The best Tenerife events for the winter season of Christmas and New Year 2018 -2019

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...



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

Free XXV Christmas concert 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)
  • When:  Monday, December 25, 2018 at 9p.m.at night

Christmas Concert Finale at the Darsena Los Llanos 2013



Extraordinary Christmas concert Abaco

  • Performers: Jazztango Trio Navidad
  • Time: Sunday December 23, 2018 at 7.30 p.m.
  • Location: Casa Grande Mansion Abaco Puerto de La Cruz
  • Price: Euro 10
  • Abaco Concerts

Also by Abaco Tablao Flamenco every Thursday at 6 p.m. and at 8 p.m. with entrance fees of Euro 32 for VIP seats (limited) including Sangria or San Francisco drink, while normal seats cost Euro 25 with a glass of Cava (Children from 3 to 14 years at half price) Reserve like all Abaco performances at 922 37 48 11 - mail at info(at)radeza.com


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.
  • Chefs? Panaderia Leon and Pasteleria La Manobuena
  • Extra entertainment? Folklore by Jeita y Alegranza Folk


New years Eve events in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The  New Years Eve (Noche Vieja) for 2018 and 2019 outside celebrations with fireworks will be again on Plaza de Candelaria, contrary to previous years on the back square of the Auditorio de Tenerife. 

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 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

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Fiestas Fin del Año

Where? Plaza de Candelaria
When? On 31 from 11 p.m.onward
How?  With live music bands and DJs to be announced

Adeje Fin del Año event

  • Where? Plaza de España
  • When? By 11 p.m.
  • How? Music followed by fireworks at Midnight

La Matanza Happy New Year

  • Where? At Aromas Chill-out in Calle El Sol 7
  • When? On Monday December 31
  • Price:  At Toma Ticket Euro 50

Fin de Año Fiesta Puerto de la Cruz

  • Where? La Cascada of Playa Jardin
  • When? At 0015 January 01, 2019
  • Price? At Toma Ticket Euro 45 (Euro 40 is sold out)

Free End of year and Christmas concerts Puerto de la Cruz

Carmen Mota show at the Arona Piramides Palace

Said to be the most must see show in Tenerife, as it's a fusion of Flamenco, Opera and modern dance.

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


V Silvestre Marathons of Los Realejos to celebrate the year end of 2018

  • When? December 30 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 ) 

One of best Tenerife exhibitions of art seen now December 2018

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

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

However, there are also regional events of denominations, such as the Gran Fiesta de los Tenerife Vinos 2018 to denominate wines of Tacoronte Acentejo. The last took place on December 13, 2018 on Plaza de Principes in the Santa Cruz Tenerife capital.

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 2018 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

    We shall keep you posted in case this event will be changed for 2018.

    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 Ventoso nativity scenes on Plaza Consejil by C/Iriarte of Puerto Cruz.  They 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 2018.


    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.

    Christmas Concerts and entertainment with tickets

    23rd December, 2016 at 21.00  Reyes Bartlet Concert at Iglesia de N.S.de la Peña Francia Puerto Cruz. Price Euro 10

    Puerto Cruz Bach Festival 2017-2018 and more Tenerife events.

    Handel  Mesías Concert invitation to join the choir of the Escuela de Música y Danza at Calle San Agustin, 2 of 38300 La Orotava. Call 922 321 379 or 922 321357 for more information...


    Click the poster of the Bach festival beside to discover countless concert events in the oldest Tenerife resort between November 29 and December 30.

    Some of its events take place during the day but most are at night.

    Get more information at the Associación Cultural Reyes Bartlet Facebook, while offline ticket sale is at CIT de Puerto de la Cruz, Libreria Masilva y Cloe Complementos. Reservations: mail@reyes-bartlet.com Tel.:922 386 974 or 696 227 636
    Buy tickets online at Tomaticket Spain with many more Tenerife events most of which are for Spanish speakers, though.


    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.

    Opera in the streets Santa Cruz Tenerife capital

    • When? December 20, 2018 to January 04, 2019
    • Opera in the streets (Opera en la Calle)
    • Where? At Commercial Centers of the DCIF Ifara Center

    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? December 18, 2018-January 05, 2019
    • Where? At the Alameda del Duque de Santa Helena by Plaza de España
    • Also: Clavel Vintage Markets
    • Where: Calle Clavel and Nicólas Estévanez
    • When? December 8,9,15,16,23 and January 2,3,4,

    The Christmas Clavel vintage market is near La Hierbita a traditional Tenerife restaurant with olden days flair which serves special lunches on December 25 and December 31. Mind that most Tenerife towns and villages have Christmas sale events also in schools and by churches.

    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

    here

    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 has a Pot Pourrie of live music at candle light every day at night except on Sundays.


    Christmas town with the cobbled street by an ancient Hotel Rural OrotavaChristmas town with the cobbled street by an ancient Hotel Rural Orotava

    Abaco classical concerts more popular than ever?

    No agenda for Abaco concerts is available so far. However now, Folkore music with dance by Canary Island groups take place every Wednesday night at 8p.m. by popular demand. This includes a free tour of the Casa museum Abaco. Euro 13 tickets may be booked and reserved at 922 374811 or info@radeza.com or www.abacotenerife.com

    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 La Laguna 2018 event

    This yearly event had been postponed to December 01, 2018 because of the unreliable weather at the time.


    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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