THE ‘Three Kings Parade’ is an essential part of Spain’s Christmas and one of the most magical nights of the year for children and adults alike.
The arrival of Three Kings marks the end of the Christmas holidays in Spain and as a plus, the following day is a public holiday.
Despite Father Christmas or ‘Santa Claus’ trying to gradually make his way into the Spanish culture, the traditional and most appreciated Christmas figures are the Three Kings.
Gaspar, Balthasar and Melchior, the ‘Reyes Magos’, will visit Spanish homes on the night of January 5. The Kings arrive on camels and bearing gifts for children.
The ‘Cabalgata de Reyes’ is one of the biggest events of the year.
The highly decorated floats will be throwing tons of sweets into the crowd and will be accompanied by performers.
Each King will be riding a different float and sitting a throne surrounded by his ‘courtiers’.
Find all the information on the ‘Three Kings Parade’ below.
TIMES AND ROUTES
*All local parades will take place today, January 5.
COSTA DEL SOL
Departure: 17:00pm from the Alcazaba
Start time: 18:00 from Avenida Cervantes
Arrival: Plaza de la Merced
Departure: 17:00pm from the local town hall (will start at the ‘Blas Infante’ square)
Arrival: 20:00pm at Torremolinos town hall
- BENALMADENA PUEBLO
Departure: 16:00pm from the local town hall / 16:30 from the Recinto Ferial los Nadales
Arrival: Approx. 17:30 Benalmadena town hall
- ARROYO DE LA MIEL
Departure: 18:30pm from Tivoli
Arrival: Avenida de la Estación (in front of the taxi stop)
Departure: 18:00pm from the Avenida Severo Ochoa (in front of the Hospital Quiron)
Arrival: Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra square
Departure: 16:00pm – Three kings will arrive in a helicopter at the Elola Stadium
17:30pm – The parade starts from Calle Mallorca
Arrival: Approx. 21:30 at the ‘Victimas del Terrorismo’ monument in Los Boliches
Departure: 18:00pm from ‘La India’ square
Arrival: ‘Las Carmelitas’ square
- TORRE DEL MAR
Departure: 17:00pm from the ‘Tenencia de Alcaldia’
Arrival: ‘La Paz’ square
17:45pm – Three Kings will depart from the Alcazaba where they will head towards the ‘Plaza Vieja’ for a meet and greet
19:00pm – Official parade start time from the ‘Rambla Obispo Oberá’
PALMA DE MALLORCA
Start time: Approx. 18:15 from ‘Moll Vell de Palma’
Arrival: 20:00pm at the ‘Casal Solleric’
Departure: 19:00pm from the ‘Plaza de los Luceros’ (although there will be a meet and greet at 18:00 at the ‘Plaza de Toros’)
Arrival: ‘Plaza del Ayuntamiento’
Departure: 18:00pm from the ‘Parque de Elche’
Arrival: ‘Plaza SS MM de los Reyes Magos’
Departure: 18:00pm from the port
Arrival: ‘Plaza de la Constitucion’
Departure: 17:00pm from ‘Port de Xàbia’
Arrival: ‘Placeta del Convent’
Departure: 18:30pm from the Calle Sant Josep
Arrival: Local town hall