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Each year, on the 5th of January, every municipality and town on the island of Lanzarote welcomes the arrival of the Three Kings from the East.
On January 6th, Spain celebrates the Epiphany or the arrival of the Three Kings from the Orient, an event which is highly anticipated by everyone, but especially by children, who receive gifts on this day (similar to Christmas day in other cultures).
The day of the Epiphany, January 6th, is a public holiday and so many businesses will be closed on this day.
However, the celebration starts a day before, on January 5th, with a highly anticipated event: the Three Kings Parade (La Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos). The kids will write letters asking for toys or other gifts and they will and these letters down to the Three Kings when they meet them before the parade.
There are parades organized in all the major resorts like Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise, as well as in the other major towns like Tias or Yaiza.
The Three Kings Parade is always celebrated on the 5th of January and in 2020 this festive day will be celebrated on a Sunday.
18:00 h - The Parade of the 3 Kings
The starting point will be the bus station in Playa Blanca, going towards Calle Jaime Quesada, Avenida Papagayo and finishing in Plaza de Nuestra Senora del Carmen. The event will end with music from different groups and other fun activities for kids.
12:30 h - Parade in Yaiza
The parade will start at Galeria de Arte de Yaiza, passing through Calle Cuesta de los Molinos and it ends at Plaza de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios.
18:00 - King Parade and the reception of the Three Kings in Tias. The parade will start at La Casona and will go towards Pabellon Municipal de Deportes
Puerto del Carmen
11:00 h - Arrival and reception of the Three Kings to the dock of Puerto del Carmen. The collection of letters from children will be held in Plaza El Varadero.
10:00 - 14:00 - Los Reyes Magos will visit several towns and villages in the municipality of Teguise from 10:00 to 14:00.
14:00 - The Three Kings arrive in Costa Teguise at 14:00 at Centro Civico Costa Teguise.
19:00 - The Three Kings Parade starts at 19:00 in the historic center of Teguise, at the Molino next to the school.
11:30 - the island of La Graciosa will host its own parade in the morning, starting at 11:30.
18:00 h - The parade is leaving from Recinto Ferial and going towards the harbor, in front of Castillo San Gabriel. There, the mayor of Areciffe will offer Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar the symbolic keys of the city.
15:30 h - Arrival of the Three Kings at the harbour in Arrieta
19:00h - Welcoming of the Three Kings, followed by the parade through the streets of Haria, Lanzarote
Municipality of San Bartolome
19:30 h: Three Kings Parade in San Bartolomé, departing from the IES of San Bartolomé, crossing the Avenida Mayor Antonio Cabrera Barrera, Rubicon and ending in the Park Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente.
17.30 h: La Cabalgata de Los Reyes Magos in Playa Honda, departing from the Esplanade of Guacimeta, crossing the Avenida de Playa Honda and ending in the immediate vicinity of the avenue at the height of Casa El Curita.
18:00 - Cabalgata de Los Reyes in Tinajo, followed by a concert at 19:30, "Noche de Reyes" where the ticket costs 3 Euros.
Info about the weather in Lanzarote in January