However, Christmas day is only 46 days away so if you are toying with the idea of spending Christmas in Gran Canaria, you’d better get something booked!
Christmas in Gran Canaria is very special and you can see the Christmas lights in the streets and if you are here for Epiphany, which takes place on January 5th, you can see the Kings’ Day procession too.
Kings’ Day, or Dia del Reyes, is when Spanish children get their Christmas presents, and it is called Kings’ Day because Santa Claus doesn’t visit Gran Canaria. The three kings bring the presents instead.
You will also find an assortment of open air concerts and handicraft fairs over Christmas in Gran Canaria and, because Christmas and New Year in Gran Canaria are one of the busiest times, all the bars and restaurants will be open for business.
Christmas Weather in Gran Canaria
The weather in Gran Canaria in December isn’t too cold, at least not by northern European standards. I’ve been sunbathing on Christmas day in Gran Canaria before (yes, without getting hypothermia!) If a 20 degrees C sounds good to you, why not consider spending this Christmas on the beach, relaxing with a sangria! That’s what I’m going to be doing anyway 😀
That’s not a guarantee that every day will be sunny, of course, and sometimes the sea isn’t as calm in December as it is in July or August, so you might want to invest in some seasickness pills if you plan to do a dolphin trip or a spot of sea fishing.