Christmas in Lanzarote


Christmas in Lanzarote is of course, very different from at home. Quite apart from the sunshine and warmth, the festival focuses around the Spanish and Roman Catholic way of celebrating the birth of Christ.  Christmas Day is a religious holiday, then most local people go back to work on 26th December, and have 6th January as a holiday instead - more details of this below.

Date Details Where/When
10th and 11th December
an Evening of Fun, Songs and Christmas Cheer, with Lanzarote Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS). Book a table, bring the
gang. Get the Festive Season off to a flying start.
San Bartolomé
Sociedad, starts 8pm.. Get tickets from
Bookswops, Book Shop Costa Teguise or from Jenny on 609 020086.
Throughout December and early January Home made Nativity scenes Major hotels, shopping centres and public areas
Every Wednesday and Saturday, from around 10 am to 1 pm Regular twice-weekly market, great for Christmas gifts Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca
Every Sunday, 9am - 1 pm Huge street market selling a wide variety of clothes, homeware aned gifts Teguise

Nativity Scenes

All over Lanzarote at this time of year, you will see Nativity scenes being created in public areas, like this one at the Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca.  These are real works of art, as well as a great celebration of the true meaning of Christmas.

One of the best Nativity scenes is in Yaiza, but we've also seen a very large one at the Deiland Centre, Playa Honda. Please tell us about others you've seen.

El Dia de Los Reyes (6th January)

The big Christmas event in Lanzarote, apart from Christmas Day of course, is the Day of the Kings, also known as the The Three Kings, on 6th January. Don't miss the spectacular processions in Arrecife, Yaiza, and other venues.
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