Christmas in Lanzarote 2018: Events & Things To Do
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.
Christmas in Lanzarote: Events and Things To Do during the holiday season
You are almost guaranteed to have a sunny and warm Christmas if you decide to spend the holidays here. In 2016 there were 21 Celsius in Puerto del Carmen and in 2015 the temperature on Christmas Day was of 22 Celsius, so no matter what you do, a visit to the beach is a must on that day. Weather in Lanzarote in December is still warm and pleasant during the day time, but you will most likely need a coat in the evenings.
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.
Christmas in Puerto del Carmen 2018 (and the Tias municipality)
Puerto del Carmen Santa Parade Lanzarote 2018 - December 20th
- Time: 6 PM
- Location: starts at the intersection between Avenida Italia and Avenida de las Playas and goes up to the Sports Center (Centro Deportivo) in Puerto del Carmen.
The parade has become a Christmas tradition in Puerto del Carmen, and it usually starts at 6 PM. The starting point is at the tourist office on Avenida las Playas and the parade will finish at Varadero in the old town square.
Afterwards there's usually music, a magic show, storytelling for children so you'll be able to get into the Christmas atmosphere.
Santa Claus is coming to the beaches in Puerto del Carmen
- Playa Matagorda - December 14th, 12PM
- Playa de los Pocillos - December 17th, 12PM
- Playa Chica - December 18th, 12PM
- Playa Grande December 19th, 12PM
Christmas events in Playa Blanca and the municipality of Yaiza
On November 23rd 2018 there will be an event and the Christmas lights in Playa Blanca will be switched on.
- Date: 23 November at 7 pm
- Location: Calle Limones, Playa Blanca
After the lights are switched on, there will be a party with music by Alexia Caraballo and Inerxia.
Usually in December there are several other activities and events organized, like a Christmas market, concerts and many activities for children throughout the month.
Christmas in Costa Teguise and the municipality of Teguise
Teguise Council usually organizes plenty of the events during the month of December, as well as many children's workshops.
See HERE the entire schedule for December and January in Teguise.
Christmas in Haria
The Ayuntamiento de Haria has published the list of Christmas events on their website.
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 or Playa Blanca; they all offer a really special experience, with either innovative or traditional menus.