The festival to honour the Cristo de San Cristóbal de La Laguna is held in September with the main day being the 14th, which is a local holiday. On the 9th, the image is carried from its Real Santuario to the Cathedral and on the 14th, it returns in a procession attended by a representative of H.M. the King. There is another procession at night that visits the convents of the Claras and Catalinas nuns, and once it is back at the Real Santuario there is a fireworks exhibition.
On the eve of the main day, it is customary for a lively group of children and musicians to walk into the square to watch a dance of fire horses, that is, reed structures in the shape of a horse decorated with pieces of paper. Throughout September there are different cultural, festive and sports events.
The image of Cristo de San Cristóbal de La Laguna, worshipped by the locals, is a 16th century Gothic-Flemish sculpture. It is believed to have arrived in San Cristóbal de La Laguna in 1520 as a result of the good relationship between Adelantado Fernández de Lugo and the Duque de Medina Sidonia. Noteworthy is the cross which was given by Francisco Baptista Pereira de Lugo in 1630.