Friday, December 04, 2020

Christmas in La Orotava 2020-2021

Christmas in La Orotava 2020-2021

After the Christmas lights switch on and the inauguration of the nativity outside the town hall that took place last Friday, the online portal for sending a letter to Los Reyes was opened on Tuesday and a Virtual wine tasting with Bodegas Tajinaste took place on Wednesday, today, Friday 4 December, there is a further Virtual Wine Tasting with Bodegas Tafuriaste and the inauguration of the Nativity at the Liceo de Taoro, where an art exhibition opens on Saturday. As many of these events are being transmitted via La Orotava town hall's social media, this opens them up, not only to locals, but wherever you are in world.

There is also; Honey Tasting (10 Dec), more Wine Tasting (11 Dec), Christmas Cooking (12 Dec), even more Wine Tasting (16 Dec), Book Presentation (17 Dec) and Christmas Concerts (18 and 19 Dec). After Christmas there's a Piano Recital (26 Dec), a Virtual Roscón de Reyes (to benefit the Red Cross on 4 and 5 Jan) and on 3rd, 4th and 5th January The Three Kings will visit all of the different neighbourhoods of the municipality. 

More details of all of these events, in Spanish, can be found here.

From Friday 18 December until Tuesday 5 January, a Christmas Crafts Fair will be present in the Plaza de la Constitución, La Orotava.

Finally, there are 32 nativity displays to see on the town's XIII Ruta de Belenes 2020 for which you can download the full program (PDF) here. As well as being able to visit these in person, this is also being accompanied by a Virtual Route made up of small videos of each one of the nativity scenes. These will be published progressively through various Facebook pages, including the Prensa Ayuntamiento La Orotava.

Route of the Nativities La Orotava 2020