Chestnut, sweet treats and wine soiree: discover Arona’s festive event

A skilled chestnut artisan will be at the helm, filling Valle San Lorenzo in Arona with the enticing aroma of roasted chestnuts.

The annual Chestnut, Sweets and Wine Evening in Valle San Lorenzo, Arona, is returning this autumn. Scheduled for 1 December, this event is part of the Viva San Andrés Tapas Route, happening in the village from 30 November to 3 December. This celebration, now in its tenth year, has become a highly anticipated festivity in the area.

Organised by the Arona City Council’s Economic Promotion and Employment Council, led by Dácil León, and in collaboration with the Urban Commercial Association (ACU) of Valle San Lorenzo, the event is supported by the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife.

According to Dácil León, this gathering is more than just a festive event; it’s a strategic move to bolster the local commercial and catering sector. It’s an opportunity to celebrate traditions, local gastronomy, and wine culture while supporting local businesses and production.

Chestnut, sweet treats and wine soiree: discover Arona's festive event

Chestnut, Sweets and Wine Evening PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES

The event will transform Valle San Lorenzo into a festive hub, with the aroma of roasted chestnuts filling the air, courtesy of a professional chestnut maker. The festivities will include the sale of chestnuts, sweets, and wines along El Colegio street and the bridge area, complemented by craft workshops from the Dinamizando Arona Employment Alternation Training Programme. Adding to the ambiance will be itinerant music and characters animating the shopping streets.

The Valle San Lorenzo Farmers’ Market will extend its hours on the day, serving as a central point for the event. Visitors can expect honey tastings from Mieles de Abona, a cooking master class by renowned chefs Alejandro Bello and Diego Schattenhofer, wine tasting, and a chestnut-flavoured sponge cake competition.

The cultural centre in Valle San Lorenzo will host a photography exhibition ‘Wine in the Abona region’, a wine talk and tasting, puppet theatre performances, and a musical performance by El Chirato. In addition to the evening’s primary activities, attendees can enjoy the Viva San Andrés Tapas Route, featuring traditional seasonal products.

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