The Happy T. Christmas post 2015

 Happy Tango first edition on beach

Here is the Christmas post — with news of some places where you can dance in Buenos Aires over Christmas and New Year 2015/16 — from Happy Tango: Sallycat’s Guide to Dancing in Buenos Aires.

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day fall on Thursdays and Fridays this year. If you’re visiting Buenos Aires over the festive period, and using Happy Tango (2nd Edition) as your guide, here are a few places from the book, or from recent updates to it, that are promising Christmas and/or New Year tango. General rule of thumb for Buenos Aires tango over the festive break — quite a few places may open on 25th and 1st, many more places will be CLOSED on 24th and 31st.

Remember that public transport and taxi availability will be reduced, especially on 24th and 31st (the nights of the traditional family meals and celebrations in Argentina), so you might end up having to walk a bit further than usual; do take care as you go, especially as there will doubtless be lots of fireworks going off in the streets and from surrounding rooftops and balconies. As always, make a phone call or check the organiser’s website/Facebook page before setting out, to avoid disappointment!

La Viruta (
Open on Thursday 24th and Thursday 31st from midnight, see details on Facebook here. Open as usual on 25th and 1st.

Lujos in El Beso CLOSED Thursday 24th and Thursday 31st BUT opens instead on Wednesday 23rd and Wednesday 30th in Obelisco Tango, from 7pm to 2am.

La Cachila in Glub Gricel CLOSED Thursday 24th and Thursday 31st. BUT on Thursday 31st Club Gricel is OPEN and Julia Doynel hosts a milonga so that no-one need be alone for New Year’s Eve, see details on Facebook here.

Obelisco Tango also hosts a milonga on New Year’s Eve, Thursday 31st December, see details on Facebook here.

If I hear of updates to these or additions, I will try to add them.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased or recommended Happy Tango in 2015. Do remember to tell your tango-dancing friends that the book is now available on Kindle as well as in paperback from Amazon worldwide. Read some reviews. Read some more reviews!

And, whether you’re in Buenos Aires or you’ve got snow or the beach (thanks to JHeart Tango for the photo of the 1st Edition of Happy T. taking a break on a beach somewhere in Australia!) last Christmas, may joy in tango and in life be yours over the festive season and in 2016!