What to Expect
In the words of the carol “in the deep mid-winter” …. Nevertheless, December in Tenerife, when compared to the rest of Europe, is still warm. Last year the average temperature for the south was 26°C, with temperatures during the hottest part of the day reaching 28°C and still in the mid-teens during the coolest part of the evening.
NOTE: TWO BANK HOLIDAYS this month
Día de la Constitución 6th December is celebrated each year as the day the referendum in 1978 was approved by a large majority of Spanish people.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción) 8th December like many Christian communities around the world the Canary Islands celebrate this day.
And whilst not a bank holiday we should not forget to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
The Rink – enjoy ice skating while soaking up the sun (When: until January 2017 Where: Magma Centre, Las Americas)
Gastronomic Days of Monkey – After nine seasons with the best local, national and international cuisine, Group Monkey celebrate the 10th anniversary every Friday with food prepared by chefs from 5* Michelin restaurants across Spain. (Until 2nd December DETAILS AND RESERVATIONS )
Medano Live – Jazz Festival – 6 concerts. All concerts are free more information can be obtained HERE (When: 2nd – 17th December)
CAP-Fest is free and accessible. Arona, recognized as one of the major accessible tourist destinations in the world is offering over 30 activities including video games, virtual reality accessible, a sensory dining space, outdoor concerts, lectures by internationally renowned scientists, and a commitment to avant-garde leisure. (When: 2nd to 4th December Where: Los Cristianos)
TARZAN, the musical, is mostly a party, which will delight children, young and old (When: 3rd December Where: Guimerá Theatre, Santa Cruz)
4th Canarias Folk Fest Arona 2016/2017 –With crafts and food market, from 16:00 and performances by folk groups this traditional event is held regularly in Plaza La Pescadora, Los Cristianos, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, every two weeks, starting Wednesday, November 30, 2016 and ending on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Calendar – in December 2016 : 1, 14 and 15 – January 2017 : 11, 12, 25, 26 – in February : 8, 9, 22, 23 – and March : 8, 9, 22, 23.
Christmas Festival of Dance – Students of “Say yes” will perform bachata, canary folklore, salsa, zumba, introduction to dance, modern dance (When: 4th December Where: Infanta Leonor Auditorium Los Cristianos)
Fiesta África II – Various Artists (When: 5th December Time: 22:00 to 5:00 Where: Ocean Club, Santa Cruz)
Moscow Ballet. Presents The Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky masterpiece and a classic of the Christmas season. (When: 8th December Where: Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos)
Mar de Mares – Flamenco Ballet (When: 9th December Where: Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos)
Forever Amy – A memorable spectacle that epitomizes the flamboyant artist. Credit goes to jazz and soul singer Alba Plano accompanied by the original members of Amy’s band. Dale Davis, Xantone Black, Hawie Gondwe, Nathan Allen, and Jim Hunt. An emotional tribute to a great woman who sold her soul to music. (When: 9th December, Where: Magma Centre, Las Americas)
Grand Opening Party – Village People bring the spirit of the ‘80s to Tenerife’s open-air stage, offering an extravaganza of colour, and sing-a-long classics (When 10th December: Where: Hard Rock Hotel, Playa Paraiso)
Noche en Blanco – suspended in October because of the weather this is a chance for shoppers to get ready for Christmas (When: 10th December Where: Puerto de la Cruz)
XI Gospel Festival of Canary Islands – London Community Gospel Choir have accompanied artists such as George Michael, Elton John, Puff Daddy, Mariah Carey, Blur, Gary Barlow, Westlife, and Celine Dion amongst others. (When: 16th December Where: Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos)
The South Carolina Gospel Chorale – make each performance an unforgettable journey through the history of gospel, from the spirit of African American slaves up to the sounds of modern Sunday Masses. (When: 18th December, Where: Adán Martín Auditorium Santa Cruz)
Mamma Mia – the musical Tickets start at €25, and are available online HERE. (When: 27 December to 2 January 2017 Where: Adán Martín Auditorium Santa Cruz)
1st San Silvestre Golden Mile – Nothing better than fire on the last day of the year by participating in this first edition of San Silvestre in Arona! Registration: Gesportcanarias.Com Tel. 692 561 122. Price: 8€ until the 4th December. 10€ from 5 to 28 December. (When: 31st December Time: 15:00 hours Where: Playa de Las Americas)
Whilst these are some of the most interesting events, there is an overwhelming amount of activities on Tenerife each month. Click on the links below to see what is happening elsewhere.