The Queen of the Carnival tale, a symbol of the celebrations

Candidates, designers and sponsors make up the complex universe revolving around the Carnival gala with the most history.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 19 February, 2020.—  On Friday, 21 February, the Carnival of Once upon a Time chooses its Queen (21.00 hrs), in an event broadcast internationally by RTVE, by Television Canaria and by the Carnival profiles on the social networks (@lpacarnival). The event usually sells out (like the Drag Nights, tickets are sold at and at the box office in Santa Catalina Park). And it is, without a doubt, one of the great events of the programme. On this occasion, a fairytale queen will be chosen for the festivities, to reign over the other characters in the celebrations.

Up to 14 candidates are competing in 2020 for a sceptre (this year, made from recycled glass) that gives prestige not only to the winner but also to the sponsors who support the process of designing and making up the eye-catching Carnival fantasy that each candidate wears on stage. Many kilos of feathers, ornaments and accessories bearing the signatures of different designers, specialising in Carnival, and who even have an exclusive fashion show for this unique sector in periods outside the programme.

Queen Gala

The Queen is the great symbol of the Carnival: her crown has been awarded since the dawn of these celebrations in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She evokes the traditional Carnival, the essential values of the celebration and the very history of an event that, from its earliest days, has built its entire programme around this long-awaited Gala.

Carnival Queen Gala

Friday, 21 February 2020

21.00 hrs. Santa Catalina Park

Price of entry: €10 at the box office in Santa Catalina and at
Afterwards, Carnival Night in the surroundings of Santa Catalina