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What's On December / January
Your events and exhibition guide for Tenerife and Gran Canaria.


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18.12.2015 -  

TENERIFE

 

December 17

5pm-7pm: Crafts, bouncy castles and children’s workshops, Plaza del Centro Cultural, Parque la Reina, Arona.

7pm: Christmas concert, free entry, Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos. 

8pm: United for Christmas, free concert, music school, local bands and Ballet Beanky, Plaza de España, Adeje.

8pm: Quantum Ensemble III concert, classical music, Auditorio Adán Martín, Santa Cruz.  www.auditoriodetenerife.com.

 

December 18 – January 5

Various opening times, see web: ‘PIT’, rides, workshops, sports and crafts for children and the family, €8 (over 65 and under 2s free, ID required), Institución Ferial, Santa Cruz.  www.pit-tenerife.com.

 

December 18 - January 10

Times tbc: Ice skating, €8 per hour, Centro Magma de Arte y Congresos, Costa Adeje.  www.tenerifemagma.com.

 

December 18

5pm - 7pm: crafts, bouncy castles and children’s workshops, Calle Obispo Antonio Tavira, Cabo Blanco, Arona.

10.30pm: Christmas carols concert, by the folklore school, Calle Grande, Adeje.

 

December 19

11am: Ponle Freno, charity road races from 5 and 10 km, €10, from Siam Mall, Costa Adeje.  www.adeje.es.

5pm - 7pm: crafts, bouncy castles and children’s workshops, Calle Bélgica, Las Galletas, Arona.

6pm: Christmas Carols and activities, main square, Armeñime, Adeje.

7pm: Arona municipal band concert, free entry, Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos.

8pm: Christmas concert, local bands, Centro Magma de Arte y Congresos, Costa Adeje.  www.tenerifemagma.com.

8.30pm: Superalejandrito, rock, free acoustic show, Room Club, Plaza del Quinto, La Orotava. 

11pm: Pumuky, funk, €4, Café Quilombo, Calle Cantos Canarios, Plaza del Quinto, La Orotava

 

December 20

All day: General election.

6pm: Children’s workshops, bouncy castles, crafts, Father Christmas, Plaza César Manrique, La Postura, Adeje.

 

December 23

6pm: Charity clowns show, entry price one toy, Cultural Centre, Adeje.

7pm: Christmas carols concert, Callao Salvaje, Adeje.

 

December 25

9pm: Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, free concert, Dársena de Los Llanos, port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  sinfonicadetenerife.es.

 

December 26

5pm – 7.00pm: Bouncy castles, workshops, crafts, collection of letters for The Three Kings, main squares in Fañabé, Armeñime, Las Nieves and La Hoya, Adeje.

 

December 27

5pm – 7.00pm: Bouncy castles, workshops, crafts, collection of letters for The Three Kings, main square, Los Olivos, Adeje.

8pm: Christmas Festival, local dance academy with guest performers, mixture of genres, €5, Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos.

8pm: Ballets de Tenerife, ballet and flamenco dance, €8 and €10, Teatro Guimerá, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  www.teatroguimera.es.

 

December 28

8pm: Viento del Sur, Flamenco, €10, Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos.  www.arona.org.

 

December 29 – January 4

8 shows: Sister Act, The Musical, Spanish production, tickets between €25 and €60, Auditorio Adán Martín, Santa Cruz.  www.auditoriodetenerife.com.

 

December 29

5pm - 7pm: Crafts, bouncy castles and children’s workshops, Calle Flor del Sur and Urbanización Virgen del Carmen, Guargacho, Arona.

 

December 30

5pm - 7pm: Crafts, bouncy castles and children’s workshops, Plaza El Madrigal, Guaza, Arona.

 

December 31

10.30pm: New Year’s Eve celebrations with live music from Son del Valle, Deliciosa and Pasión Gomera, in front of the Centro Cultural, Los Cristianos.

11pm: New Year’s Eve celebrations with live music from the Maquinaria and Sensación Gomera orchestras, Plaza de España, Adeje.

11pm: New Year’s Eve celebrations with live music from the Arguayo and Maracaibo orchestras, Plaza de Buganvilla, los Gigantes, Santiago del Teide.

 

January 2

6pm: Alice in Wonderland, The Musical, Spanish production, €8 and €10, Teatro Guimerá, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  www.tomaticket.es.

 

January 3

12pm and 6pm: Alice in Wonderland, The Musical (see above).

12pm: Sin Camellos no hay Reyes Magos, puppet show for children, Spanish production, €7, Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos.  www.arona.org

 

January 5

Most Municipalities will have Three Kings parades, Garachico, where the Christmas story is acted out all over the town soon after sunset, is particularly good, as is Adeje; 5pm: Arrival of their majesties by helicopter to the football ground, followed at 7pm by a grand parade along the Calle Grande with favourite personalities from children’s programmes, Adeje.

Ask at your local town hall or information office for your area.

 

Until January 10: Adeje’s Christmas fair, bouncy castles and rides, Cultural Centre parking area, Adeje.

 

Every Monday and Wednesday: Yoga for children, 5.30pm - 6.15pm, Caracola Espacio En Movimiento, Calle San Agustín 5, La Laguna.  610 630 765/caracolaespacioenmovimiento@gmail.com.

 

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Canarias Folk Fest, parade, regional costumes, traditional dancing, singing, crafts and tastings in Las Galletas and Los Cristianos.  Thursday – Rambla Dionisio González, Las Galletas; Friday – Avenida Las Américas (Golden Mile), Playa Las Américas; and Saturday – Plaza de la Pescadera and PaseoMarítimo (Avenida Juan Alfonso Bautista), Los Cristianos.  Thursday and Saturday, 5pm - 8.30pm, Friday 8.30pm.

 

Every Saturday morning: Events for specific groups, families, seniors, women etc., Activate Sports Club, opposite the entrance to the Baobab Suites, Calle Roques del Salmor, Costa Adeje.  www.tenerifeactivate.com.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Until January 17: Los Objetos Hablan (Objects speak), paintings and objets d’art on loan from the Museo del Prado, Madrid.  Includes works by Rubens, Sorolla, Goya and Ribera, Free entry, Monday to Friday, 11am - 2pm and 5pm - 8pm, and Saturday 10am - 2pm.  obrasocial.lacaixa.es.

Until January 17: Merkarte, Art Supermarket, Tenerife History and Anthropology Museum, Casa Lercaro, La Laguna. www.merkarteon.com.

Until January 31: Vivencias de la cumbre (Living in the hills), photography, a collection of old Tenerife pastoral hill scenes, beekeepers, snow collectors, goatherds, charcoal makers etc., TEA, Santa Cruz, Daily, 9am – 8.30pm.

 

GRAN CANARIA

 

December 17

5pm - 7pm: Children’s workshops, Christmas decorations, Salon Paroquial, Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Carmen, La Isleta, LPGC.

 

December 18

4pm - 7pm: Children’s workshops etc. as above.

8.30pm: Christmas concerts in front of the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus and in Parque San Telmo.

 

December 19

11am: Christmas market, Plaza de San Roque, Firgas.

12.30pm: Christmas concert, Iglesia Parroquial, Vega de San Mateo.

9.15pm: Christmas concert, Templo Ecuménico, Playa del Inglés, San Bartolomé de Tirajana.

 

December 20

All day: General election.

10am – 8pm: Christmas market and Carols concert, Plaza del Lomo Los Frailes, LPGC.

11.30am: Folklore exhibition, free, Pueblo Canario, Francisco González Díaz s/n, LPGC.

 

December 26

6pm: Puppet festival, Sala Insular de Teatro, Avenida Primero de Mayo, LPGC.

 

December 27

11.30am: Folklore exhibition, See December 20

12.30pm: Puppet festival, see December 26

 

January 2 – 5

10am – 9pm on 2nd – 4th and until midnight on the 5th: Christmas craft market, Parque San Telmo, LPGC.

 

January 4

4pm:  Christmas raffle, magic and hot chocolate, Plaza del Pino, Vega de San Mateo.

 

January 5

Most municipalities will have Three Kings parades.  Ask at your local town hall or information office.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Until January 7: Stunning sand nativity scene, Free entry, Playa de Las Canteras, LPGC. 

Until January 10: Black Hole, a collection of pastels and charcoals by local artist Raúl Artiles, CAAM (San Antonio Abad), LPGC.  www.caam.net.

 



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