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Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Queen 2024

Corina Mrazek González, Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2024
More images from the Gala de la Reina del Carnaval

2024 Carnival Poster
Santa Cruz de Tenerife chose it's new Carnival Queen for 2024 at the Gala which took place at the Tenerife International Centre for Trade Fairs and Congresses on the evening of Wednesday, 7 Feb 2024, ahead of carnival taking to the streets on Friday, 9 Feb 2024Corina Mrazek González was elected queen, in a design by Santi Castro - who won for the third consecutive year - entitled El Mundo (The World), representing Centro Comercial Añaza-Carrefour (Añaza Shopping Centre).

Her court was made up as follows: 

  • 1st Maid of HonourLucía Hernández Alonso, with the fantasy El nacimiento de Venus (The Birth of Venus), designed by Alexis Santana, representing McDonald's and El Día-La Opinión de Tenerife
  • 2nd Maid of HonourAnkirian Idariana Marcano Cartagena, with Euforia, by Jorge González Santana, representing Arona Council
  • 3rd Maid of HonourNancy González Bethencor, with the design Juana de Arco (Joan of Arc), by Juan Carlos Armas, and representing Dormitorum and El Gusto Por El Vino
  • 4th Maid of HonourRosalva Morales Benítez, with the fantasy Zibá, by Cristian Santana, and representing Repsol Grupo González Canarias

The Queen and her court did not disappoint the 5,000 people gathered at the The Fair Recint with spectacular designs that came to life on a large stage dedicated to television. The mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, together with the Queen of 2023, Adriana Peña, presented the sceptre to the new sovereign, while the Fiestas councilor, Javier Caraballero, awarded the maids of honour. 

The gala had a great opening, with almost a thousand people on stage, led by the actor and comedian Aarón Gómez, who took the spectators through a Broadway-style musical tour, in which there was no shortage of nods to emblematic television programs. Memories in full colour that gave way to the masters of ceremony, Eloísa González and Elvis Sanfiel, who introduced the members of the jury.

Faces among which Bárbara Rey, actress and presenter, stood out; Arón Morales, illustrator and winner of the 2024 Carnival Poster; Héctor León, film and theatre costume designer; Alberto Dugarte, director of makeup, film and television hairdressing; Alejandro Tosco, graduate in Fine Arts and president of the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Tenerife; Patricia Yurena Rodríguez, Miss Spain 2008; Nieves Bravo, actress of the program En Otra Clave on Canarian Television; Desirée Hernández, presenter of the program 25 Grados on Canarian Television; Marlene Mourreau, actress and vedette; Jorge Moreno, journalist for the Telecinco program Fiesta; Tania Betancor, director of the Tania Betancor Clinic, and Roberto Herrera, director of the Cerca de Ti program on TVE in the Canary Islands.

Galería de Imágenes (Gallery of images from Carnival 2024)
Gala Reina Adulta | S/C de Tenerife 2024 (Full Carnival Queen Gala)
Ritmo y Armonia | S/C de Tenerife 2024 (Rhythm and Harmony Comparsas)

Tenerife Carnival Dates for 2025

Crowds at carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Searching for information on the Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Carnival or Karneval Teneriffa 2025 then you've come to the right place.

It has been confirmed that Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2025 will take place between 31 January and 9 March and the theme of the carnival in 2025, chosen by online voting, will be 'Secrets of Africa'. After the inauguration on Friday, 31 January 2025 and the long list of contests (below), Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2025 in the streets is scheduled to begin on Friday, 28 February 2025, with the Opening Parade and run through to Sunday, 9 March 2025.
Everything here is still subject to official confirmation or change
  • Friday, 31 January: Inauguration of Carnival 2025
  • Thursday, 6 February: 1st Phase of the Junior Murgas Contest
  • Friday, 7 February: 2nd Phase of the Junior Murgas Contest
  • Saturday, 8 February: 3rd Phase of the Junior Murgas Contest
  • Sunday, 9 February: Festival of Choreographed Groups
  • Monday, 10 February: 1st Phase of the Adult Murga Contest
  • Tuesday, 11 February: 2nd Phase of the Adult Murga Contest
  • Wednesday, 12 February: 3rd Phase of the Adult Murga Contest
  • Friday, 14 February: Final of the Murga Contests
  • Saturday, 15 February: Contest of Musical Groups
  • Sunday, 16 February: Gala Election of the Junior Carnival Queen
  • Wednesday, 19 February: Gala of the Senior Carnival Queen
  • Thursday, 20 February: Comedy Song Contest
  • Saturday, 22 February: Comparsas Contest
  • Sunday, 23 February: Costume Contest and the Rondallas Contest
  • Tuesday, 25 February: Los Fregolinos Concert
  • Wednesday, 26 February: Gala Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Thursday, 27 February: Festival of Zarzuela
  • Friday, 28 February: Opening Parade
  • Saturday, 1 March: Rhythm and Harmony Comparsas
  • Sunday, 2 March: Daytime Carnaval
  • Monday, 3 March: Carnaval Monday
  • Shrove Tuesday, 4 March: Carnival Main Parade
  • Wednesday, 5 March: Burial of the Sardine
  • Thursday, 6 March: Festival of Rondallas
  • Friday, 7 March: Children's Carnival Parade
  • Saturday, 8 March: Daytime Carnaval
  • Sunday, 9 March: Exhibition and parade of vintage and classic cars, end of carnival party and carnival closes with a firework display
Many of the events can be watched live on CarnavalTVC

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

  • Thursday 27 February - Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Saturday 1 March - Proclamatory Parade
  • Wednesday 5 March - Burial of the Sardine
  • Friday 7 March - Mascarita Ponte Tacón
  • Saturday 8 March - Main Parade

Los Gigantes Carnival

The start of carnival in Los Gigantes is usually on the Friday ten days after Shrove Tuesday, which would be on Friday 14 March 2025. Their Carnival Main Parade is usually held in the afternoon of the Sunday, which would be 16 March 2025.

Los Cristianos Carnival

As ever, we won't even guess when Los Cristianos carnival will be held. Once available, the dates can generally be found within the relevant year's Calendario de Fiestas del Municipio (Calendar of the municipality's festivals). However ... Even if Arona publish dates ahead, they are in the habit of changing the dates at the very last minute and these changes have not been advertised nor reported in the media, so it requires constant manual watching of their site (above) to know.

Six Fantastic Free Walking Tours in Tenerife

Six Fantastic Free Tours in Tenerife

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Everything is expensive these days, but that doesn't have to be the reason for staying in your hotel or resort with this selection of six free activities in Tenerife.

  1. Santa Cruz de Tenerife Free Tour: Learn how Santa Cruz de Tenerife was not always the capital of the island, that under its main square are the remains of an old castle, and many other fascinating facts when you take this fantastic walking tour.
  2. La Laguna Free Tour: Discover the city in northern Tenerife with this La Laguna Free Tour. This walking tour is an ideal way to get to know its history and main points of interest.
  3. Free Walking Tour of La Orotava: Join us on a trip back to the 15th century and explore old colonial houses and the history of the Guanche Indigenous peoples on our Free Walking Tour of La Orotava. Stroll through the historic centre of this charming town and learn all about its past.
  4. Icod de los Vinos Free Tour: If you're in Tenerife and you want to get to know its must-see places, this free tour of Icod de los Vinos is perfect for you. We'll explore this beautiful town in the northwest of the island.
  5. Free Walking Tour of Garachico: An old commercial port, colonial history and a rich architectural heritage await on our Free Walking Tour of Garachico. We'll stroll through the historic centre of one of the most beautiful towns in Tenerife and learn all about its history.
  6. Buenavista del Norte Free Tour: On this free tour of Buenavista del Norte we'll discover the charms of this beautiful town located on the north coast of the island of Tenerife.

See all the available activities in Tenerife

Public Holidays in Tenerife 2024

2024 by Jernej FurmanSome rights reserved

The Government of the Canary Islands has approved the labour calendar for 2024, which on this occasion, does not include December 8 - Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception), as this already falls on a Sunday.

  • January 1 - Año Nuevo (New Year)
  • January 6 - Epifanía del Señor (Epiphany of the Lord)
  • February 2 - Virgen de la Candelaria (Candlemas), in Tenerife
  • March 28 - Jueves Santo (Holy Thursday)
  • March 29 - Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
  • May 1 - Fiesta del Trabajo (Worker's Day)
  • May 30 - Día de Canarias (Canary Islands Day)
  • August 15 - Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption of the Virgin)
  • October 12 - Fiesta Nacional de España (National Day of Spain)
  • November 1 - Todos los Santos (All Saints)
  • December 6 - Día de la Constitución Española (Spanish Constitution)
  • December 25 - Navidad (Christmas Day) 

There is also a specific holiday for each island: which is February 2, the feast of the Virgen de la Candelaria, in Tenerife (included in the list above).

To these are added the additional two days of local festivals that by tradition correspond to each municipality, bringing the total to 14 days.

Tenerife Land of Eternal Christmas

Sunbathing SantaDesert Island ChristmasScuba Diving SantaTropical Santa
Santa's Having a Whale of a TimeSurfing SantaWaterski SantaCamel Rodeo Santa
With a wide range of products in each design, click the pics (above) to see the full selections.