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Tenerife in December 2017

Along with the countdown to Christmas, comes the excited wait to see if there will be snow on Teide.
Photo By Jens Steckert (Own work) [GFDLCC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5]

December begins with two National public holidays: on Wed, 6th December for Día de la Constitución Española (Constitution Day) and Fri, 8th December for Inmaculada Concepción (The Immaculate Conception). Many people will take the day off on Thursday, 7th too and take what's known as un puente (translates to bridge) or short break. Most of December's events are to do with Christmas.

The holiday period always kicks off proper with El Gordo (The Fat One), the Spanish Christmas Lottery, which is drawn on 22nd December each year, with kids singing out the results during a five-hour televised spectacular.

Christmas Day, Monday, 25th December 2017 will be a Public holiday. For Canarians, this is often recovery day after a big family gathering on Christmas Eve. Boxing Day isn't a tradition nor holiday in Spain or the Canaries.

On Christmas Day at 9pm, in the open air beside the port in Santa Cruz, the annual free Concierto de Navidad (Christmas Concert) by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) will be performed. This event is generally televised by RTVE and, is always a wonderful seasonal gift.

There are no municipal public holidays in December.

On 28th December, beware of El Día de Los Santos Inocentes (Day of the Innocent Saints), the Spanish equivalent of April Fool's Day

And that, of course, brings us to the end of the year and New Year's Eve.

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.