Ready to relish in the ultimate Canary Islands Christmas? Although it may not be the white Christmas that some of you may dream of, celebrating the festive period on the Canary Islands is an unforgettable experience, with plenty of festive markets and Christmassy hot spots getting you into the spirit.
The Canary Islands are blessed with the warmest temperatures in Europe during the winter months, so if you’re craving some winter sun, then it’s time to escape the frost and head to the Canaries.
If you’re a lover of a traditional Christmas dinner, then don’t worry – as there are plenty of places on the Canary Islands where you can savour a wonderful Christmas feast.
Check out our selection of the best places to enjoy a Canary Islands Christmas meal.
Canary Islands Christmas: Tenerife
Christmas in Tenerife is certainly a holiday to remember, where many of the island’s restaurants will prepare a special meal on Christmas day.
Looking for somewhere to stay in Tenerife over the Christmas period? The Royal Hideaway Corales Resort can offer you a Christmas in paradise, with both an adults-only and family resort tailor-made to suit your preferences. Picture Christmas day surrounded by the lush ocean waters of La Caleta beach with spectacular views of La Gomera. Located just 2.7 kilometres from the popular Plaza del Duque shopping centre, enjoy some last-minute Christmas shopping and treat your loved ones over the festive period.
Here are some of our top picks of where to feast for a Christmas day lunch in Tenerife…
The Gulliver’s Grillhouse Christmas menu offers plenty of festive delights, and costs just €17.50 per person. For starters, savour a delicious home baked soup served with stone baked bread, or the Gulliver’s seasonal salad of Icelandic prawns, smoked salmon and clementine’s, or a yuletide cracker of Mediterranean vegetables, spinach and mozzarella, upon a sweet tomato basil sauce. For your main course, indulge in a sumptuous turkey breast, a fore rib of beef, an oven roasted monkfish tail or a gateau of roasted peppers. Finish it off with a traditional Christmas pudding, homemade mince tart or house cheesecake!
Restaurant Sebastien has already established itself as one of Tenerife’s top restaurants with great food, friendly staff and unbeatable value for money. Available from 1-24 December, don’t miss the 3 course a la carte festive menu for €22 per person. On Christmas day, Restaurant Sebastien offer an exclusive menu, with sittings at either 12:30-13:00pm or 15:30-16:00pm. Adults can dine for €30 per person, whilst children under 12 can enjoy the feast for just €15. The menu includes a fillet of seabass, traditional beef Wellington and a leg of roasted lamb. The children’s menu offers a delicious fillet of turkey served with mashed potato and seasonal vegetables, or spaghetti with homemade meatballs and tomato sauce. There are also Christmas party bags for every child, so make sure you visit for an extra present for the little ones!
Paddy’s Lounge Bar and Grill
Located in Los Gigantes, Paddy’s Lounge Bar and Grill offers excellent and reasonably priced range of dishes including Asian, British, Indian, grill and even a Christmas menu for the festive period! The bar downstairs features large screen TVs with sports coverage, and a fantastic selection of beers and spirits. You can also enjoy live shows and evening entertainment during or after their meal.
Served from 2pm with a buck’s fizz on arrival, the Christmas day menu offers all the traditional delights you could possibly wish for. Feast on a traditional roast turkey served with all the seasonal trimmings, or a sumptuous roast beef served in a giant Yorkshire pudding with all the seasonal trimmings. Chicken and risotto dishes are also on offer, as well as plenty of mouth-watering dessert options to top off the festive banquet. Get your traditional Christmas pudding fix, flamed in a brandy custard, a sherry trifle topped with cream, traditional minced pies, homemade Bailey’s and white chocolate cheesecake, or a selection of fine cheese and biscuits served with grapes, chutney and red jelly.
All of the above is available for adults for €55, and children up to 12 years old for €35.
Canary Islands Christmas: Gran Canaria
Let the festivities begin and enjoy your Christmas celebrations on the beautiful island of Gran Canaria. If you need a hotel for your Christmas trip, why not check out the all-inclusive and family-friendly Occidental Margaritas? With the hotel hosting exclusive Christmas and New Year’s Eve gala experiences, there is no better place to enjoy a magical Christmas getaway.
Check out some of the best spots in Gran Canaria where you can indulge in a delicious Christmas dinner…
Is there anything better than feasting on a Christmas dinner whilst admiring the sunset? Taste Mesón lies in an idyllic beach front setting with stunning views over the beach and harbour. As the sun goes down in the most picturesque of settings, indulge in the restaurant’s Christmas menu, which kicks off with mulled wine and cinnamon biscuits on arrival. The menu price is €69 per person and is served between 18:00-20:00pm. Taste Mesón boasts a selection of more than 280 wines, including more than 70 different champagnes and cava, so there is plenty to choose from if you fancy a Christmas tipple.
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New years menu 31 December 2018 Champagne and Vendance roe or Beluga caviar A glass of Champagne and canapes with hand peeled shrimp salad (Skagen) and Vendance roe or Beluga Caviar ((Beluga Caviar additional 50€ per 10gr) **** Lobster Bisque Lobster, Cream, Brandy served with crispy bread **** Lobster risotto Creamy risotto with fresh lobster, Parmesan cheese **** Poached Cherne with Champagne sauce & black truffle Poached Cherne fillet, Champagne & truffle sauce, leeks, potato brandade and fresh Italian black truffle **** Granitée **** Fillet steak Provencal Souse vide baked and fried Fillet steak, Fried potatoes, Garlic & Herb butter, Hari coverts. **** White Chocolate and raspberry truffle White chocolate and raspberry truffle cream, raspberry coulis, chocolate syrup, chocolate crisp, browned white chocolate **** Coffee (Irish coffee 5€ extra) Menu price 105 € Prestige wine package 45 € Beluga Caviar option (pre order needed) 50€ extra Seating time 18.00-20.00 Make your reservation now! When you make your reservation you will be asked to guarantee your booking with a credit card since we normally are fully booked. This to avoid no shows. #40champagnesbyglass #grancanaria #anfifireworks #tastemeson #allwinesbytheglass #nr1ontripadvisor
Celebrate Christmas at the popular Pacha Gran Canaria, with two different menu options on offer; one at €35 per person, and one at €40 per person.
Canary Islands Christmas: Lanzarote
Who needs a white Christmas when you can spend the festivities in island paradise? Barceló Teguise Beach is the perfect choice for your stay, set in an unparalleled location on the seafront of Costa Teguise – one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Lanzarote. Celebrate the Christmas and New Year’s Eve periods at the hotel’s gala experiences and enjoy a holiday to remember.
Here is our selection of the top places to enjoy a Christmas meal in Lanzarote…
Carvery Bodega Jose
Situated in the Old Town Harbour in Puerto del Carmen, Carvery Bodega Jose is offering you the dreamiest of traditional roast dinners, costing €34.99 for adults and €17.49 for children under 7 years. Dig into the festive feast, including roast beef, roast turkey, roast lamb, gammon ham, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, brussels sprout, Yorkshire puddings and a traditional Christmas pudding in brandy sauce and mince pies to top it off. Christmas in Lanzarote simply doesn’t get much better than this…
The Good Old Days Bar & Kitchen
The Good Old Days Bar & Kitchen is offering a mouth-watering festive menu, available from 1-22 December. Enjoy a traditional turkey roast served with all the classic Christmas trimmings, turkey and cranberry spring rolls, Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, and plenty more culinary delights. Booking for this hot spot is essential so get your table booked in to avoid disappointment.
Canary Islands Christmas: Fuerteventura
Christmas in Fuerteventura is an experience to remember, with plenty of festive markets and sunshine for you to indulge in. Barceló Castillo Beach Resort is an idyllic all-inclusive hotel that is perfect for your festive getaway, lying right on the seafront in the dreamiest of settings.
Check out the hottest place to enjoy a Christmas feast in Fuerteventura…
Christmas dining at Penny Lane is served between 13:00-18:00pm, costing €29.95 for adults and €14.95 for children. Get your festive fix of roast turkey, chicken, beef or honey roast gammon, served with Yorkshire puddings, sprouts, roast potatoes, parsnips, stuffing, pigs in blankets and more!