Three Kings arrive in Marbella 2016
On 5 January, a large crowd gathered in Marbella’s Puerto Deportivo to welcome the arrival of the Three Kings (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar) who were due to arrive by sea just after midday.
They arrived on a Fly Blue Catamarán to the sound of cheering children, all eagerly awaiting the caramelos (sweets) which they traditionally throw into the crowd. After spending some time mingling with the crowd and posing for pictures with the children, they got into the three open top cars (a Bentley, a Jaguar and a Porsche) and set off through the streets of Marbella to great acclaim.
The procession left the Puerto Deportivo and headed towards the Paseo Maritimo and then on to the old town where they greeted the crowd assembled in la Plaza de los Naranjos.
They acknowledged the crowd from the balcony of the Ayuntamiento before taking a light lunch and enjoying a siesta before the big parade through Marbella this evening.
As usual, the theme of this years parade is a closely guarded secret, but we will soon find out what it is!