THE Three Kings will be setting up camp in Villajoyosa this Christmas.
Villajoyosa council and the Moros Tuareg and Contrabandistas de la Vila fiesta companies are collaborating to centralise the area’s Christmas celebrations under the umbrella of the ‘Los Reyes en la Marina Baixa’ initiative.
A presentation of the project last week at the Llar del Pensionista Social Centre auditorium revealed the plan is to turn the Barbera dels Aragones park into an area where families can enjoy full-on festive fun over the weekend before Three Kings Day on January 6.
In the run-up to the event committees of ‘pages’ will visit all the schools in the Marina Baixa giving out and then collecting letters from the children, on which they will be able to list their Christmas wishes, and inviting them to the Three Kings camp.
The circuit around the camp will allow the children to see the pages at work, the tents where the Three Kings stay, animals, panels with all their letters and wrapped presents awaiting delivery. There will also be stalls selling toys and Christmassy bits and bobs as well as refreshments.
The highly anticipated Three Kings grand procession will be on January 5.
“The project we are presenting today is the dream of the very youngest”, commented Villajoyosa Fiestas councillor Marta Selles.
“It is for them, to keep alive the magic which intoxicates us all when Christmas arrives”, the councillor added.
She also stressed the project would benefit the whole town, “turning it into a reference point for the Marina Baixa Christmas, promoting local tourism and revitalizing Villajoyosa trade.”