Starting to feel anxious about what to do at Christmas time? The city of Santa Cruz has over 200 activities scheduled, suitable for all audiences and most of them for free, that will offer to both locals and visitors 1.500 hours of Christmas entertainment. If you are out in Santa Cruz on these days you can download the programme so that you do not miss a single event. We will also try to give you some tips down below in case you decide to spend a few days or nights in Santa Cruz. You have no other choice than to have a lovely Christmas!
From 16 December 2016 until 6 January 2017
Do you need to buy that last-minute Christmas gift? The city council of Santa Cruz has once again launched the city´s traditional annual Christmas market, which will be open until 6 January and can be found at its former location in the Park of Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena.
You will be delighted with unique products such as Ibero-American crafts, leather, macramé, handbags, wallets, costume jewellery and different kinds of handicrafts that you will find at this traditional market.
It will be open from 10.00 am to 22.00 pm, but on the Twelfth Night 5 January the stalls will remain open until the wee hours. The traditional market will close at 17.00 pm at Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. And just as in previous years, you will be able to recover your energy by having a hot dog, a burger, or any snack that you will find nearby the market.
WHEN: From16/12/16 to 06/01/17
LOCATION: Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena - Santa Cruz de Tenerife
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Sunday 10:00 am to 22:00 pm (except 24 and 31 December to 17:00 pm)
PRICE: Free entry
From 22 December 2016 until 8 January 2017
FOR THE YOUNGEST
The PIT (which stands for Children and Youth Playground in Spanish) takes place every year during the holiday period and it is like the statement that Christmas has arrived for every single kid. Everyone living in Tenerife has been at the PIT at least once. The playground is made up of many attractions, rides, playful activities and educational games for all the young people in the island and their families.
PIT & Go 2016 is the ongoing edition which represents the latest trends in entertainment for children, located at the fairground Recinto Ferial de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The playground has around 40 different play areas which provide the perfect balance among leisure, educational and physical activities. Its aim is to entertain the youngest at the same time that the experience provides them with educational values.
See below the activities that can be found at the PIT&Go this year:
- Ice skating rink
- Live music shows
- Environmental workshops
- Make-up, balloon twisting, crafts, etc.
- Fair attractions, rides
- Gaming rooms
- Cooking workshop (New this year)
- Cinema Pit (New this year)
WHEN: From 22/12/16 to 08/01/17
LOCATION: Fairground Recinto Ferial - Santa Cruz de Tenerife
OPENING TIMES: Different schedules (check Website)
PRICE: 9 €. Free entry under the age of 3 and over the age of 65.
25 December 2016
CHRISTMAS CONCERT in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Certainly one of the island´s highlights at Christmas. The harbor of Santa Cruz becomes one of the most important open air stages of Europe's classical music tours. The concert has an audience of 20.000 people every year and it is broadcast worldwide on TV and the Internet.
SOPRANO: Ainhoa Arteta
After winning the “Metropolitan Opera of Nueva York” and the “International Plácido Domingo in Paris” contests, Ainhoa Arteta has started a brilliant career performing at the world's most spectacular theaters, and has got together with eminent masters like Levine, Marriner, Noseda, Petrenko, Leaper, Pablo Pérez, etc. She has been honored with numerous awards as Spain Brand Ambassador. Her latest accomplishments are La Wally in Geneva and La Boheme in Mexico with Ramón Vargas.
GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924)
La Boheme: “Si! mi chiamano Mimi”
La Boheme: “Donde lieta usci”
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo del Acto III
Manon Lescaut: “Sola, perduta, abbandonata”
Suor Angelica: Intermezzo
Tosca: “Vissi d’arte”
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro”
(solista invitada Sislena Caparrosa)
JAIME OVALLE (1894-1955)
Azulao –Orq. A. Guinovart –
XAVIER MONTSALVATGE (1912-2002)
Canción de cuna para dormir un negrito
ERNESTO HALFFER (1905-1989)
Ay que linda moça
JUAN MONTES (1840-1899)
Negra sombra –Orq. P. Hope–
Modinha –Orq. A. Guinovart –
CARLOS GUSTAVINO (1912-2000)
La rosa y el sauce –Orq. G.Espree–
ARIEL RÁMIREZ (1921-2010)
Alfonsina y el mar –Orq. A. Guinovart –
29 december 2016
On Thursday 29 December you can start warming up at the Funhour Party. El Malecón and Trash invite Locoplaya and Broke Niños Make Pesos, two of the most popular Canarian urban groups. The night starts at 20.00pm at the disco Cubik in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the event will also feature the DJ set of DJ Jonay and Trash, who will brighten up the night with live electronics, dnb, trap and old school. Delirio Squad, Deff Pete and Bobby Bob will also be performing at the Funhour. It is an excellent excuse all together to bid farewell to 2016 with loads of Canarian flavor.
31 December 2015 – New Year's Eve
FLASH BACK NEW YEAR'S EVE 2016
Are you into the 90s? Pink Flamingo has organized the perfect event for those who are willing to spend a memorable night reminding the so-called golden years. A whole army of artists/Dj’s in 3 different spaces, each one with its own theme: KU, SOUL TRAIN and BOBBY'S. To each his own, and no one is left out.
*SOUL TRAIN "BlackNight"
BOBBY BOB - FULLFX - YERA FLAVOR - SISTAH VIBES
*KU "Revival Mestizo Guatequero"
BEAT CREATOR - ESTEBAN PÉREZ - EL CHICO - JESSY LA LEY
HAO - VICKY MORALES - JUAN FIERRO - Dr MIRANDA - ALEX MÉNDEZ - SAML3K
There is no dress code! But comfortable shoes are highly recommended to wiggle and move to the music till dawn.
And to go along with the 90s, you should not forget your vintage clothing! It is not a must, but it will be warmer and more fun for sure if you do. And if you get the inspiration and bring handmade accessories even better!
WHEN: From 31/12/16 to 01/01/17
LOCATION: Llano del Moro - La Laguna
OPENING HOURS: From 0:00 h
PRICE: 35 € open bar, purchase until 23/12. Tickets include free shuttle bus service from La Laguna and cloakroom service.
CAPACITY: Tickets available until sell-out
5th January 2016
THE THREE WISE MEN PARADE
FOR THE YOUNGEST
Here special things can happen, and we know it since we were very small. Otherwise how could you explain that The Three Wise Men arrive to Tenerife in a helicopter? Thousands of children with sparkling eyes and starring at the sky wait for the Three Kings of Orient to arrive the night before Epiphany. And as good as they are, Melchior, Gaspard and Balthasar fly to Tenerife on time as usual January 5 at 17:00pm and land at the Heliodoro Rodríguez López Stadium.
Then the youngest wait for the parade to start, at 19:00pm from Avenida Bélgica. The parade goes through Plaza de la República Dominicana, Asuncionistas, Ramón y Cajal, Galcerán, la Plaza Weyler, Méndez Núñez, El Pilar, Villalba Hervás, La Marina and finishes at Plaza de La Candelaria at about 21:00pm. Once they have arrived at Plaza de la Candelaria, Melchior, Gaspard and Balthasar adore the Baby Jesus and collect from the children the last letters to the Three Wise Men, and spread last minute joy before the kids open their presents the next morning.
LOCATION: Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López - Santa Cruz de Tenerife
TIME: 17:00pm at Heliodoro Rodríguez López Stadium. The parade starts at 19:00pm in Avenida Bélgica.