As every year, the three Wise Men from the East could not miss their appointment with the children of Madrid and tour our city distributing good wishes, messages of peace and gifts for the little ones of the house. Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar, together with many other guests, will walk through the streets and towns of Madrid in different ways so that we can all enjoy that special and magical moment.
The floats of their Majesties of the East will be seen this year in different ways:
Royal receptions and visits:
During the 2nd (only during the afternoon), 3rd, 4th and 5th of January, from 12:00 to 13:30 and from 16:30 to 19:30, the youngest members of the house will have the opportunity to hand in their cards to the Three Kings, in the Aranjuez Bullring.
Also in the municipality of "El Molar", in the covered pelota court of its sports centre, the children will be able to meet with their Majesties the Three Kings. In addition, those who attend this event on 4 and 5 January from 11:00-13:00 and 18:00-21:00, will be able to have their photo taken with them, hand in their letters and ask for their best wishes for 2021.
In some municipalities of the capital you can enjoy this traditional Christmas parade in a static way. Such is the case of the Brunete parade at the Aniceto Marinas Cultural Centre from 16:00-21:00 on 5 January. In Colmenar del Arroyo, the schedule will be from 18:30 to 20:30 and, the location, the covered track of the CDC El Corralizo. Remember that you have to enter from the side of the track and only with your family group.
In the municipality of Colmenar Viejo, your "magical and safe" ride will be located on Avenida de Juan Pablo II and, from 15:00 to 21:30, passes will be made every 15 minutes. Don't forget to book your ticket beforehand on the Town Hall website to ensure your place.
The Cubas de la Sagra parade will go through the streets of the municipality from 18:00 and in the Alamo, get your invitation and go to the Municipal Football stadium from 19:00 to see Melchor, Gaspar and Balthazar.
In the Plaza de la Ilustración of Mejorada del Campo you can enjoy, in a double pass with morning (12:00-14:00) and afternoon (16:00-21:00), their Majesties of the East. And, in Parla, there will be a live broadcast of the arrival of the Three Kings in this municipality from the Jaime Salom Theatre. Don't miss it!
In addition, in the Pedrezuela sports pavilion at 17:00 and in Plaza Constitución in Pozuelo del Rey at 18:00 you can enjoy the visit of Their Majesties the Magi.
To finish, we offer you the opportunity, under reservation, to see their Majesties of the East at the Art and Tourism Centre (CAT) in Soto del Real. The opening hours for this parade are from 17:00 to 19:00.
In some municipalities of the Community of Madrid it will be possible to enjoy the rides in a somewhat more traditional way, as is the case of Boadilla del Monte, where from 18:00 on 5 January there will be 3 simultaneous rides, in order to avoid crowds. For more information, please visit the website of your local council.
In Ciempozuelos, their Majesties will tour the streets of the municipality by train from 11 am to 9 pm. And, through the streets of Daganzo de Arriba there will also be the opportunity to see Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar. From 15:30 a controlled tour of the whole town of La Cabrera will be the stage for the youngest children to see the Three Kings.
In Morata de Tajuña, the Royal Procession will walk through the streets of the town at 18:15. And just 15 minutes before, at 18:00, in Torrejón de la Calzada there will be another parade where the Three Kings from the East will be seen.
Other different parades
The Three Kings have also known how to adapt to the current circumstances and, therefore, in many Madrid municipalities they will carry out their parade in a more innovative way. This is the case of Collado Mediano, where you can enjoy the three Wise Men on Facebook and Youtube and, furthermore, the town will be divided into three areas: one for each King. In Loeches, from 17:00 onwards, it will be their own Majesties who will come to visit the children, who will have to look out of their terraces and windows to be able to greet them.
Convertible buses will be the means of transport chosen by His Majesty to travel around the municipality of Móstoles and greet the children on 5 January.
In Navalagamella they have opted for a more conventional means of transport: on the back of a horse; Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar will ride through the streets. But always accompanied by their pages that will illuminate them with torches during the tour.
In Navas del Rey, from 18:00 they will go door to door to meet the local children. And, from 5pm, if you look out your window or terrace in Robledo de Chavela you will also be able to greet the Three Kings.
By appointment, you will also be able to meet their Majesties in Valdemoro in their new winter residence and, on 5 January from 11:00 to 14:30 and from 16:00 to 20:30 they will walk around all the neighbourhoods of Valdemoro to see them from the balcony of the house.
Because this year, as always, if you want, you will be able to see the Three Kings.
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