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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The New Mill, Costa Teguise
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.
Check out the 2023 Christmas events in San Bartolome municipality, happening throughout December and January, including an Artisan's Christmas market.
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.
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION ABOUT CHRISTMAS 2023 IN LANZAROTE AS SOON AS MORE DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE MADE AVAILABLE.