New Year on Lanzarote: What To Expect

Posted on 21 December 2018


There are few better places than Lanzarote to welcome in the new year. Golden sands, vibrant nightlife and plenty of very reasonably priced beverages make it a popular destination for revellers seeking to kick off 2019 in style.

In this post, we’ll run through what New Year on Lanzarote looks like - to either get you excited for an impending trip or to set your sights firmly on welcoming in 2019…

Strong traditions

As we’ve discussed in the previous post, the festive season in Lanzarote runs far past December and well into January. New Year’s Eve is known as La Noche Vieja, and the new year is welcomed in by revellers through the eating of twelve grapes in time to the tolls of the midnight bell. You might think that this is an ancient tradition, started by grizzly granjeros centuries ago, but you’d be mistaken. The practice started as a means of boosting an Alicante grape company’s sales after a bumper harvest in 1909!

The only other Lanzaroteño tradition related to New Year is that men must wear dinner jackets all through the night - so make sure you’re dressed to kill!

Fuegos artificiales

That's fireworks, to you and me. There will be plenty of beach-side displays all across the island, but the biggest ias at Playa Grande in Puerto Del Carmen. If you’re after a more traditional evening, head to Teguise - there will be cava and grapes given away free of charge alongside the display.

Of course, most of our Lanzarote villas are located in Playa Blanca, where there will be plenty of revelry along the seafront courtesy of the wide variety of bars and clubs. You won’t be far from your bed once the evening is over, so it’s well worth considering!

The perfect private party

Transporting the classic New Years Eve house party to one of our Lanzarote luxury villas should be a major consideration. Whether you want to cook up a traditional meal and eat on the terrace or have a full-blown party, the villas in Playa Blanca and beyond are well-equipped for such fun.

Most even have a TV equipped with UK channels, so if you really want to watch Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, you can!

If you’re heading to Lanzarote this new year, then we can’t wait to welcome you to this vibrant island. If you’re not, why not book for 2019? There’s no such thing as planning too far in advance!




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