floor by calling Tel: 922 37 22 47

Art and craftworks exhibitions La Ranilla

Encounter it by a minute's walk from Restaurant Mil Sabores in Calle Mequinez...

New year's eve events in Tenerife hotels

All big hotels on Tenerife are bound to have special buffets and celebrations for New Year's Eve.

Unusual nativity scenes Tenerife exhibition of Belenes as part of yearly Tenerife events that stop after ReyesUnusual nativity scenes Tenerife exhibition of Belenes as part of yearly Tenerife events that stop after Reyes

Admire the Casa Ventosa nativity scenes on Plaza Consejil by C/Iriarte of Puerto Cruz. Sorry, find a changed location due to road works in 2019 by clicking here.   These Belenes aren't only the biggest but, also the  most elaborate of the archipelago and Macaronesia.  Opening times from 10 a.m. and closed during Siesta from 1.p.m. to 4p.m. in the afternoons.

Casa Ventoso folk concerts

They need to be confirmed for 2019 and 2020

La Orotava Old Quarters with Christmas exhibition delights

However, the most impressive with life size figurines and things are traditionally exhibited in front of Town Hall of la Orotava, where a Belen in the center of the court was introduced in 2016. Now, there is also one under cover in one of the houses by the square with many more all over town.

Additionally, one of most charming Spanish Christmas customs is the lighting  of candles at many Tenerife churches.

Classical Matinees, Christmas Concerts and entertainment with tickets

Find them again here

Before I forget, Titsa is giving free rides in its buses on December 24, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The temporary Titsa staff represent an extraordinary, temporary event due to the phase one new transfers and many other changes. Titsa is to be thanked very much for providing this special service, as many people are confused by what is happening.

Christmas markets

In fact, the center of craftworks in Tenerife by the very efficient platform called  la Ranilla Espacio artesano has almost become synonymous with the old quarters of Puerto de la Cruz by the same name.

Christmas markets in C/Mequinez of La Ranilla Puerto Cruz between
11.00 and 21.00 take place from December 19 to January 05, 2017

Tenerife events Christmas Markets Santa Cruz Tenerife capital

  • When? From about middle of December, 2019-January 06, 2019
  • Where? At the Alameda del Duque de Santa Helena by Plaza de España

Street folk musicians

The appearance of those musicians on Christmas counts already to classic Tenerife events. They take place everywhere on the island. Normally, they do their rounds by 20.00 in all tourist hubs.

Naviteca activities for small kids in all towns

They entail bouncing castles, table games and more at Colegio Thomas Iriarte Puerto Cruz from 26th to 30th December and from 2nd-5th of
January 2017.

December night market of Tenerife events in the South

Mercadillo of Los Abrigos on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. is also for Christmas shopping.

Tenerife South Christmas events by Arona

Consult what's up in December and January at the villages of  El Fraile, Las Galletas, Garachico, Playa de las Americas and of course Arona. You shall find Folk festivals, kids street activities, performances by the Auditorio Infante Leonor of Los Cristianos as well as workshops and special Christmas sales.

Much information on Tenerife events Arona and Adeje for Christmas


Arona 2016 Christmas fiestas, concerts and more

We shall keep you posted for upcoming events...

Another entrance free Christmas Market is Playa San Juan.

It sells traditional Christmas crafts, such as the Roscón de Reyes, figurines, toys, sweets, pastries and fresh farmer produce.
Different municipalities have their own Christmas cakes, cookies and coated almonds.

Live music poster by La Casona restaurant

Tenerife events by Live music

The Puerto Cruz Casona restaurant on Plaza del Charco doesn't have any events now,  unfortunately. It was closed until further notice in 2019 after its Swiss manageress retired.

Christmas town with the cobbled street by an ancient Hotel Rural OrotavaChristmas town with the cobbled street by an ancient Hotel Rural Orotava
Also, Tenerife Opera,shows and concerts at the Santa Cruz capital Auditorium

Highlight of all Tenerife events of Christmas

Not to forget are the free Cabalgatas of the Reyes Magos in all major towns of the island. Then,  the capital and La Laguna draw between 100000 and 200000 bystanders.

Puerto Cruz Reyes Magos Cabalgata

When? Every year on January 05 by 7.30p.m

Where? Castillo de San Felipe

Where to? Plaza de Europa by 1'p.m.

More information about this breath taking free spectacle

Noche Blanca Santa Cruz 2019 now Navilunio

It's scheduled for the last Saturday of December on the 28th much like Plenilunio before 

May, June and July Celebration Tenerife top events

The best Tenerife events of them are the Fiesta de la Cruz of Los Realejos and the Mueca art festival of Puerto de la Cruz both of which are free and not to be missed happenings in May.

Not to forget the yearly famous  Orotava flower and sand carpets of Corpus Christi and its Romeria as well as the D O Orotava wine tasting events of last years harvest, all in the first week of June.

The Tenerife July celebrations are most spectacular with the Fiestas del Carmen in both Puerto de la Cruz and Los Realejos which see here

Find more Fiesta and Festival events listed together with the famous Tenerife carnival under attractions of the biggest Canary Island

Puerto Cruz December events by Facebook CIT

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