Although December is starting to cool down a little, it is still warmer than most other destinations in Europe. At this time, the average temperature for the south of the island is 22°C, last December we saw a few days hit 27°C while at night temperatures dropped to between 18 – 13°C. In the north for the same period temperatures were 16°C, with lows of 13°C and highs of 18°C.
There’s always something going on in Tenerife, add to this the beaches, excursions, sports and outdoor pursuits plus local events, with their traditional and unusual activities there is something to captivate all ages and all tastes.
Dia de la Constitucion, 6th December is a National Holiday celebrating the day when Christopher Columbus first set foot on the Americas.
The Inmaculada Concepción (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) is celebrated on 8th December. It is classed as a bank holiday throughout Tenerife.
Christmas Day Concert A wonderful traditional free concert that attracts thousand of people every year. The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra presents classical and popular musical from 9 pm until midnight when there is a firework display (When : 25th December Where : (The dockside) Dársena de Los Llanos Santa Cruz).
New Years Eve On the night of the 31st, huge parties are held throughout many resorts, where locals and tourists come together to celebrate. There are music concerts held in town squares, as well as a variety of food and drink available from kiosks in the area. The highlight of the evening is the spectacular firework displays held at midnight, followed by more partying until dawn.
The Canarian Folk Fest – Traditional Canarian music and dancing plus food and craft stalls selling the best local produce. (When : from 3rd December until 26th March 2016 Where: Las Galletas Rambla on Thursday’s, Las Americas Golden Mile on Friday’s and Plaza del Pescadora, Los Cristianos on Saturday’s)
The XXXICraft Fair of the Canary Islands there will be 140 exhibitors in this island wide fair. (When : 3rd to 6th December Where : Recinto Ferial de Tenerife)
The Festival of capabilities “Capfest 2015” which includes a range of activities for all audiences from various fields, including culture, technology, philosophy, etc, (When: 4th & 5th December, Where: Various Los Cristianos)
Tom Binns For one night only one man, with three hilarious comedy acts! Award-winning Hospital Radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury and psychic Ian D Montfort are joined by Tom’s equally inventive and skilful new ventriloquist act Uncle Jim. (When : 5th December Where : Tenerife Comedy Club)
K42 Canarias Anaga Marathon this marathon passes through one of the most magical places in Tenerife, Anaga, an area declared a Biosphere Reserve. The sixth edition has three modes: K42, K21 and KVertical.
Chicago Mass Choir presents “A Spiritual Tribute To BB King” the legend of American popular music (When : 7th & 8th December Where :Teatro Leal)
Ballet de Moscú present the Nutcracker the ultimate Christmas ballet is in two locations in Tenerife (When : 7th and 8th December Where : Teatro Guimera Santa Cruz and 9th December Where : Auditorio Infanta Leonor)
Mary Stuart A play about the imprisonment of Mary by his sister Isabel in Fotheringay Castle. A story of betrayal, family feuds and power. (When : December 12th Where : Auditorio de Tenerife).
Jubilation Gospel Choir is a group from Montreal. This time the repertoire consists of classic songs such as Hark the herald angels sing, The First Noel and The little drummer boy, in addition to celebrating the memory of the legendary singer, saxophonist and pianist Ray Charles. (When : 13th December Where : Auditorio de Tenerife, Santa Cruz)
Ballets de Tenerife The price is just €10 for a selection of classical ballet (When : December 20th Where : Auditorium of Tenerife)
Sister Act the Musical, based on the hit film (When : 29th December to 4th January, Where : Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín)
The PIT (Children and Youth Park Tenerife) is an enclosure that offers rides, games, fun activities, training and entertainment aimed at children and young people, (When: Dec. 18: January 5 Where Recinto Ferial de Tenerife)
Visit the Dorada Brewery The local brewing company opens its doors to unveil the manufacturing process of Dorada beer, from the collection of raw materials to bottling, at the end of the visit you will be invited to a Dorada in the Tasting Room. (Booking is necessary. http://doradatour.es/ Every Tuesday and Wednesdays Avda. de Ángel Romero Santa Cruz to 31/12/2015)
The Prado Museum visit Tenerife with the exhibition that brings together 60 works from the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Spanish, Flemish, Italian and French schools, and such important authors as Rubens, Sorolla, Zurbarán, Murillo, Goya and Ribera. (When: to January 16 Where: Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias, Santa Cruz)
EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2015
Sit in a moon shadow with an otherwise open view of the predawn sky, and if you’re really lucky, you might see as many as 40 meteors in one hour. Good luck! Click the links below to learn more about meteor showers in 2015.
December 13-14, 2015 Geminids
Whilst these are some of the most interesting events, there is an overwhelming amount of activities in Tenerife each month. Click on the links below to see what is happening elsewhere.