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Three Kings parades on the Costa del Sol


Three Kings parades on the Costa del Sol and inland towns will go ahead without the need for masks or social distancing on Thursday, January 5

The Three Kings, Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltasar will visit Malaga province this Thursday, January 5, however, this time, without face masks or social distancing which were a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in Spain last year.


Their Majesties will be greeted at 5.30 p.m. by Francisco de la Torre, the mayor of Malaga. The parade is planned to begin at 6 o’clock from the City Hall, where Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltasar will greet the audience from the balcony and present the mayor with a traditional cake.

Almost 300 children will participate in the procession to help the Three Kings deliver over 4 million sweets.


In Marbella, the parade will set off at 6pm, continuing along Avenida Severo Ochoa, Ramón y Cajal, and Ricardo Soriano Avenue and ending at the Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra Square (Pirulí).

San Pedro Alcántara

The San Pedro Alcántara parade will also depart at 6pm. The route will be along Avenida Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Calle Lagasca, Avenida Norberto, Calle Pepe Osorio, Avenida Oriental, and the church square.


The Estepona parade will leave slightly earlier, at 5pm. starting from Avenida de Andalucía (east end), and continuing along Avenida Juan Carlos I, Avenida España, and Calle Terraza. When it reaches the Orquidario Botanical Park, Their Majesties will collect the letters from the children. There will be ten floats that will distribute a staggering 15,000 kilos of sweets, 3,000 balls, and 500 backpacks.


The three parades in Mijas start at various times. The first will depart from the Town Hall in Mijas Pueblo at 4.30 p.m. and will go through the community before coming to a conclusion in the Plaza Virgen de la Pea. The second, in La Cala, will start at 5 o’clock in the Cultural Center and finish in Butibamba Park.

The third will start at 5.30 p.m. on Avenida Miguel Hernández in Las Lagunas, near the Mara Zambrano park, and will finish at the La Navidad location. There will be a total of 17 floats that will parade around the city. Chocolate and *roscón will be given out to attendees at the end of the parade.

*A Roscón de Reyes is a traditional Spanish brioche-like sweet bread eaten the night before or the morning of Reyes or King’s Day (6th January) which celebrates Epiphany when the Three Kings came to visit the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Tradition has the Roscón served, garnished with the ‘jewels’ of dried fruit and nuts.


Their Majesties, the Three Kings of the East, will fly into the Elola Sports Complex in Fuengirola at 4.pm. The parade will start at 5 o’clock in the El Boquetillo neighborhood’s Calle Mallorca and end at about 9 o’clock on Avenida Los Boliches.

One of the longest, lasting more than four and a half hours, the Fuengirola parade will feature 25 floats and nine parades. More than 620 children and parents have volunteered to help, and more than 32,000 kilos of sweets, all of which are gluten- and 25% sugar-free, will be handed out to the crowds.


At 10 a.m., the Three Kings Men will arrive at the Marina and make their way to the town hall. The parade in Benalmádena Pueblo will start at 4.pm.

The route consists of the Los Nadales Fairgrounds, Calle San Miguel, Avenida Chorrillo, Calle Jerónimo Garriga, Calle Lomillas, Plaza de Espaa, Calle Real, and once more Avenida Juan Luis Peralta.

The Tivoli World car park will be the starting point for the parade in Arroyo de la Miel, which will travel past the Nuevitas roundabout, Avenida Estación, Avenida Constitución, Calle Las Flores, Calle Sierrasol, Avenida Inmaculada Concepción, Avenida Garcia Lorca, Calle Andalucia, Calle Blas Infante, Avenida Constitution, and Plaza There will be a total of 11 floats this year.


The Three Kings Parade will consist of 13 floats. Three of them will be occupied by Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltasar, and the remaining 10 by members of groups and associations from Torremolinos and themed in ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Pets’, ‘Vampirina’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘ Lion King’, ‘Paw Patrol’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Lady Bug’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Angry Birds’.

The activities will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Plaza Blas Infante, leaving at 5:00 p.m. and will tour the streets Rafael Quintana Rosado, Europa, Avenida Isabel Manoja, Avenida de Los Manantiales, Plaza Costa del Sol, Avenida Palma de Mallorca, Avenida Joan Miró, Doctor Jiménez Encina, Calle García de la Serna, Avenida Rafael Quintana Rosado, and Plaza Blas Infante, ending at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Throughout the route, more than 10,000 kilos of candies and confetti will be distributed to the crowds.

The Torremolinos City Council has prepared a comprehensive security plan for the parade. More than 250 people including Local Police, National Police, Firefighters, Civil Protection volunteers, volunteers from the different participating associations, and workers from the Events and Culture delegations will ensure that the parade passes without incident.

Two ambulances will also be available to anyone who may need their services during the tour. The Litosa company has a special operation in place so that the streets through which the route runs are left clean after the floats have passed.

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