What to do on New Year’s Eve in Tenerife?

What to do on New Year’s Eve in Tenerife?


Spending New Year’s Eve in Tenerife is one of those experiences that, because of its intensity, stays in our memories for life. After the New Year’s Eve dinner in Tenerife, it is customary to go out into the street to enjoy together as one big family. In this post you will learn about all the options that Tenerife has to offer for New Year’s Eve and you will find out why everyone wants to come here to welcome the New Year.

We should mention that the weather in Tenerife on New Year’s Eve averages 20 degrees Celsius. The island has an excellent climate all year round, so the people of Tenerife have the luxury of spending New Year’s Eve on the streets and beaches in peace and quiet. This is one of the most attractive features for visitors who come here to escape the cold.

What to do on New Year’s Eve in Tenerife?

¿Que hacer en Nochevieja en Tenerife?

Before we continue we would like to tell you how New Year’s Eve is celebrated in Spain. The party starts on the 31st of December and lasts until well into the early hours of the 1st of January.

One of the most important traditions is the 12 lucky grapes, which are eaten to the rhythm of the chimes at 12 o’clock at night. It is said that whoever eats them on time will have a prosperous year. It is a very fun and important activity. Come and eat the grapes with us to welcome the year on the right foot.

After the arrival of the New Year we hear the uncorking of the bottles and the collective joy. Everyone laughs, jokes and congratulates each other, extending the fun for a few hours or as long as the body can take it. You can also hear the cars passing by with their horns blaring.

In Tenerife it is even more fun because joy is in our blood. If you want to come, here are the best options to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one as we know how to do in Tenerife.

New Year’s Eve party on a boat

One of the best ways to welcome the New Year in Tenerife is to do it at sea and in a swimming costume. By hiring a boat with skipper in Tenerife to spend New Year’s Eve you will enjoy different services such as open bar, buffet food, pleasant music and the opportunity to swim in the refreshing waters of the Atlantic. Of course, we will be in a suitable place to witness the spectacle of lights and colours that illuminate the night sky at the stroke of midnight.

Outdoor parties in the streets, squares and beaches

The squares are the favourite places to welcome the new year in Tenerife. Everyone is dressed in their best clothes and with a bottle in hand to enjoy the best New Year’s Eve party in Tenerife. As midnight approaches, people look up at the clock to see when the hand reaches its highest point. At the first stroke of the clock, everyone puts their grapes in their mouths and so on until the last one. When the clock has finished chiming, the voice of “Happy New Year” is heard in unison, and everyone embraces and kisses in happiness, regardless of whether they know each other or not.

While those on the beach celebrate on the terraces of the restaurants, along the promenade and at the beach parties. We recommend Playa de Las Américas and Costa Adeje to welcome the New Year in Tenerife. It is no wonder that our island is one of the most popular destinations for Spaniards to welcome the New Year on the beach.

Revelry in the bars, pubs and discotheques

New Year’s Eve in Tenerife is also celebrated in private lounges and nightclubs. This is where the famous cotillones take place, these are parties with dancing, drinks and dinners designed for the occasion.

New Year’s Eve at the Hotel

Some people prefer to spend it inside the hotel, where everything is prepared to give the best New Year’s Eve dinner in Tenerife. You will enjoy live music with luxury orchestras, dancing and entertainment in an exclusive atmosphere.

Where is the best place for New Year’s Eve in Tenerife?

If you’re in Tenerife and want to know where to spend New Year’s Eve, here are some of the most iconic spots on the island, where the party and fun resound in the distance.

New Year’s Eve in Los Cristianos Tenerife

This town in Arona is said to host the best parties on the island. Here you’ll enjoy live orchestras, top DJs, cotillions and of course, a great fireworks display.

Plaza de España in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Come to the square to celebrate and dance to the rhythm of live music. Everything will be decorated with lots of lights and colour to welcome the new year with the best energy.

San Sebastian Square in Adeje

This is a magical place that brings together the most joyful people in town. Join the crowd to share the joy of the new year.

Puerto de la Cruz

This is one of the most popular places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tenerife. You’ll find many restaurants set up for the occasion with events organised to welcome the new year with joy and fun.

La Laguna

In addition to the New Year’s Eve events that are celebrated in all the towns of Tenerife, La Laguna has an additional one, the popular University New Year’s Eve. This event is held on the penultimate Thursday in December to bring together the university students of the area, who take the opportunity to say goodbye to the year with a big party in the company of their classmates.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

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In Tenerife, as everywhere else in the world, fireworks are the stars of the New Year’s Eve party. No matter where you are, in your hotel, on the beach or on a boat, you must go out and watch the fireworks display. Hundreds of coloured fireworks fill the sky with magic and hope. You can also find out which areas will be used for the launching to launch your rockets into the air and send your dreams and wishes with them.

This is a unique moment in the year, when we leave one stage behind and prepare for another, with optimism and happiness. Look up to the sky with your children, partner, family and friends. Laugh, sing and cry, let your emotions come to the surface and hug them all as tightly as you can. New Year’s Eve fireworks in Tenerife have a low noise impact.

Everyone is invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tenerife

It is worth mentioning that the curfew in Tenerife on New Year’s Eve was a measure taken because of the coronavirus contingency. Due to the high number of people it was decided that there would be no people on the streets, however this is over now and we can go back to being happy without worries. You have nothing to lose and a lot to enjoy, so come and join us to eat grapes and have a great time.

The New Year’s Eve events in Tenerife are broadcast on television for all those who have to stay at home or are in hospital. The aim is for everyone to participate and have a happy new year.

Write to us to help you plan your New Year’s Eve celebration in Tenerife, we have the best plans and recommendations. Leave a message on WhatsApp and we will be happy to help you, remember that every year we receive a large influx of visitors, so you should make your reservations several days in advance.

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Dean Smith
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17. November, 2022.
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Maria Stanko
Maria Stanko
14. November, 2022.
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26. July, 2022.
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Guillermo González Meyer
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14. June, 2022.
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