When you’re a child Christmas is a thrilling cavalcade of colours, lights, scents, fragrances, noises and surprises. It’s endlessly new, wildly exciting and it’s over far too soon.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
When you get older, however, it’s more like settling back into a well-loved old armchair. There’s comfort in the old rituals and traditions, and the restful peace of the season becomes more and more valuable.
But we still remember the breathless anticipation of those childhood years, the magical atmosphere of Christmas Eve, the joy of the day itself, and the faces and friends that accompanied us.
And, although Christmas inevitably brings a little sadness as the years pass and those faces change, it’s never too late to recapture some of that pure and unadulterated childhood joy.
Lanzarote is the perfect place to do it. Here you can celebrate Christmas in the old traditional way, but you can also find fascinating new ways to spend the holidays. It’s a time when the island’s locals and the holiday-makers who are visiting join together in the same celebrations. It’s a time to dress up and show off, it’s a time to eat, to drink and, above all, to be merry.