If you’re looking to escape the wintry weather and experience a different take on Christmas, why not book a flight to Spain after New Year to experience the Fiesta de Los Reyes? There are flights from under £60 return from many UK airports, what better way to wash away the post-Christmas blues?
In Spain, although Santa Claus is a popular character amongst children (and the bearer of a few small gifts on Christmas Eve), it’s the Three Kings, or Los Tres Reyes, that really count.
In the evening on 5th January, most Spanish towns and cities hold a parade or ‘Cabalgata´ especially for kids in which local men dress up as the three kings and ride about town on floats in a procession, scattering sweets to the crowds.
Most little ones can’t wait until the next morning, The Day of the Kings, or El Día de Los Reyes when they get to open the presents brought by the real three kings during the night. The 6th of January is a public holiday across the whole of Spain.
We’ve created a great guide to Christmas on the Costa del Sol, please visit our website to download your copy and find out more about the festive season in Spain.