Reservations for the different Christmas dinners have been sold out for a month in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Trying to get a seat in any of the many restaurants in the city at this time of the month is a mission impossible. This situation is the best proof for what could be the best Christmas season for decades not only for the city’s hotel and restaurant sectors, but also for local trade and the service sector in general. The celebration of Christmas and the traditional Three Kings festivities without restrictions of any kind is encouraging shopping and consumer spending.
The authorities of the capital of Tenerife view the situation as one of optimism and increased spending, with a level of occupancy of reservations and spending in bars and restaurants that has not been seen for years.
Seasonal Street Markets
In addition to the commercial offer that Santa Cruz already has, at this time of year there are also craft markets that are beginning to open their doors in the city.
Thus, the Christmas Market in the Alameda del Duque Santa Elena opened on 15 December with 62 tents, while the Gastromercadillo in the Plaza de España opened on 17 December with 15 stalls, and will remain open until the 8th of January.
The Santa Cruz Craftsmen’s Association market will display its original creations on 10 stalls in the Plaza de la Iglesia del Pilar, between 21 and 23 December. In 2023 the Art Market will set up 35 stalls of creators in different disciplines, between 2 and 4 January, in the Plaza de la Isla de la Madera. And from 3 to 5 January the Dreamer Market will take place in the Plaza de la Iglesia de la Concepción, a commercial space with 45 marquees open from 11.00 to 21.00 hours.
And in this commercial tour one cannot miss the Rastro Market, which will be open on Sundays 25th December and 1st January, as well as on the eve of Three Kings’ Day, when it will be open until three o’clock in the morning.