Christmas in Lanzarote 2016: What To Do & Where To Go

Christmas in Lanzarote is a wonderful experience, with the island all decorated for the holidays and New Year's.

You are almost guaranteed to have a sunny and warm Christmas if you decide to spend the holidays here. Last year in 2015, the temperature on Christmas Day was of 22 Celsius in Puerto del Carmen, so no matter what you do, a visit to the beach is a must on that day.

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

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Christmas in Lanzarote: Events in Puerto del Carmen & Tias

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The Town Hall of Tias will organize events during all the month of December 2016 and until 8th of January 2017. So if you'll be spending Christmas or New Year's in Puerto del Carmen, check the full program HERE.

16 - 18 December 2016 - Christmas Artisan & Handicraft Fair In Teguise

The city of Teguise is organizing a Christmas fair, which will last 3 days between 16 - 18 December.

The fair will take place in Plaza de la Constitucion (Constitution Square).

Schedule: from 11.00 am to 21.00 hours.

What you can find: Christmas gifts, artisanal products and handmade presents.

Remember that you can also visit the regular Sunday market in Teguise, where you can find lots of souvenirs, clothes, food, decorations and handmade objects.

17, 18, 23 and 24 December 2016 - Santa Claus at Centro Comercial Marina Lanzarotemarina lanzarote christmas 2016

Santa Claus and his elfs will be visiting C.C. Marina Lanzarote this December! If you were planning on doing some shopping in Arrecife, then maybe you will choose a day when the kids will get to meet Santa Claus.

Address: Avda. Olof Palme s/n, 35500 Arrecife, Lanzarote

23 December 2016 - Puerto del Carmen Annual Santa Parade Lanzarote 2016

The parade has become a Christmas tradition in Puerto del Carmen, and this year it will start at 5 PM. The starting point will be at Avenida Italia and the parade will move along the main strip towards the old town harbour.

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.

Christmas is considered high season in Lanzarote, so the best restaurants will be fully booked with months in advance.

You can see our list of recommendations for restaurants for Christmas dinner in Puerto del Carmen as they all offer a really special experience, with either innovative or traditional menus.

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