The best Tenerife events for the winter season of Christmas and New Year by 2024 and beyond

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...

The latest event of 2024 to be mentioned first

It's the international Mueca street art festival of 2024 in Tenerife North. Do you want to know more about it? Then click here... 

Now to most popular repeated Christmas highlights in the Tenerife capital

That's the Mercadillo craft market with gifts to marvel over in Santa Cruz. Where? Right next to Plaza de España by its lake. Get to it through the ancient Roman gates into Park Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena. Walk past the food stalls with open air seating around a gigantic Christmas tree while enjoying live music entertainment and fun fair mini cars for children.

Reason being why this Christmas market has improved tremendously is because new artistic people from all Canary Islands have joined who had lost employment during the Pandemic. This seasonal incident is usually taking place from December 15 right through to January 6th the day of Reyes the Spanish Christmas.

Top Tenerife events with classical music

Many a Tenerife concert doesn't take place in halls with superb acoustics but on simple town squares for free. I have been to one by the former Recova Markt next to the oldest Theater of the Canary Islands in Santa Cruz.

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
  • Look out for more such incidents from November until Spanish Christmas January 06.

New years Eve celebrations the Noche Vieja took place in 2024/2025 in the Auditorio Adan Martin in the Tenerife capital.

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.

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.

News about Gospel Shine voices concerts for 2024 and 2025

The events are going on. Find concerts and more for the year 2024 and eventually also for 2025 at the Gospel Shine voices


Extraordinary Christmas concert Abaco and more musical events

Indeed, the Casa Grande of Abaco has been back on track with its winter concert season except for the Pandemic year including 2023 and 2024.

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

A 2023/2024 year-end party for Euro 60 with sumptuous food will be on offer by Titos who took over the Abaco Restaurant, a while ago. Then there will be the Spanish language event named Police Tributo on January 19 of 2024 at 9 p.m. Entrance costs Euro 15. Reserve at Tel:654383603


Casa Abaco offers you the live spectacle now on Thursdays at 9 p.m. in elegant surroundings with a sprecial drink included in a price from Euro 29 to 32.  So far the shows are scheduled until the end of May 2024. Hopefully longer...

Frequent free Villancicos Christmas Folk music events in Tenerife streets

This charming street show 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.

Yearly Tenerife events' giant Roscón de Reyes in La Orotava

  • What is the Roscon? Enormous traditional Christmas cake made with a  sweet bread
  • Where? In La Orotava in Avda. Emilio Luque Moreno
  • When? The dates vary between end of December and first week of January every year, as December 29th in 2024
  • 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

Details about the events for 2025 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.

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

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.

Regular, excellent art exhibitions in Tenerife

Look out for them at the old Fort called Castillo San Felipe at Puerto de la Cruz. Generally without entrance fee...

Tapas tournaments with or without celebrations of new wines

Find such events all over Tenerife in summer by the name Routa de Tapa or Routa de Tapas. Then you can pick special ones at all restaurants that are taking part in the competition.

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

The exhibition event of Belenes de Casa Ventoso Puerto Cruz seems to have stopped since the Pandemic. However, La Orotava with its Route or Routa de Belenes Nativity scenes in the Old Quarters are more famous by the year.

La Orotava Old Quarters with Christmas exhibition delights

However, the most impressive with life size figurines and things of yore are traditionally exhibited in front of Town Hall of la Orotava. Now, there is also one under cover in the ancient Ferreteria by the square. Not to forget the before mentioned ones all over  town that are listed at the tourism office.

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

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. In April 2024, I noticed a For sale sign outside.

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

Best Noche Blanca of Tenerife Events now in La Laguna

Indeed, San Cristóbal de La Laguna with its Old historical quarters is now running the best show of Noche Blanca, as its events take up an entire week  much more like Plenilunio before.  

I shall keep you posted for its dates by the end of 2024.

May, June and July Celebration Tenerife top events

Foreigners with a holiday home in Tenerife may also enjoy the following Fiesta Celebrations:  

The Cuenta Cuentos Fairy Museum of 2024 will stop its Reading shows on May 17. Mind for Spanish Speakers only...

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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