Three Kings Parades in Tenerife 2023

05 January 2023
05 January 2023

On 5 January every year, many towns across Tenerife stage Three Kings Parades. In this unique tradition, the Three Kings from the East (the Biblical Magi) go down the streets on their spectacular floats, greeting children and grown-ups. Some of the most enjoyable parades take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital city, as well as in towns like Puerto de la Cruz and La Orotava. In addition, there are side activities like snacks with hot chocolate, street markets and shows.

Every year, on 6 January or Epiphany, children in Catholic countries wake up to find the presents brought to them by the Three Kings. Those who have been naughty the year before, however, will only find coal instead! In Tenerife, before visiting every child’s home with their presents at night, the Magi take to the streets, oozing hope and joy.


When: 5 January

Where: Several towns: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava, Candelaria, El Sauzal, San Miguel de Abona, Garachico and others

Parade times: Check times for each town

Admission: Free

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