The Three Kings Parade 2022

2022 Three Kings Parade Route

When:5 January

Timetable: From 6 pm to 9 pm approximately

Itinerary and planned times for the parade:

The royal entourage sets off at 6.15 pm and will cover a distance of 5 km, from Av. Marquès de l’Argentera (with Pg. Circumval·lació) to the Font Màgica de Montjuïc, passing through the following points at the following planned times:

  • 6.15 pm: Av. Marquès de l’Argentera
  • 6.35 pm: Plaça Antonio López
  • 7.05 pm: Plaça Antonio Maura
  • 7.33 pm: Plaça Urquinaona
  • 7.45 pm: Plaça Catalunya
  • 8.20 pm: Plaça Universitat
  • 8.35 pm: Carrer Sepúlveda with Urgell
  • 8.50 pm: Pl. Espanya
  • 9.10 pm: Av. Reina Maria Cristina

Two spaces have been conditioned and reserved for people with reduced mobility: one in Plaça d’Antonio López and the other in Plaça d’Espanya with Avinguda del Paral·lel.

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Barcelona offers a celebration full of magic to welcome the Three Kings and their entourage!

Their Majesties will be arriving by sea at 3.35 pm and although we won’t be able to welcome them in person, the proceedings will be shown live from the City Council's Youtube channel.

Shortly afterwards, around 6.15 pm, Their Majesties and their entourage will make their way around the streets of the city on their magnificent floats for an occasion packed with music, fun and entertainment, plus lots and lots of presents to be delivered to every home!

The procession can also be followed live on the YouTube channel, and if you decide to go in person, you’ll be able to check where they are in real time via the map on this website

The Three Kings Parade is being organised in six main sections, enabling everyone to enjoy very different but equally spectacular moments:

  • The first float in the parade is a tourist bus, dedicated to all the people of Barcelona and the desire for a return to normality with the magic of Twelfth Night and the visit by the Three Kings. This first section features the first royal messenger in the parade: Page Gregory, who announces the arrival of the Three Kings of the Orient.

  • The royal Post Boxes, where the pages will collect the letters and dummies. This is where we meet Olmut, the new Page with the parade, the result of the hopes and dreams that everybody has had during the course of their lives. Built with the letters and wishes of the children of Barcelona, this seven-metre giant arrives to pay homage to collective hope and excitement.

  • Page Estel and her entourage brimming with light and magic appear on a new float, with a never-ending bright shooting star.

  • The Royal Float, this year’s quirk being that Their Majesties have chosen to follow the route together, with new outfits too! After so long apart, they want to celebrate being back together again.

  • The load of presents comes with a spectacular horse, well organised as always by Page Omar and his helpers.

  • Finally, the coal arrives with more of a buzz and more fun in an imposing float with percussion and dance.

All this is possible thanks to the individuals and companies from performing arts and artistic disciplines who will be using all their talent to make the afternoon and evening of 5 January an authentic welcome celebration for the Three Kings of the Orient.

Please remember that it will be mandatory for everyone over the age of 6 to wear a face mask at all times.

Where

The royal entourage sets off at 6.15 pm and will cover a distance of 5 km, from Av. Marquès de l’Argentera (with Pg. Circumval·lació) to the Font Màgica de Montjuïc, passing through the following points at the following planned times:

  • 6.15 pm: Av. Marquès de l’Argentera
  • 6.35 pm: Plaça Antonio López
  • 7.05 pm: Plaça Antonio Maura
  • 7.33 pm: Plaça Urquinaona
  • 7.45 pm: Plaça Catalunya
  • 8.20 pm: Plaça Universitat
  • 8.35 pm: Carrer Sepúlveda with Urgell
  • 8.50 pm: Pl. Espanya
  • 9.10 pm: Av. Reina Maria Cristina

When
5th of January

Schedule
From 6 pm to 9 pm approximately

No limits on capacity are planned.

Advice before the event

  • It is mandatory for everyone over the age of 6 to wear a face mask.
  • Before you set off, check the official information broadcast by the authorities regarding the event and the route, as well as the weather forecast.
  • Be sure to wear shoes that protect your feet effectively to avoid injury: feet are always vulnerable at mass events.
  • If the cold is intense, remember to wear a hat and use a scarf to avoid breathing the cold air directly into your lungs. In general terms it is also important to wear comfortable clothes that suit the weather conditions in order to avoid problems as the evening wears on.
  • Be aware of the location of emergency exits or evacuation routes, and follow any instructions from security staff.
  • Never push to gain access to a particular area, as you could cause one or more people to fall over: if the area is overcrowded or very crowded, look for somewhere else to stand.
  • If you want to access the areas reserved for people with disabilities or functional diversity, remember to allow plenty of time to ensure that there are no problems when entering.
  • If you go with someone else or in a group, agree on a somewhere outside the area where there are people, a place you can meet if you get separated or lost.
  • If you are with children, hold their hand. Explain the risks, letting them know how they need to behave and what to do if they get lost.
  • Do not allow children to climb up onto any kind of object in order to get a better view: it’s best to carry them on your shoulders if necessary.
  • If you come across a child who is lost, take them to the police or a security team immediately.
  • Keep your ID on you. In the case of small children, the elderly, and people with intellectual disabilities who need the support of a third person, write their details, including a contact telephone number, on a card that they can wear in a visible place in case they get lost.
  • Always keep a close eye on elderly people and those with special needs.
  • When you are in the streets that provide access to the event, do not stop in the middle of the road, because these are the access routes for the emergency services, and for evacuation should it be necessary.
  • If you start to feel trapped, or that there is no possible way out, look for an alternative spot where you can locate an evacuation route. Stay calm at all times.
  • Do not climb onto railings, fences, containers or other unstable structures, because they can be dangerous and may cause an accident.

Advice during the event

  • Remember to wear your face mask covering your nose and mouth at all times.
  • Stay together in your bubble group, and avoid contact with other groups.
  • To avoid crowding and to ensure that physical distance is maintained between your own bubble group and others, it is important to spread out and make use of all available space along the route.
  • Always follow any instructions given by security staff.
  • Remember that the main risks are when the floats are passing by and having an accident when climbing on objects, such as containers, traffic lights, signs, etc. Never do this. Always behave sensibly: do not put yourself at risk, and make sure that your children are not exposed to a situation where they are at risk of having an accident.
  • Make sure that you stay behind the barriers and safety signs when floats are passing by.
  • Do not speak to or distract security staff, the drivers, or those who are accompanying the floats on foot unless there is an emergency situation, or there has been an accident.
  • Do not get too close to the floats, and never try to climb onto them.
  • Do not walk between the floats, or approach them when they are stationary or are refuelling.
  • When the event is over, leave the area in an orderly way, respecting the order of departure, and following the instructions of the security staff.
  • If you should observe any form of incident, inform the security staff immediately, and, if necessary, call 112.
  • Thanks to everyone for making this possible.

Advice in case of emergency

  • Stay calm and follow the instructions given by the emergency services. Take extra care of children, and of people with disabilities.
  • Leave the area via the route indicated, or take the nearest streets, and do not stop. Under no circumstances should you turn back.
  • Avoid shouting, running or pushing others, as you could cause dangerous situations given the large number of people present at the event.
  • Once you reach a safe place, if you are unable to find someone let the emergency services know.
  • In the case of emergency, if you call 112 from a mobile phone and can get no signal, it may be that the lines are jammed: look for a land line to call from.

2022 Three Kings Parade Route

When:5 January

Timetable: From 6 pm to 9 pm approximately

Itinerary and planned times for the parade:

The royal entourage sets off at 6.15 pm and will cover a distance of 5 km, from Av. Marquès de l’Argentera (with Pg. Circumval·lació) to the Font Màgica de Montjuïc, passing through the following points at the following planned times:

  • 6.15 pm: Av. Marquès de l’Argentera
  • 6.35 pm: Plaça Antonio López
  • 7.05 pm: Plaça Antonio Maura
  • 7.33 pm: Plaça Urquinaona
  • 7.45 pm: Plaça Catalunya
  • 8.20 pm: Plaça Universitat
  • 8.35 pm: Carrer Sepúlveda with Urgell
  • 8.50 pm: Pl. Espanya
  • 9.10 pm: Av. Reina Maria Cristina

Two spaces have been conditioned and reserved for people with reduced mobility: one in Plaça d’Antonio López and the other in Plaça d’Espanya with Avinguda del Paral·lel.

Traffic disruptions [CA]

Christmas songs

  • Estel’s song

    The star that shines from the sky and lights the way for the Three Kings sings us the sweetest of songs.

  • Messengers’ song

    Sing along with the messengers who collect letters full of dreams and excitement for the Three Kings.

  • Coal song

    Coal! Coal! A song for the children who haven’t been good.

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