Experiencing 2012 dawn in warm, sunny climes makes New Year on Lanzarote special enough. Add a dizzying choice of partying the old year away in hotels, bars and clubs or even in the streets and celebrating New Year’s Eve on Lanzarote becomes a pleasurably unforgettable experience.
Visitors don’t need to leave their hotels to enjoy a party with a lively atmosphere. At Sands Beach Resort in Costa Teguise, the animation team pull out all the stops to welcome in the New Year with a bang – literally; check out the video. It’s hard to tell the difference between balloons popping and cava bottles being opened.
But for those who fancy venturing further afield there are plenty of alternative ways to welcome in the New Year on Lanzarote. Many bars and clubs across Lanzarote hold special themed New Year’s Eve nights with DJs, live music, buffets, glasses of cava etc. Some of these are free entrance but tickets for the best can cost between €15 and €35 (a free bar is sometimes included in the ticket price).
The most traditional way to celebrate New Year on Lanzarote is to go to a street party. These usually have live bands and fireworks and last until way into the early hours of New Year’s Day. Anyone who attends one of these should make sure that they bring 12 grapes to be eaten on the countdown to midnight. It’s a good luck thing…and trying to swallow grapes to beat the clock is a lot of fun as well. Children will love it.
Although there’s an end of year party in the town of Teguise, the celebrations in Plaza de Las Palmas in Arrecife promises to be special this year as it is the first time that the traditional grape eating will be to a countdown to 2012 courtesy of the bells of the Church of San Ginés.
Whichever way you choose to welcome in the New Year on Lanzarote, you can be guaranteed of one thing. You’ll stock up some wonderful New Year memories that will linger long after the holiday is over.