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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.

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.