The Prince’s Square in Santa Cruz de Tenerife last night he lived the rehearsal prior to the inauguration of the extraordinary Christmas lightingwhich will take place this Thursday at 7:00 p.m.. An event that will be completed with the Christmas Classics show, which will include Canarian singers such as Jadel, Claritzel and Chago Melián, who will be joined by the national artist Tamara, and the young Mario Falero, a participant in The voice Kids.
The lighting of more than two million light bulbs that have been installed this year throughout the city will be part of the nearly 200 musical, cultural, sports and leisure events scheduled by the City Council until next January 6 and which can be consulted at the Corporation’s website.
“Santa Cruz will be the municipality with the most intense and extensive activities in the Canary Islands, stated the capital’s mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, in the presentation of the Christmas programming.
The councilor presented the programming accompanied by the Festival councilor, Javier Caraballero; the Councilor for Public Services, Carlos Tarife; the CEO of the Development Society, Carmen Pérez; and the Councilor for Culture, Santiago Díaz.
Bermúdez pointed out that the events will take place in the five districts, coinciding with the celebration of Black Week Santa Cruz (from November 23 to 27) and Plenilunio (from December 1 to 3), which will contribute to boosting commerce and restaurants. .
Likewise, among the novelties, the celebration of the Children’s New Year’s Eve stands out, on December 31 in the Plaza de La Candelaria, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., which will feature bouncy castles, games and candy grapes. After which, at midnight, it will be replaced by the Canarian orchestras so that the elderly can enter the new year on the right foot.
The cherry on top will be the lighting, which this year will be expanded to the Rambla de Santa Cruz, from the municipal swimming pool to the Navy Command, and which will be turned on from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. every day, except the 24th, 25th and 31st of December and January 1, 5 and 6, which will remain illuminated all night. Carlos Tarife added that “1.2 million euros have been invested in lights so that all districts can enjoy a decoration that, progressively, will be installed until the first week of December.” The decorated areas will increase and for this interactive pixelmax technology has been used. The installation includes 131 arches, 108,760 meters of garlands, 1,365 Christmas motifs and 62 floor elements. Other events will be the concerts of Los Fregolinos and the Military Band in the Plaza del Príncipe, as well as the Nativity Scene contest, the Christmas carol contest by children’s choirs or the reception of the Three Wise Men in the Stadium and subsequent parade.
Activities, most of them free, will also include the Christmas Market in Alameda del Duque, the Gastro Navidad Market Fest and the Nativity Scene in Plaza de la Candelaria, on December 12.
The mayor pointed out that to facilitate parking on these dates, the port esplanade will be opened, in front of the Town Hall, which will now be a permanent parking lot for the city thanks to the agreement with the Port Authority.