Three-Kings-GibraltarFESTIVE celebrations continue this week when the Three Kings come to town on the night of January 5.

Gibraltar will welcome the Spanish tradition with open arms when it hosts its own Three Kings sweet-throwing float parade on Main Street.

Starting at 6pm, the spectacle is celebrated the evening before El Dia de Reyes or Epiphany, the day the Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem to visit baby Jesus.

Parades, or cabalgatas as they are known in Spain, will also be held across the border in Algeciras, La Linea and Los Barrios.

In La Linea, revellers will be able to attend a reception with the Three Kings and the mayor in the plenary hall at 10.30am before watching the cabalgata at 7pm from Calle el Clavel.

Traditional entertainment with the Three Kings will take place from 11.30am in Los Barrios, before the kings’ visit residential homes in the area.

A parade will begin at 6pm from Avenida Alcalde Juan Rodriguez to the Recinto Ferial.

Algeciras’ procession will also start at 6pm from Avenida Virgen del Carmen to Plaza Alta