The Three Kings arrive in Tenerife
They came by boat, on trams, riding camels and in cars but it didn’t really matter how they travelled.
The traditional Three Kings’ Parade on January 5th was enjoyed in all the corners of Tenerife as the Magi took children’s letters and distributed sweets to many eager faces.
From Los Cristianos in the south to Santa Cruz in the north, the happy scenes were reflected no matter what the weather. Hot in some places, rainy, windy and cool in others.
Thousands of children received the Magi in Puerto de la Cruz, who were accompanied by a delegation composed of 350 people and six floats, two more than in the 2017 parade. In addition, three giant screens were placed in different points of the route and a space in front of the church of La Peñita reserved for children with reduced mobility and functional diversity.
A massive crowd turned out in La Laguna whilst the crowd in La Orotava was estimated at 25,000.
In Adeje, the Three Kings arrived by helicopter whilst in Arona, they sailed up to the port in Los Cristianos on a schooner.
As usual, the Heliodoro Rodríguez López stadium was the focal point for the celebrations in Santa Cruz.
In all the towns and villages inbetween, the tradition was as colourful and bright as ever.