The Kings are coming
The arrival of the Three Kings is a major part of the Spanish Christmas celebrations
The Three Kings are visiting all cities, towns and villages tomorrow (Saturday). The times and routes of parades on the south Costa Blanca and Mar Menor areas are in What's On
THE NIGHT most children have been waiting for this year is just around the corner.
The Three Kings are visiting all Spanish cities, towns and villages tomorrow (Saturday, January 5) and parading though the central main streets.
The children have their letters and lists ready to be delivered to the royal pages and they all vow they have been well behaved this year and have obeyed their parents so their presents are delivered and they don’t end up with a lump of coal.
Today (January 4) the king’s pages will collect their letters and announce that the Three Kings are poised to visit. Here are the times and routes of some of the parades in the south Costa Blanca and Mar Menor areas.
Torrevieja January 5: The Three Kings arrive in Torrevieja by boat. Crowds throng the fishermen’s dock in the port waiting for them to moor up. They arrive at around 17.30, before descending to the quayside, where short speeches are made. The procession leaves the port, passing through central streets of town as far as the town hall square, Plaza de la Constitución. San Miguel de Salinas
January 5: The Three Kings parade leaves Avenida 19 de Abril at the town hall at 18.00. The Kings make a stop at Plaza de la Libertad to give their presents to baby Jesus and finish the parade at the Casa de Cultura, where a reception will be held. The Three Kings give presents to the children in the Casa de Cultura, if the parents have previously arranged this. The presents have to be delivered on January 5 from 11.00 to 13.30 to the Casa de Cultura and have to be wrapped and have the name and surnames of the child clearly written on them. Catral January 4: Weather permitting, the Three Kings will arrive by hot-air balloon at 10.00 in the morning. Rojales January 5: The Kings parade leaves from the health centre at 18.30 and finishes at the church, where the Kings will be giving small gifts the children.
There is a float for children who wish to participate in the parade; the only prerequisite is that they are dressed as shepherds or something similar. Orihuela Costa January 5: The parade is leaving from the Playa Flamenca town hall building at 18.00. It goes along Calle Nicolás deBussy and finishes at Zenia Boulevard shopping centre.
continued from p36 Pilar de la Horadada January 4: The royal pages collect children’s letters from 10.30 to 13.00 at Plaza de la Iglesia.
January 5: The royal pages collect children’s letters from 10.30 to 13.00 at Plaza de la Iglesia. The Three Kings parade starts at 17.00 from 30 de Julio park and goes along Calle Mayor and finishes at Plaza de la Iglesia, where a reception will be held.
January 5: The Three Kings arrive in Cartagena harbour by boat at 11.30. A party with music, bouncy castles and activities is held at the nearby Plaza del Ayuntamiento to welcome the Three Kings.
The Kings will talk to the children and collect their letters at 12.30. Moreover the children will have an opportunity to have a photograph taken.
The parade starts at 18.30 at the Alameda San Antón and goes along the Paseo Alfonso XIII, Juan Fernández, Juan XXIII, Sta. Florentina, Carmen, Tolosa Latour, Sagasta, Puerta de Murcia, Calle Mayor and finishes at Plaza Ayuntamiento. San Pedro del Pinatar
January 4: The royal pages visit the town at 20.30 to announce that the Three Kings will arrive in a few hours.
The parade starts at Plaza de la Constitución and goes along Avenida Emilio Castelar and finishes at the Casino, where speeches will be made.
January 5: The Three Kings arrive by boat at Lo Pagán harbour at 18.00 with their assistants and dancers.
The parade goes along Avenida Romería de la Virgen del Carmen to Avenida Emilio Castelar and the Christmas village at Calle Alcalde José María Tárraga. La Manga del Mar Menor January 5: Hot chocolate and traditional Roscón de Reyes cakes will be served at the Galerías El Flamenco shopping area at 17.00 next to the nativity scene.
The Three Kings parade leaves at 18.00 from Cavanna square and the children will have the opportunity to meet them shortly before and after the parade.
The Three Kings parade stops at Plaza Bohemia at 18.45 and finishes at Galerías El Flamenco at 19.15.
The Kings arrive in Orihuela Costa
Look mum a real King!
No one gets forgotten about when the Kings arrive
The Kings arrive by boat at Torrevieja's fishing port
Thousands of people flock to the Cartagena parade
Arriving by boat