Christmas in Lanzarote 2023: Events, things to do & Christmas day menu

Published on December 04, 2023
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How about a sunny Christmas on a beach in Lanzarote?

Christmas in Lanzarote is a wonderful experience, with the island all decorated for the holidays and New Year's. So if you want to escape the cold and have a merry and sunny Christmas, Lanzarote might just be the perfect holiday destination for you.

2023 has been the year of recovery in terms of tourism in Lanzarote and many people have waited for the restrictions to be over before they ventured on a holiday abroad. So it's safe to say that this Christmas will be a busy one in Lanzarote since many people are excited to be able to spend a warm winter holiday abroad.

Christmas in Lanzarote 2023: events and things to do in Lanzarote during the holiday season

You are almost guaranteed to have a sunny and warm Christmas if you decide to spend the holidays here.

In 2021, the maximum temperature was 21°C on Christmas Day, so no matter what you do, a visit to the beach is a must on Christmas day if it's that warm and sunny. Weather in Lanzarote in December is still warm and pleasant during the daytime, but you will most likely need a coat or a cardigan in the evenings.

At this time of year, there are plenty of events going on all over the island, so we made a list of suggestions of things to do in Lanzarote this Christmas.

Christmas 2023 in Puerto del Carmen & Tias 

The most expected event of the Christmas celebrations in Puerto del Carmen is the Santa Parade, which is considered some sort of a tradition, although we don't know if it will be organized this year. 

See the events planned for Christmas 2023 in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Friday, December 1

  • 7 p.m. Lighting of the Christmas lights and inauguration of the Tías nativity scene in the square of the San Antonio church. Black Week awards ceremony and Christmas window dressing contest. Performance by the Tías Municipal Folklore School and the San Ginés Choir (Island Christmas).

Tuesday, December 5

  • 6:45 p.m. Inauguration of the Puerto del Carmen nativity scene outside the La Tiñosa church. Performance by the Al Andalus Choir Between Alisios and Levante (Island Christmas).

Thursday, December 7

  •  From 4 to 6:30 p.m. Acrobatics and circus workshop. Plaza El Pavón, Tías.

Friday, December 8

  •  6 p.m. Mass and inauguration of the nativity scene of the La Candelaria church. Performance of the Haría Easter Ranch.

Saturday, December 9

  • From 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. DJ. El Pavón Square.

Saturday, December 16

  • From 5 to 10 p.m. Christmas Craft Show with a special performance by the El Pavón Musical Group at 8:30 p.m.

Monday, December 25

  • 9 p.m. Performance by the Puerto del Carmen Marina Choir and the In Dolce Jubilo Choir with the special collaboration of Guágaro in the Puerto del Carmen church.
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Christmas events in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote 2023

More info about Christmas in Puerto del Carmen

Christmas in Playa Blanca & Yaiza

Usually, in December there are several activities and events organized, like a Christmas market, concerts and many activities for children throughout the month.

The Uga Market offers on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, two days full of musical performances, children's workshops and circus characters so that the Island's families can enjoy pleasant days of shopping for quality products. On Saturday there is programming until 8 pm and on Sunday until 2 pm.

The first weekend of December has even more surprises. On Sunday, December 3rd, at 1 pm, you can watch a representation by the Lanzarote artist Acerina H. Toledo in Plaza de Remedios.

The Yaiza City Council invites residents and visitors to enjoy the festive and cultural programming for this Christmas and Three Kings season with nearly thirty activities aimed at audiences of all ages and varied tastes where music has special prominence. 

Check out the 2023 Christmas events in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Christmas in Costa Teguise & Teguise

Teguise Council usually organizes plenty of events during December, as well as many children's workshops.

Check out the 2023 Christmas events planned by the Teguise City Council, with events such as the concert by the Villa de Teguise Polyphonic Choir and the Canary Islands Gospel Choir, the traditional Teguise's youth musical "Never Stop Dreaming", the inauguration of the Nativity Scene, the performances of Rancho Chico and Rancho de Pascua, the reception of the Three Wise Men, multiple concerts or the New Year's Eve celebration, which on this occasion will also feature with fireworks in La Villa, La Graciosa and Costa Teguise.

Don't miss our list of recommendations for things to do in Costa Teguise

Christmas Day menus in Costa Teguise

The New Mill, Costa Teguise

Christmas in Haria

The Haría City Council presented the program to celebrate Christmas this year in the municipality, an agenda with about 60 activities that will take place from December 1 to January 5 in various northern towns in Lanzarote. 

Among the most important events, the Christmas Market stands out, which will take place on December 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on December 23 and 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., as well as the Christmas Trail, which will be held on January 2, 3 and 4 from 12:00 to 20:00. 

Christmas in San Bartolomé

Check out the 2023 Christmas events in San Bartolome municipality, happening throughout December and January, including an Artisan's Christmas market.

What to do for Christmas dinner in Lanzarote?

In the Spanish culture, Christmas Day is usually spent at home with the family, so most Spaniards don't go out to dine on this day.

Most of the restaurants will have a special Christmas menu, usually with British or Irish traditional dishes.

For Christmas day lunch or dinner, please see the dedicated page for each resort:

Christmas is considered the high season in Lanzarote, so the best restaurants will be fully booked months in advance. This is also the case for New Year's Eve in Lanzarote, so make sure to book if you have your eye on a certain place.

Click on the links above for our dedicated pages for each resort in Lanzarote, to see the restaurant menus and offers for Christmas dinner. 


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