Canarian Christmas markets

The Canarian Christmas markets are composed of stalls located in the street or in squares. They are usually located in front of historical sites or in areas of abundant commerce.

In recent years, Christmas markets have become increasingly frequented by tourists and islanders themselves. These are full of entertainment, with music, shows for young and old and, of course, gourmet tastings. In this article we talk about the most outstanding Canarian Christmas markets in Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

Christmas markets in the Canary Islands, leisure with the family

Many Canarian families have a Christmas tradition of visiting markets, where they can buy a wide variety of local products, as well as local handicrafts. In some Christmas markets there are nativity scenes or cribs that can be visited, including plays, orchestras and music. These are some of the most outstanding Canarian Christmas markets for these dates.

In Gran Canaria:

Gastro Norte Party in Firgas

It is much more than a flea market, with its Christmas essence and Canarian products as protagonists. It takes place in the municipality of Firgas, in the midlands of the island of Gran Canaria, during the first fifteen days of December. In total, three days of program with music, theater, flea market and foodtrucks in the Plaza de San Roque.

Family Fair "Teror en Navidad" (Teror at Christmas)

It also takes place in December, specifically on a Saturday, and is full of events. From 10:00 to 20:00 hours craft fair: jams, honey, sweets, breads, cheeses, soaps, fans, crochet, dolls, patchwork, cage makers, knife makers, turners, blacksmiths, carpenters, among others. In addition to attractions, parades and Christmas shows, train ride and visit of Santa Claus. Also, in the Plaza del Pino there are usually raffles of handicraft items.

Moya at Christmas" Craft and Trade Fair

This fair takes place during the bridge of the Constitution on the occasion of the starting signal of the Christmas holidays in the northern municipality. This market is focused on handicraft products.

In Tenerife:

Christmas Corner in La Candelaria

Until December 23, the Plaza de La Candelaria, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, will host this Christmas market, promoted by the Autonomous Organism of Festivities of the capital. It has children's fair attractions for the little ones, stalls selling decorations, handmade sweets, Christmas flowers and other activities.

Le Good Market in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Christmas edition of Le Good Market, in Santa Cruz, turns the street of La Noria, for four days, in the best place to find a special detail from the hand of designers and / or local producers. In addition to interesting products and trends in casual fashion, party clothes, decoration, art, accessories, crafts and gastronomy.

Guía de Isora Christmas Market

This event focused on artisan products and typical Christmas gastronomy, is a dynamic action of the commercial sector of the municipality. Christmas markets usually attract many people, residents and visitors, who come to know the Canary traditions at this time of the year.

La Alameda Flea Market

The traditional flea market that usually installs the City Council of Santa Cruz, through the Autonomous Organism of Festivities, in the Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena on the occasion of the Christmas holidays takes place throughout the month of December and the first week of January. Here you can usually find handicraft products such as Ibero-American crafts, leather, macramé, handbags, wallets, costume jewelry or different types of handicrafts.

The Canary Islands is a land with a thousand things to see, explore and learn about. If you are interested in learning more interesting facts about the Canary Islands, here is a link to the Explora Canarias section of Marca Canaria.

Paula Vera



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