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Find out where to see the Three Kings Parades in Mallorca and experience the magic of Christmas for a second time in one festive season.
The Three Kings parades or Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos herald the arrival of the Three Kings or Reyes Magos (Magic Kings) who bring Christmas presents to children here in Spain.
This event is even bigger than Christmas itself and takes over the ports and streets all over Mallorca on the evening of Three Kings Day on the 5 January.
For visitors, this is a great opportunity to extend that Christmas feeling and line the streets to see the parade making its way through the streets passing excited children.
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Three Kings Parades in Mallorca
From Mallorca’s ports and seaside resorts, see the Three Kings arrive by boat where they will then become the centrepiece of a parade.
This event has a wonderful carnival atmosphere with floats lit up and making their way past the waiting crowds.
As the parade makes its way through the streets, the Three Kings and their helpers will throw sweets to the awaiting crowds.
If you are visiting with your own children, then this is a must-see, and don’t forget to bring them a small present for Three Kings Day itself on the 6 January.
TOP TIP: If you are visiting with your own children, then create a meet-up point in case they get lost.
My daughter got lost at the Puerto Portals Three Kings Parade when she was six, but made her way back to the meeting point after collecting her present from the Kings!
You will also find Mallorca Christmas markets will still be open on the run-up to the Three Kings Parades in Mallorca.
You can find out more about Christmas Markets in Mallorca here and where to find them.
The Three Kings parades normally start at 6 pm on the 5 January. To get an idea of where to see Three Kings Parades in Mallorca check out these event locations here:
Palma Three Kings Parade
The Cabalgata de Reyes Magos de Palma is the largest and most popular Three Kings Parade in Mallorca.
The Kings arrive in the La Lonja area of Palma from Avenida de Antoni Maura and wind their way through Palma city centre, ending at the Plaza de Cort.
The parade features floats, marching bands, and dancers, and the Three Kings themselves throw sweets to the waiting crowds.
NOTE: Parking in Palma will be almost extremely difficult and there will be traffic restrictions. Therefore I recommend arriving by public transport.
If you do not want to make the journey to Palma or you wish to watch the parade online, you can view it here on the IB3 TV YouTube channel.
Also in the Palma area, you will also find a Three Kings Parade near the port in Arenal.
You’ll see the Kings being taken along by a tractor as the parade makes its way along the seafront.
Sóller Three Kings Parade
The Cabalgata de Reyes Magos de Sóller is a smaller but more traditional Three Kings Parade.
Departing from the Plaza de la Constitución and winds its way through the old town, ending at the Capella de la Sang.
Alcúdia Old Town Three Kings Parade
The Cabalgata de Reyes Magos de Alcúdia is a fun and festive Three Kings Parade for the whole family.
The parade leaves from the Plaza de Carlos V in Alcudia Old Town and winds its way through the town centre, ending at the Iglesia de San Jaime.
Puerto Portals Three Kings Parade
If you are visiting the Puerto Portals Three Kings event, then you can arrange for the Kings to give your child a gift, to add to the magic.
This takes place at the Puerto Portals Three Kings Parade event.
If you would like your child to be given a gift at the parade, then it has been customary to drop off a present at the Captiana Building in Puerto Portals before the parade.
Palmanova Three Kings Parade
The Three Kings will arrive at the far end of Portonovo or Es Carregador beach in Palmanova on the night of the 5th of January.
The street running along the beaches will be packed with excited residents who will travel to Palmanova for this exciting event. So join the fun if you are visiting on holiday.
Andratx Three Kings Parade
The Cabalgata de Reyes Magos de Andratx leaves from the Plaça de la Vila and winds its way through the old town, ending at the Iglesia de Santa María.
The parade features floats, marching bands, and dancers, and the Three Kings themselves arrive by boat at the Port d’Andratx.
Pollensa Three Kings Parade
The Cabalgata de Reyes Magos de Pollensa departs from the Plaça Major and winds its way through the old town, ending at the Iglesia de Nostra Senyora dels Àngels.
Can Picafort and Son Serra de Marina Three Kings Parade
The Can Picafort Three Kings parade has a rather unique element, as the kings are escorted through the resort by typical Mallorcan fishing boats.
If you are staying further down the coast in Son Serra de Marina., the Three Kings will also arrive by boat at around 6 pm.
Inca Three Kings Parade
Inca hosts a huge spectacular parade with the Kings parading through the town centre, spreading joy and merriment. Don’t miss the chance to catch a glimpse of the elaborate floats and join in the festive atmosphere.
Manacor Three Kings Parade
This vibrant procession starts at Avinguda Mossen Alcover and concludes at Plaça Ramon Llull. Immerse yourself in the magic of the holiday season with the whole family.
Sa Pobla Three Kings Parade
Sa Pobla hosts a lively Three Kings parade, starting at Carrer Major and weaving its way through the town. Revel in the joyous atmosphere as the kings pass by, distributing sweets and gifts to the eager crowd.
There are many more Three Kings Parades happening around Mallorca, including Deia, Valldemossa, Costix and Santa Maria.
If you know of any other great Three Kings Parades, let me know in the comments below.
If you visit any of the Three Kings Parades, feel free to post your images on the Mallorca Under the Sun Facebook group here.
More Top Tips for watching the Three Kings Parades in Mallorca:
- Arrive early to get a good spot in the crowd.
- Dress warmly, it will probably be quite cold and there will be a long wait. Find out more about winter weather in Mallorca here to know what to expect.
- Bring a bag to collect the sweets thrown by the Three Kings.
- Be prepared for crowds, especially in Palma.
- Just because this is a happy family event, it won’t stop pickpockets from operating. Find out how to keep your belongings safe here.
- Don’t forget that Three Kings Day is a public holiday on the 6th of January and you will find businesses closed (it is another Christmas after all!).
To find out more about Mallorca at Christmas, check out this article here.
If you are visiting a few days before, you can find out more about New Year’s Eve in Mallorca here.