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The Christmas markets in Tenerife that you can’t miss this festive season

From exceptional gastronomy to vibrant live music performances, each of these Christmas markets in Tenerife promises a distinctive and memorable experience for visitors and locals alike.

The traditional Christmas markets in Tenerife have officially opened, ushering in the enchantment of the festive season. From delectable gastronomic offerings to the most cherished desserts and unique handicrafts, these markets also feature live music, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone.

Here’s a detailed overview of the Christmas markets across the island that are not to be missed this holiday season:

The Christmas markets in Tenerife that you can't miss this festive season

Christmas Market and Gastromarket in Santa Cruz de Tenerife:

  • The capital city of Tenerife hosts its traditional Christmas Market, along with the Gastromarket, promising surprises this year.
  • The Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena comes alive with numerous marquees and stalls offering a delightful array of culinary delights, musical performances, and a packed schedule of activities for various days.

Christmas Square in La Laguna:

  • From December 22 to January 5, the Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna transforms into Plaza de la Navidad, featuring live music, food trucks, mulled wine, chocolate, DJ sessions, food vendors, Christmas cocktails, special beers, and plenty of surprises.
  • The space caters to all ages with bouncy castles, play areas, activities, and sports zones.
  • Open on December 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, as well as January 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Gastro Christmas Market in Tegueste:

  • On December 15, 16, and 17, the Gastro Christmas Market and Christmas Craft Fair grace Tegueste’s Plaza de San Marcos.
  • The market features food trucks, children’s workshops, live music, a visit from Father Christmas, and up to 40 craft stalls.
  • The highlight is a free concert by Pedro Guerra.

The Corte Inglés Christmas Market:

  • Running from December 23 to January 5, the Corte Inglés Christmas market in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, located in the main square, offers Christmas items like panettones, chocolates, Disney merchandise, and products from establishments such as Sabela, Free Heart, or Baggerman the Dutchman.
  • Opening hours are Monday to Sunday, from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm.
The Christmas markets in Tenerife that you can't miss this festive season

Santiago del Teide Street Market:

  • On December 16, Santiago del Teide hosts a Christmas market organized by the Asociación de Vecinos La Paz. The highlight is the creation and tasting of the longest turrón in the Canary Islands, measuring 25 meters.
  • Méndez Núñez street in Tamaimo offers a parade by the Agrupación Folklórica Tayme, batucada with the group Tamatimba, handicraft workshops, and gift wrapping from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.
  • The day before, the Tamaimo Social Centre hosts a workshop on the preparation of Christmas nougat from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Solidarity Market:

  • On December 15, 16, and 17, a Christmas Solidarity Market takes place in the La Concepción area of La Laguna.
  • Fifty-seven organizations dedicated to disability, environmental care, animal welfare, and the support of people with pathologies set up stalls.
  • The event includes live music performances, children’s tents, workshops, fashion, and various surprises.
  • Opening hours on Friday and Saturday are from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, while Sunday’s closing time is 3:00 pm.

These vibrant and diverse Christmas markets in Tenerife offer a plethora of experiences, ensuring that the festive spirit and holiday cheer are in abundance throughout the season.

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