Father Christmas Parade, Puerto del Carmen, 24th December 2010

Santas in Puerto del Carmen The island of Lanzarote will be trying to break a Guinness World Record in Puerto del Carmen on Christmas Eve.

We want everyone to dress in a Santa suit and come along to the Avenida de Las Playas in Puerto del Carmen for 17:30, it’s going to take an awful lot of Santas but the aim is to have a line of people holding hands along the ocean front from the San Antonio Hotel to the Los Fariones Hotel!

Apart from the record attempt there will be a parade between 18:00 – 20:00 with Father Christmas on his horse drawn sleigh and a batucada band. There will be sweets to give out for the children and prizes for the hunkiest Mr Santa Claus, the sexiest Mrs Santa Claus and the best dressed child.

Santas should  read more »

Christian Honerkamp's Exhibition, Angel Wings,15th December 2010 to 15th January 2011

Christian Honerkamp - Alas de AngelLocal artist Christian Honerkamp launches his latest exhibition entitled “Alas de Angel” on the 15th of December at 8:30 pm in the Art Centre of the Convent Santo Domingo in Teguise.

Also on Monday the 22nd December there will be a special children's Angel Workshop at 5:00 pm.

The exhibition consists of a series of paintings depicting pairs of wings ranging from the most vibrant of colours to the more traditionally considered angelic whites & creams, using his unusual & highly impacting techniques.  read more »

Christmas Eve Meal - Irish Viking Style

I wonder how many of you, like me, have walked past The Irish Viking and wondered about the origin of the name?

Well here’s the answer! Terry, who is Irish, met Mimi, who is from Norway, 25 years ago, here in Lanzarote, and they decided to open a bar.

The recipe has obviously been successful, because 25 years later, they’re still going and they’re still one of the best places to visit for a drink or a bite in Puerto del Carmen.

The Irish Viking is a large place, and can seat up to 120 people in a rustic setting. They offer a good selection of food, including all day breakfasts and their famous mixed grill, and they are renowned for their nightly entertainment.

This Christmas Eve, they are offering a traditional Norwegian dinner and dance which sounds like fun. Supported by live music, everyone will be welcomed with a drink, followed by a three course meal of traditional Norwegian Christmas fair.

Here’s the menu: (Just click to enlarge it)  read more »

Pandora Jewellery in Lanzarote

A year ago we were introduced to Pandora jewellery by our family in the UK.

MELVI-E Shop Lanzarote I’d always liked silver jewellery and loved the idea that Pandora was a modern version of the charm bracelet. Once hooked we found a Pandora outlet on Calle Real in Arrecife and we bought our daughter the bracelet chain together with a clip and a charm or two. We’d spotted another shop stocking Pandora in Lanzarote recently and with Christmas and birthdays approaching we walked into MELVI-E on the Avenida Central in Tías.

When we entered the jewellery shop we explained that we were looking for a new Pandora charm and Pedro set out four huge trays in front of us, we were astonished  read more »

Santa Goes Diving In Lanzarote

Yesterday we went to the 6th edition of the Concentración de Papá Noeles at Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen. Diving Reindeer There were a number of Lanzarote dive schools participating, we estimated around 70 divers took part all wearing Father Christmas outfits of some kind.

The scuba divers got their first chance to have a look at the reindeer that would be hidden in the sea when they checked in at registration.

No help was given, he was going to be hidden somewhere out in the bay no deeper than 25 metres. Playa Chica is a very popular spot for diving in Lanzarote, all of the locals know this area like the back of their hand and there is great visibility in the water here.

Once kitted up it was time for some group photos……..

FCDC Boys Mick John and Mike Fiona and Rob Kempsell

Santa group photo Manta Diving group photo

 Puerto del Carmen group photo Santa Briefing

There was a Santa briefing,  read more »

Christmas Food Shopping, Lanzameat

Lanzarote’s British butchers Lanzameat are offering their usual fabulous service for Christmas this year.

Lanzameat_SL_Logo You can preorder your Christmas food from them for delivery straight to your door, you don’t have to live in Lanzarote for this service, if you are coming over for a Christmas holiday you can arrange the delivery direct to your accommodation!

What’s more they have a range of fabulous offers, simply quote “LILM10” when ordering to receive these special offers with your shopping. The full price list can be downloaded as an attachment below. When you’re ready to order please telephone:  read more »

Last Posting Date For Christmas Delivery Spain / UK

The last posting dates for delivery in time for Christmas are approaching for sending cards and parcels to friends and family abroad.

Correos Postbox The last posting date for airmail as issued by the Royal Mail from UK to Spain is Monday 13th December, there is nothing confirming the date for a delivery in the opposite direction from the Spanish postal service Correos but I would suggest it is safe to assume the same.

The Spanish postal company Correos have launched a facility to produce your own personalised Christmas cards online through their virtual post office. You can select a card or make your own design, add your text and send to any destination in the world, without having to print, place in an envelope and post. The cards are then printed in high quality A4 fold and dispatched, you can pay with credit card or Paypal, it costs €3 per card to send internationally or €2 within Spain.

There are normally special post boxes organised by Correos for children to send their letters to the Los Reyes Magos, look for them between the 15th and 30th of December.

If you are planning to send post and parcels to the UK for the first time, here are some tips to help you:  read more »

Christmas Opening Hours 2010

Christmas_Opening_Hours The shops in Lanzarote have already started their extended opening hours for Christmas.

On Saturday 11th & 18th December 2010 the shops will open as normal as if it was a week day so they will be open both in the mornings and evenings.

The shops are open additionally on Sunday 12th, 19th and 26th December & 2nd January. The mornings will be from 11am to 2pm and evenings from 5pm to 8pm.  read more »

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