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Tenerife in December 2022

Christmas Shopping on the Calle del Castillo (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

There are three national public holidays this month: Tuesday, 6 December for the Día de la Constitución Española (Spanish Constitution); Thursday, 8 December for Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception) and Monday, 26 December, a day in lieu, as Navidad (Christmas Day) falls on Sunday.

As in previous years, there are no municipal holidays in December.

This year, it's confirmed that "Normal" Christmas returns to Santa Cruz with more events, markets and lights. The Christmas period started on November 23 (one day before the lights switch on); the market returns to the traditional space of the Alameda del Duque Santa Elena; The Gastromercadillo will also display its culinary offer in the Plaza de España, from December 16 to January 8, with a program of its own musical activities to liven up the various days.

December 21, 2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Parlamento de Canarias (Parliament of the Canary Islands). On December 21, 1982, the the first plenary session of the Provisional Parliament was held, after a recently released Statute of Autonomy of the Canary Islands. It has been four decades that have transformed the social, political, economic and cultural life of the islands.

The holiday period kicks off proper with the Spanish Christmas Lottery, which is drawn on 22 December. Various streets of the capital will host the Lo Divino Tour, a musical offering by more than 30 folk groups from the municipality, which from 7:00 p.m. on December 23 will perform Christmas carols and melodies.

In the evening of Christmas Day, the annual Christmas Day Concert will be given by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. 

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

And that brings us to the end of the year, when, in Santa Cruz, the New Year's Eve party will once more be back in the Plaza de La Candelaria.

Arona Council will celebrate in style the farewell to 2022 and welcome 2023 with the 'Great New Year's Eve Party', which returns after a two-year hiatus and will be held on Saturday 31 Dec in the surroundings of the Cultural Centre in Los Cristianos.

Programa Navidad 2022-2023

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.