Whilst you’re enjoying the festive season in Lanzarote, why not take the opportunity to visit one of its traditional markets? You can do your last-minute Christmas shopping and marvel at the huge variety of handmade products.
One of the most renowned markets in Lanzarote is in the village of Teguise. There are stalls selling Canary food and drink, leather goods, baskets, costume jewellery, ceramics and many more items. It usually opens its doors on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm.
A Christmas evening in the Los Jameos Volcanic Cave
Experiencing an unforgettable evening in Los Jameos del Agua gives Christmas in Lanzarote its own special sparkle. This place, designed by the Lanzarote-born artist César Manrique, is the setting for Christmas concerts specially devised to mark the festivities.
You can also enjoy a meal accompanied by music playing in the background. If you’re planning on spending Christmas in Lanzarote, what better than whiling away an evening in this magical location?
The 12 Grapes on New Year’s Eve in Lanzarote
To ensure you experience a full and fabulous Christmas getaway in Lanzarote, your stay should extend until, at least, the arrival of the Three Kings. This will allow you to enjoy the different traditions of both the island and also the whole of Spain. The most classic of these is eating 12 grapes, one on each strike of the bell on New Year’s Eve. This is arguably the most widespread New Year ritual to take place in the whole region.
In Lanzarote, this custom takes on special significance in the capital, Arrecife. In the San Ginés Obispo Church Square, hundreds of people usually gather to welcome in the New Year.
The cavalcade of the Three Kings, another unmissable event in Lanzarote
Your trip to Lanzarote shouldn’t end until you’ve experienced the arrival of the Three Kings, on the night of the 5th to 6th January. This is the time when children send their letters to the Kings via a special post box. Another option, if they prefer, is to take them to the cavalcade of the Three Kings and hand them over in person.
In Lanzarote, in the Timanfaya National Park to be more precise, children give their letters to the Three Kings at the “Echadero de Camellos”, or camel station. This is a novel way to
celebrate this tradition, and means there are several different ideas for the children to make their wishes known to Their Majesties.