It’s not even December yet, but the Christmas event details are being released so it’s time to prepare our annual Lanzarote Information Guide to Christmas & New Year.
We’ve organised the events in date order and will continue to update this page, as more are announced closer to the end of the year. There’s also a section below for Christmas Shopping and Christmas Menus to help decide on where to buy your festive goods and eat out over Christmas & New Year.
The Niños del Tercer Mundo annual Christmas Fayre will be held on Sunday 24th November from 11:00 to 15:00 at the sociedad in Tías. Father Christmas will be making an appearance as well as a selection of stalls offering Christmas goodies for sale and the sale of raffle tickets to help raise money for children of third world countries.
Bodega Stratvs will be opening their Belén (nativity scene) at 19:00 on Thursday 28th November, the ceremony includes live music from a gospel duo and Stratvs wine.
The Portal de Belén (nativity scene) will be officially opened at 19:30 on Wednesday 4th December at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Tías.
The annual Mercadillo de Navidad (Christmas market) will be held in the Plaza de Las Naciones, Puerto del Carmen from 17:00 to 21:00 on the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th December.
Bodega Los Bermejos invite you to participate in their second Árbol Solidario event with a programme of different activities available.
On Friday 6th the bodega is open for tastings from 10:30 – 16:00. There’s a family walk €3 from 11:00 – 12:30, and workshop to create Christmas decorations. A guided tour of the bodega with tastings is at 13:00 – 14:00 €3.
Saturday 7th the bodega is open for tastings 11:00 – 21:00. There’s a family bike ride at 11:00 – 12:30. Bodega tour with tastings 13:00 – 14:00 €3. Decoration of the Christmas tree 16:00 – 18:00. A children’s work shop into the world of radio at 16:30. Live music from Los Gurfines 18:00.
Sunday 8th the bodega is open for tastings 11:00 – 16:00. Bodega tour with tastings €3 13:00 – 14:00.
Tekkers in Costa Teguise will be holding their second Annual Xmas Fayre in aid of breast cancer care on Saturday 7th December from 18:00. Expect various craft and gift stalls, guess the weight of the Christmas cake, entertainment from Las Encantadas the barber shop choir and a Cristmas sing a long.
A Christmas Dinner Dance will be held at the Hotel Costa Calero on Saturday 7th December from 19:30 til late. The price is €35 per person and includes welcome drink, menu with wine and beer included and soul funk entertainment from Tres Chic. Contact Jackie 676 509 443 for tickets.
La Bocaina in Playa Blanca will be hosting the Christmas Carol Fundraiser on Saturday 7th December at 18:30 in aid of the Brownies & Guides for a trip back to the UK so that the girls can complete their Baden Powell award. It’s a fun evening for all the family with a DJ playing Christmas carols to sing along to plus a dinner. Tickets cost €20 adults & €12 children available from the restaurant in advance.
Lanzarote Amateur Dramatic Society invite you to their Christmas Party at Restaurante La Opera in Playa Honda on Friday 13th December at 19:00. Tickets cost €12.50 for dinner and entertainment.
Lanzarote dance schools will be collaborating for the Cascabeles de Navidad event in the Municipal Theatre of Tías on Saturday 14th December at 20:30. Participants include Top Catza Dance, Beatrice Senent, Hanna Falkowska, Lynsey Carroll, Nicole Peter, Hip-Hop Fashion School and soprano singer Camilla Paulsson.
Bodega Stratvs are holding a Mercado de Navidad which is open from the 11:00 – 18:00 on the 14th & 15th of December. Free entry.
A weekend of Christmas activities for all the family have been arranged at the car park in Centro Comercial Las Cucharas in Costa Tegusie from 16:00 – 22:00 on Saturday 14th & 11:00 – 15:00 on Sunday 15th.
The Alternative Christmas Dinner will be held at Highlander Too in Puerto del Carmen from 18:00 on Sunday 15th December. The event is in aid of Calor y Cafe and priced at €8.50 which includes a BBQ and entertainment. Guests are requested to donate a Christmas present for a child to help local families in need.
The Pool Bar at Playa Bastian are holding a Christmas Fayre on Sunday 15th December at 13:00 in aid of the animal shelter Sara. There will be live music and stalls with arts, crafts and baked goods.
There's a Christmas Fair in the village of Charco del Palo on Sunday 15th December from 15:00. Stalls include typical German food products (goulash, bockwurst sausage etc), Christmas goodies, cakes, jams, jewellery etc. In Association with the A.C.I.V. Charco del Palo.
The Christmas Voices choir will be joining the congregation for a carol concert at the village church in Teseguite at 19:00.
Santa will make a surprise visit to the Catlanza catamaran on Gold family excursions from the 18th to 29th December, including Christmas Day (18th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 28th & 29th of December).
The Christmas Voices choir will be joining the congregation for a carol concert at the church in Playa Blanca at 16:00.
The Kennel Klub Christmas with a Barstro Twist will be held on Friday 20th December at 19:00. Enjoy a hot and cold running fork buffet at this popular restaurant and support this animal rescue chartiy. The price is €20 per person and includes the food and entertainment from Tony Riccardi. Telephone 646 479 284 or email [email protected] to book.
The Go Karting San Bartolomé track are holding a Pre Christmas Fun Day on Friday 20th December, they’ll be live on the local radio station Power FM, who are bringing their outside broadcast team up to the track. There’s free nibbles for everyone, shots for adults and children (special non-alcoholic ones for the kids!) lots of games with great prizes and plenty of fun and games. The track offer a free pick up service, so contact them to book your place www.lanzarotegokarting.com
The Ruta de la Tapa is launched in Costa Teguise, visit participating restaurants from Friday 20th December to the 6th January to try a tapa and drink for €2.50.
The Mercadillo Navideño (Christmas Market) will be in the Plaza de San Roque in Tinajo for 2 days on the 20th & 21st December, open from 12:00 – 19:00.
The Lanza Road Runners will be holding their annual Christmas Fun Run through the resort of Puerto del Carmen at 09:00 on Saturday 21st December. Everyone is invited to come along in festive dress, meet at the kiosk in C.C. Costa Mar by Playa Los Pocillos.
The Christian Worship Centre in Playa Blanca will be holding their Christmas Carol Service at 11:00 on Sunday 22nd December in the Rubicon Palace Hotel.
The Lanzarote Business & Residents Association in collaboration with the Tourism department of Teguise will be holding their annual Christmas Concert in Pueblo Marinero from 16:30 until 19:00 when Papa Noel will visit. A free entry with fun for all the family.
The Lanzarote Business & Residents Association will be holding their annual Santa Parade down the Avenida de Las Playas in Puerto del Carmen. The start time is at 18:00, there’s normally lots of audience participation so don your Santa suits and join in.
It’s Christmas Eve or Noche Buena, here’s the posters for events happening in Lanzarote.
Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas!
The Árbol de Navidad will be held in the theatre in Tías at 20:30 on the 28th December. Anonymous presents are collected for children of unemployed or low-income families, there’s live entertainment and entrance is free. If you would like to donate please wrap a present stating if it is for a boy or girl and the suitable age range. Organised by the Guágaro music group.
San Silvestre is a tradition of a fun run on New Year’s Eve, there is one taking place in Arrecife at 17:00 and another in Puerto del Carmen at 16:00. More info: Tri Lanzarote
The Fin de Año 2013 Be Party event takes place at Amura in the marina of Puerto Calero. A New Year’s Eve event full of surprises with the best music and atmosphere including DJ’s Tanfx & Roper and live vocals from Dei Groove. Tickets are priced at €50 if purchased before the 20th December and €60 afterwards. VIP tickets €150. If you would like to eat at the venue before, the package price is €160 for meal and entrance or €280 for meal & VIP. The ticket price includes a free bar for the whole night. More information including ticket outlets at www.bepartycanarias.com
The Pool & Bar of the Gran Hotel will open at midnight to celebrate the Fiesta Fin de Año and bring in 2013. Advance tickets bought before the 20th December cost €23 and €30 on the night both include a drink. DJ’s Carlos Red and Maxi Ferrer will be spinning the tunes through until 6am.
The Fin de Año, end of year party has been confirmed starting at 23:30 in Plaza Varadero in the old harbour of Puerto del Carmen and a firework display on Playa Grande at 1am.
Sands Beach Hotel in Costa Teguise have organised a 1920’s themed party to bring in the New Year from 20:00 to 03:00.
The Fiesta de fin de año New Year’s Eve party starts at 22:30 in the old capital of La Villa de Teguise with grapes, champagne, cotillón and fireworks at midnight in the plaza de la Constitución.
A Gran Fiesta Fin de Año will be held at the Restaurante Mirador de Los Valles with DJ Héctor Betancor and including fireworks. Tickets €15 in advance & €25 on the night which includes a drink.
The Fiesta de Fin de Año starts at midnight in the Plaza de los Dolores in Tinajo.
There’s a Megaparty at the Carpa Ferial in Arrecife tickets in advance €10 per person or €15 for two people and €15 per person on the night.
Aqua opens at 00:30 to party until 07:00 to bring in the New Year. Tickets €10.
It’s New Year’s Day, Feliz Año Nuevo.
The Kings processions known as Cabalgata de Reyes will take place at these various locations in Lanzarote on the 5th January.
12:00 Arrival of the SS.MM. Los Reyes Magos de Oriente in the Plaza Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios in Yaiza
16:30 Cabalgata con los Reyes Magos de Oriente leaving from the campo de Fútbol and finishing at the Salón Social in Tinajo
18:00 Gran Cabalgata de Reyes (King’s procession) passing along Avda. Vargas, La Marina, Mancomunidad and finishing at Playa del Reducto in Arrecife
18:00 Children’s musical “El jorobado del Castillo” in the Carpa of Teguise. Continued by the Gran Cabalgata de SS.MM. Los Reyes Magos de Oriente through the main streets of the historic town La Villa de Teguise including a musical spectacular in Calle Puerto y Villa de Garachico
18:30 Cabalgata de Reyes in Tías. (Leaving from the Restaurante Las Viñas, passing along the Avda. Central & Calle Libertad for the collection of letters in the Pabellón Municipal
19:00 Cabalgata de SS. MM. los Reyes Magos de Oriente accompanied by children’s characters and Batucada Villa Pipol, leaving from the Muelle (harbour) and finishing in the Plaza Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Playa Blanca
20:30 Cabalgata de Reyes in Puerto del Carmen with the collection of letters in the Plaza del Varadero
It wouldn’t be Christmas in Lanzarote without a real Christmas tree and a Flor de Pascua / Poinsettia. The Flower Power Garden Centre have a variety of different coloured plants available from the traditional red to pink and white. You need to order your tree in advance, so contact them today to add your name to the waiting list.
Telephone: 619 609 518 Website: www.flowerpower-Lanzarote.es
Christmas hampers are available from Brown Delicatessen in Costa Teguise ranging in price from €30 to €100. Make your Christmas special with a selection of cheeses, chutneys, fine wines and even Champagne. Free delivery across the island on the 23rd December. Telephone: 928 591 982 or visit the website www.browndeli.com to place your order.
Barstro will be open from 12:00 midday until 19:00 on the 25th December, their Christmas menu is priced at €35 per person. Contact them by telephone on 689 451 108, email to [email protected] or via their Facebook page: Barstro to reserve your table.
The Spinnaker family run bar & restaurant in Puerto del Carmen is serving Christmas dinner from 18:00 – 22:00 priced at €32.50 per adult with children’s menus available. Contact them by email to [email protected] or telephone 928 51 20 58.
The Highlander Too in Puerto del Carmen has a special deal for Christmas with 3 meals for €30! This includes a 3 course dinner on Christmas Day at 3pm, curry night on Boxing Day and Scottish Hogmany on New Year’s Eve. Booking essential by email [email protected] or phone 928 513 468.
Woodleys Wine & Tapas Bar in Puerto del Carmen have a Christmas Day 3 course menu priced at €25 adults €18 children. Advance booking essential by telephone 928 51 34 55.
La Cabaña in Mácher on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen are serving a special menu priced at €59.50 on Christmas Day and €69.50 on New Year’s Eve. Telephone 650 685 662 or email [email protected] for reservations.
5th Avenue Bar & Grill by Playa Bastian in Costa Teguise are offering a traditional Christmas dinner at a great price of €14.95 per person. Contact them via Facebook fifth avenue
Grillen Bar & Restaurant in Tinajo have a special menu for New Year’s Eve priced at €39.95 per person. Contact them by email [email protected] or telephone 619 239 095.
Tiramisu in Playa Blanca have an Italian Christmas menu available priced at €40 per person. Please email [email protected] or telephone 928 34 9049 for reservations.
Shutters overlooking Playa Las Cucharas have a Christmas Menu available in two sittings at 13:00 or 18:00 priced at €29.95 per person. Please book in person at the bar restaurant.
Restaurante La Hacienda at the Sands Beach Hotel in Costa Teguise has a Christmas Menu including drinks priced at €48 adults & €24 children plus a New Year’s Eve Menu again including drinks €54 adults & €27 children. Please contact the hotel www.sandsbeach.eu for reservations.
La Puerta Verde restaurant in Haría have a special menu priced at €42 per person for Christmas Eve available from 18:00. Please contact them via Facebook Puerta Verde Haria or telephone 928 83 53 50 to book.
La Cantina in Teguise are offering two sittings for their New Year’s Eve menu €49 per person at 20:00 and 22:00. The Secret Garden is open for drinks only. Contact them via Facebook Cantina Teguise or telephone 928 84 55 36 to book.
Sunset Beach in Puerto del Carmen are offering a varied menu for New Year’s Eve. Telephone 928 512 720 to book.
Christmas Event Programmes
If you are organising a Christmas event and would like the details added to this guide, please email [email protected].