Friday, December 25, 2020

Have a Magical Christmas 2020 in Tenerife

The best of both worlds: snow on Teide and sunshine at the coast

Christmas is very different this year, but most people's wish in Tenerife for Christmas Day - Día de Navidad - would be for snow at the top of Mount Teide. We'll probably all have to make do with images and coverage in the media this year with restrictions on travel.

Christmas lights in Santa Cruz de Teneife

This year, sadly the annual Christmas Day Concert will not be taking place. One of the few things that is fairly normal, in fact, increased this year, are the Christmas Lights. Here's a look at some of them in centre of Santa Cruz, accompanied by jolly Christmas music.

Flor de pascua (Poinsettia)

Towns and cities fill with cultivated poinsettias at this time of year - 45,800 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife alone this year - but there are many growing wild at the sides of the roads.

The best treat is churros, served with hot chocolate to warm up!

If I was going to Mount Teide on Christmas Day, which is local tradition on the island, especially if there's enough snow to play in, but not so much as to close the roads - this may well be restricted this year to avoid crowds - one of the best ways to warm up is to order chocolate con churros, but here's the recipe so you can make them at home.