Winter Pride Maspalomas 2023: Your Ultimate Guide to Gran Canaria’s Pride

Winter Pride Maspalomas 2023 is one of the most anticipated LGBTQ+ events of the European winter. Located on the sunny island of Gran Canaria, Winter Pride Maspalomas offers a week full of parties, activities, and celebrations. This year’s Pride theme is “Show your true colors.” In this guide, we will provide you with all the information you need about the dates, activities, schedule, where to stay, and the most outstanding parties.

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Dates and Schedule

Mark your calendars: Winter Pride Maspalomas 2023 will be celebrated from November 6 to 12. Although the complete schedule has not yet been published, you can expect a week full of exciting events, including parades, concerts, beach parties, and much more. Be sure to visit the official Winter Pride Maspalomas website for the most updated information.

Why a Winter Pride?

History of Winter Pride Maspalomas

Winter Pride Maspalomas started several years ago as a small celebration but has grown to become one of the most anticipated Pride events in Europe. Each year, thousands of people from around the world flock to Maspalomas to join the festivities.

Importance of Winter Pride Maspalomas

But Winter Pride Maspalomas is not just a party. It’s a celebration of diversity, inclusion, and the freedom to be oneself. It’s a place where everyone is welcome, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Winter Pride Maspalomas 2023 Program

Winter Pride Maspalomas 2023 promises to be the biggest to date. The main stage of the event is located at the Yumbo Centrum, an iconic place in Maspalomas known for being the largest LGTBIQ+ shopping center in the world. Here, you can enjoy live shows with international and local artists that will make you dance and sing until dawn. Plus, all the shows on the main stage of the Yumbo are free of charge, which means you can enjoy the music and fun without worrying about your budget.

But the fun doesn’t end there. During Winter Pride Maspalomas, you can also participate in pool parties and boat trips. These activities are a great way to enjoy the pleasant weather of Gran Canaria while having fun and making new friends. Below we leave you a list of the most highlighted events.

Highlighted Events


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Parades are an integral part of any pride event, and Winter Pride Maspalomas is no exception. We can expect a parade full of color and joy, with floats, music, and lots of fun. This year the parade will take place on November 11 at 3:00 pm on Avenida de Tirajana. More than 20,000 people will march dressed in rainbow-colored clothes. Marching is totally free, but you have the option to join one of the two official floats and watch the demonstration with three hours of open bar for 50 euros. Availability is limited and tickets sell out quickly. You can purchase the tickets here.

Themed Parties

What would a pride event be without themed parties? From beach parties to pool parties and nightclub parties, there’s something for everyone at Winter Pride Maspalomas. Here are some ideas. You can buy the tickets here.

November 6. BBQ & Pool Chillout. At AxelBeach Hotel, from 12:00 pm. Start Pride with a pool party! The entrance includes a barbecue on a day with a DJ, drags, and good vibes. The best opportunity to start meeting people.

November 7. Club Tropicana. Pool party at Hotel Ritual, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Another pool party, this time at the Hotel Ritual, next to the Yumbo. Let yourself go at a party dedicated to the 80s and 90s.

November 8. Wet & White. Amadores Beach Club, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This beach party has already become one of the most emblematic of Winter Pride. With the ticket, you will also have access to the bus journey on this day that lacks nothing: ocean, sun loungers, and even a jacuzzi.

December 11. T-Dance. Hotel Seven. Finish off Pride with the pool party at Hotel Seven. Music, water, sun, and fun.

Daytime Activities

During the day, there are many activities to enjoy. From workshops and talks to sports and wellness activities, there’s something for everyone. Find out and buy the tickets here.

November 8. 1:30 pm. XXX Boat Trip Men Only. The well-known gay nudist boat party. The Naked Boat. A bus picks you up at Yumbo and returns you at 8:30 pm. In those hours, enjoy on a boat in the sea with an open bar and DJ. And you know: what happens on the boat, stays on the boat. Don’t miss this post.

November 9. 10:30 am. Gay Boat Cruise. “Perfect for everyone,” reads the event description. The bus will pick you up at 11:00 am from Yumbo and you will return at 3:00 pm. Tickets sell out quickly!

November 9. Crossfit. From 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Regrets from last night’s party? You have the opportunity to do a crossfit session with Dj Lucky. At Calle Alcalde Enrique Jorge

December 10. Ultra – Pride Edition. From 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Oasis Gran Canaria. This is the main daytime event of Winter Pride. You will have international DJs, gogos, impressive decorations, music… A full-blown party, in short.

Yumbo Activities

When night falls, Maspalomas comes alive with a variety of parties and events. From bars and clubs to beach parties, there’s something for everyone’s tastes. In Yumbo, there will be a stage where you can enjoy live performances and concerts every day from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am until Wednesday and from 8:00 pm to 3:00 am between Thursday and Sunday. The party then continues in the clubs!

December 6. Start the week with the so-called Winter Carnival Night with the Drag Queens of Las Palmas. Drag Gio, Drag Armek, Drag Equinox, Drag Acrux, Drag Hefesto, Drag La Tacones will be there, and there will be live performances by Jenna Honeo and Celia Jiménez.

December 7. Get ready to give it your all with Disco Inferno! Enjoy the performance of the West End cast and Samantha Atkinson with a live concert of the biggest disco music hits.

November 8. It’s Legends day. The main stage of the Yumbo will host a concert under the title Wednesday Live: Legends! Enjoy the performances of Cristina Ramos, Tameka Jackson, Gus Jackson, and Glitter Girls.

November 9. It’s Glitter Night! You can enjoy a live concert with a DJ and artists, among them, the winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race UK, Danny Beard.

November 10. Get ready to dance and give it your all. In addition to DJ Trojan, who is practically all week at the Yumbo, enjoy the performances of Snap!, Soraya Vivian, and Sharon Doorson. Plus, there will be a flamenco show.

November 11. From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, concert by Los Salvapantallas and DJ Trojan. From 8:00 pm to 3:00 am, Saturday Night Live, with Culture Beat, Emmaly Brown, Dacil Suárez, and Rainbow Gospel.

November 12. Stars Night. The night begins with the Grand Final of Pride Stars, the talent contest. Then, The Vivienne, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2019; April Darby, known for her performances in musicals like The Bodyguard and Aida, and Gio Box will perform.

How to Prepare for Winter Pride Maspalomas 2023

What to Bring

Make sure to pack comfortable and colorful clothes, sunscreen, and don’t forget your rainbow flag.

How to Get There

Maspalomas is well connected with the rest of Gran Canaria, so getting there is easy. You can fly directly to Gran Canaria airport and then take a taxi or bus to Maspalomas.

Where to Stay

Maspalomas has a large number of gay-friendly hotels. Here are some of the most popular ones, but ideally, you should look for a hotel near the Yumbo, the heart of the action.

Hotel Ritual Maspalomas. This adults-only hotel next to the Yumbo with an ideal pool for pool parties. The rooms are modern and comfortable, and many of them have sea views. Address: Calle Alférez Provisional, 33. Website:

AxelBeach Maspalomas. This gay hotel offers a pool, a gym, and a bar. The rooms are modern and comfortable, and many of them have balconies. Address: Av. de Tirajana, 32. Entrance by Timple street. Website:

Rainbow Golf Bungalows. This gay bungalow complex offers a pool, a jacuzzi, and a bar. The bungalows are comfortable and private, and many of them have private terraces. Address: Av. Touroperador Finnmatkat, 5. Website:


Winter Pride Maspalomas 2024 promises to be an unforgettable event, full of fun, color, and celebration. Whether you plan to join the festivities or just want to learn more about this amazing event, we hope this article has provided you with the information you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Winter Pride Maspalomas 2023? Winter Pride Maspalomas 2023 will be celebrated from November 6 to 12.

Do I need to buy tickets for Winter Pride Maspalomas? Some events may require tickets, but many of the activities and festivities are free.

Is Winter Pride Maspalomas a family-friendly event? Yes, Winter Pride Maspalomas is an inclusive event that welcomes people of all ages.

How can I stay updated with the news and updates of Winter Pride Maspalomas 2023? You can visit the official Winter Pride Maspalomas website or follow them on social media for the latest news and updates.

Is Winter Pride Maspalomas accessible for people with disabilities? Yes, Winter Pride Maspalomas strives to be an event accessible to everyone. However, it is best to contact the event organizers for specific information about accessibility.

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