"Once upon a time at Carnival", the allegory of the fiesta in 2020

Tales, legends and fables will take over the city from 7 February to 1 March.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 3 February, 2020.— The 2020 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival runs from 7 February to 1 March, and will be presented with the introductory tag "Once upon a time...", which is how most popular tales in universal literature begin.



The world of tales, be they children's or adults' tales, based on universal literature or television series which either deconstruct the mythical characters, such as the popular "Once upon a Time", or invent new universes such as "The Handmaid's Tale", will bring colour, fun and an infinite number of possibilities both to fans of popular tales, the work of Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm or Perrault, and to fans of television sagas based on their tales.


Once upon a time at Carnival

Fantasy will no doubt become reality in the carnival costumes of those taking part, in the leit motiv of the shows, and in the great stage which towers over the Santa Catalina Park.


2020 Stage

The stage design, by Sergio Macías, makes clear reference to a dozen popular tales, some of which appear in an allegorical fashion and others more circuitously. "Hansel and Gretel", "Snow White", "The Wizard of Oz", "Alice in Wonderland", "Rapunzel", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" or "Jack and the Beanstalk", among others, are some of the titles which depict a carefully wrought group scene, with a great wealth of detail.

Mirror mirror

Above the central body of this staging, a giant magic mirror, inspired by the story of "Snow White", will turn into a huge screen on which the Carnival characters will make their appearance.