The Three Kings

On January 5, 2024 th city welcomes the Three Kings with 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 during the holidays.

Three Kings Parade

Three Kings Parade

The Three Kings Parade will fill the streets in the centre of Barcelona with excitement on 5 January. The Kings of the Orient will be arriving in the city accompanied by their traditional escort of magical creatures, aboard their amazing floats.

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. 

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 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.

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

Greeting the Three Kings from the beach

Just as they do every year, the Three Kings will be arriving on board the Santa Eulàlia schooner. This year, to mark the America's Cup 2024, we’re inviting people to greet them from the beach, where Their Majesties’ pages will be collecting letters from children asking for presents.

  • Where: between the Somorrostro and Barceloneta beaches
  • When: 5 January, between 12 noon and 1 pm

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 4.30 pm
Royal camp in the Nou Barris oasis

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
Open video Result of the Parade entries

Result of the Parade entries

Want to know if you’re taking part in the 2024 Parade?

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

People look at toys at a stand of the Reis fair on Gran Via

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: 15 December - 6 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.