The Three Kings

The city welcomes the Three Kings on the most magical night of the year, regaining their traditional parade around the city streets. Find out about everything young children can do to get ready for the arrival of the Three Kings: sending a letter, visiting the Three Kings’ factory, discovering traditions or taking a stroll around the Three Kings Fair.

This information will be steadily updated and expanded as the festivities approach

Three Kings Parade

Three Kings Parade with new route

The Three-Kings Parade, which is changing its route this year, will be packing the streets in Barcelona’s centre with excitement on 5 January. The Three Kings of the Orient will be arriving at the city accompanied by their traditional retinue of magical creatures and amazing new floats.

The Kings from the Orient waving from the ‘Santa Eulàlia’ schooner.

Arrival of the Three Kings of the Orient

Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar will be arriving in Barcelona with their helpers on 5 January, on board the schooner Santa Eulàlia.

  • Where: Portal de la Pau
  • When: 5 January 2022 at 4 pm

Letter to the Three Kings

Every Christmas, the Three Kings wait impatiently for the letters from millions of children who, like you, have been good boys and girls all year. Write your letter here and we'll make sure it gets to your favourite king. 

Twelfth Night Fair

Once again, the traditional Three Kings' Fair will fill the Gran Via to make the work of Their Majesties easier.

  • Where: Gran Via
  • When: 16 December - 6 January
Royal Postman

Collection of letters

Want to know where you can deliver your letter to the Three Kings by hand? See the activities planned for collecting letters to the Three Kings of the Orient in the city.

Cavalcade of the Kings of the Orient

Result of the Parade entries

Want to know if you’re taking part in the 2023 Parade?

All you need do is enter here to confirm your place. 

The Three Kings' factory lit up

Toy Factory

Visit the factory and the toy warehouse of the Three Kings to see how the workers helping Their Majesties are working hard to get all the presents ready. 

Advance reservation required

  • When: Fabra i Coats
  • Where: 27 December - 4 January

Royal camp comes to the Nou Barris oasis

Come and visit the Nou Barris camp for the Three Kings’ Royal retinue and meet the characters accompanying Their Majesties of the Orient.

  • Place: Nou Barris District Council headquarters
  • Dates: from 2 to 4 January

Three Kings' traditions

Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar are the three Kings of the East and they come to Barcelona every 5 January, parading through the city and travelling from house to house by night bearing gifts for children.