Each year, on the 5th of January, everyone in Tenerife is waiting for the arrival of the Three Wise Men. This is a really interesting event and you should attend the parade if you're on the island at that time.
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.
Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos de Oriente Tenerife (Three Kings Parade) - January 5th, 2023
Usually, there are parades organized in all the major resorts and towns in Tenerife and on the 6th of January there is a national holiday in Spain and most of the shops are closed. The 6th of January is called the Epiphany, the day when the Magic Kings brought gifts to baby Jesus.
Three Kings Parade in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2023
12:30 p.m. The Three Wise Men will visit the Multicentro Avenida de el Sobradillo. Sobradillo Avenue Multicenter
5:00 p.m. Big reception of The Three Kings at Heliodoro Rodríguez López Stadium (tickets go on sale on January 2nd)
Their Majesties, the Three Kings, will drive through Adeje’s towns and villages on the evening of January 5th.
5:00 p.m. - Municipal soccer field in Adeje - Arrival of the Three Kings in a helicopter. Act of reception of Their Majesties. Free entry until complete seats.
7:00 p.m. - Calle Grande Adeje - Grand Three Kings Parade with the presence of children's characters from film and television.
Three Kings parade in Los Cristianos 2023
Thursday 05 January - Cabalgata de Los Reyes Magos
From 12:00 pm: Reception of their Majesties the Three Wise Men by the local authorities and delivery of the magic keys to the houses of the children of Arona. Place: Illustrious Town Hall of Arona, Arona Casco.
From 6:30 p.m.:in Los Cristianos - Grand Parade of their Majesties the Three Wise Men of the East accompanied by the royal entourage. Route: Av. Suecia (from Espigón Benchijigua), c/ Barranquillo (section between av. Suecia and av. Los Playeros), av. Los Playeros to the Plaza del Pescador (outside the cultural center), to Av. Ámsterdam. At the end: Collection of the letters of the boys and girls by their Majesties the Magi from the East. Place: Plaza del Pescador, outside the Cultural Center of Los Cristianos.
Three Kings parade in Puerto de la Cruz 2023
11:00 a.m. Muelle Pesquero (Fishermen's Harbour) - Reception of the Ambassador pf the Three Kings in Plaza de Europa. The Royal Ambassador arrives in Puerto de la Cruz to announce the imminent arrival of Their Majesties, with a warm welcome for the children of the municipality.
7:30 p.m.: Paseo Luis Lavaggi - Great Parade of Three Kings through Puerto de la Cruz -Route: Luis Lavaggi, Blás Pérez González, Jose Mªdel Campo Llarena, San Felipe, Plaza del Charco, La Marina, Santo Domingo, Zamora, Betancourt and Molina family, La Hoya and Centro commercial Martianez
Three Kings Parade in Los Gigantes - Playa La Arena 2023
6:00 p.m.: Playa de la Arena - Los Gigantes - Gran Cabalgata - The Three Kids will pass through the entire municipality of Santiago del Teide. When the Three Kings will reach Plaza Buganvilla there will be video mapping and the kids will offer their letters to the Wise Men.
Three Kings Parade in Granadilla de Abona
5:00 p.m. Gran Cabalgata Reyes Magos - Granadilla de Abona - Plaza de Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua