The Kings are com­ing

The ar­rival of the Three Kings is a ma­jor part of the Span­ish Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Front Page - By Nuria Pérez

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.

Carta­gena

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

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