The Cabildo de Tenerife will open this Sunday, January 2, two craft fairs, located in the municipalities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna, with which it traditionally contributes to boosting sales in the sector during the Christmas holidays, and in which this year a total of 64 artisans related to a wide variety of trades will participate.
The Minister of Employment, Socioeconomic Development and Foreign Action, Carmen Luz Baso, highlights the importance of these dates to boost the activity of a sector that has been severely punished by the restrictions established by the pandemic, and explains that, for the second consecutive year , the participation of artisans in both events will be free.
“The complicated situation experienced by the artisan sector since the pandemic began adds greater value, if possible, to this type of event, which for many artisans constitutes the opportunity to expose and sell their new products in person,” says the counselor, who emphasizes that both fairs will comply with the sanitary measures and the reduced capacity established by the health authorities to combat COVID-19.
The Reyes Crafts Fair, which celebrates its 24th edition, will be located in the Plaza del Príncipe de Santa Cruz and will have the participation of 40 artisans. In the case of La Laguna, the Christmas Handicraft Market will celebrate its 13th edition in the Plaza del Adelantado, where 31 artisans will meet.
The hours of the two fairs, which will remain open until the night of January 5, will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a small interval of one hour, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., in which the stalls will remain closed.
The list of professionals who will participate includes more than twenty crafts related to jewelry, recycling materials, decoration of fabrics, traditional pottery, doll making, or weaving.