Since 2009, the annual Christmas market has been held at the Hotel Maritim Playa in Playa del Ingles on the 4 Advent weekends. What started as a "red wine idea" in 2008 has now become a tradition. The smell of mulled wine and freshly baked sweets is in the air.
Wooden huts by the pool
The beautifully designed wooden huts directly around the hotel pool invite you to eat waffles/crepes or enjoy a punch. But there are also hearty delicacies. For example, oven-fresh spit roast and hearty sausages from the charcoal grill. There are also craft exhibitors at the Christmas market. From home-made candles, ceramics or wood carvings, the Christmas market offers the opportunity to buy original gifts for your loved ones. Various children's choirs from the surrounding schools sing at the weekend.
One stand is particularly close to the organizers' hearts: the stand of the Asociacion Avanza Sur. Every sale of the homemade Christmas decorations available there benefits children who are not on the sunny side of life.
Opening hours - 13th Christmas Market 2023
24.11., 25.11., 26.11. (Fri/Sat/Sun)
01.12., 02.12., 03.12. (Fri/Sat/Sun)
08.12., 09.12, 10.12. (Fri/Sat/Sun)
15.12., 16.12, 17.12. (Fri/Sat/Sun)
Always from 16:00 to 22:00
Weihnachtsmarkt Gran Canaria
Experience the Wild West live on Gran Canaria - not far from the tourist metropolis of Playa del Ingles. Sioux City is located in San Agustin opposite Playa del Aguila. A western town that conveys the feeling of an earlier time. And it is not just a film and entertainment backdrop.
Visitors are treated to several shows that include shooting - not with live ammunition, of course. But it looks damn real. When the thief is arrested in a high-noon situation and put in jail - that's quite something.
The scenes are well thought out and give the viewer - who sometimes gets a live guest role - a very good impression of how things were back then. In the Whiskey Saloon you can fortify yourself and have a drink or two before the next round starts outside and bulls rampage through the streets. Accompanied by music, you get a great live impression of being in the middle of a western film.
A really nice show is on offer here - a good contrast and a welcome change from a beach holiday. This is a nice family outing and all Western fans will get their money's worth here. But beware of the undertaker ;-)
Sioux City Park
Barranco del Aguila