Day 9 | Blogmas 2017 - Canarian Christmas

Saturday, December 09, 2017

I've always dreamed of spending Christmas on a hot sunny beach, chilling out no turkey or sprouts in sight but apart from one Christmas when we went to Australia (We went to the zoo on Christmas day and had hot dogs for breakfast - it was more odd than great!(It was still great but you know)) I have never done a beach holiday over the festive period.  

For the last couple of years, I've had a December break in the Canaries. Last year I went to Gran Canaria and this year I was in Lanzarote. I didn't expect it to feel festive but I have to say Lanzarote made me feel more festive than I was before I left.

I mean lighty up reindeer along the sea front in Aricefe made me smile.

There also lots of pretty lights in all the resorts but I adored the ones in the capital, the flowers below looked like cherries when they weren't illuminated and I'm glad we were able to stay long enough for them to be lit up.

As much as a traditional tree is lovely, I was very taken with this one. It looked so much better in real life. My photo does not do it justice.

The Biosfera Plaza Shopping Centre in  Puerto Del Carmen had brought a little bit of Christmas magic alive. There were so many little things to see and a very cute grotto that was open on Saturdays. 

The little ones loved these little huts and I think I saw one little girl move in, she was not for moving no matter what anyone said to her.

They even had an enchanted forest with some little squirrels and a guide to all the festive activities they had going on.

Last but not least Deilands shopping centre had their own festive magic and I think everyone was taken by the velvet throne.  It was a lovely photo spot sadly we didn't take our photo there but I was will and having my own picture taken was the last thing I wanted. I regret it now but it just means I will have to go back next year.

I wouldn't hesitate to spend Christmas in Lanzarote if I had the chance. I would have to take my family. 

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