It’s not just the children on Mallorca who are waiting with growing excitement for the Three Wise Men, these days. Riding on camels the Holy Kings bring the Christmas presents on the eve of Día de los Reyes. Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar land by boat at the old port. Hundreds of dancers, musicians and other performers accompany them and their floats on the Cabalgata in Palma.
Hours before already, a cheerful crowd lines the streets of old town. Eager to marvel at the colorful show. Every family has their favorite place to watch and celebrate. So if you want to get a spot with a good view, better come early. Unless you live along the route and have box seats on the balcony to enjoy the Cabalgata in Palma from above.
On Friday, January 5 at 6 pm their Majesties are expected to disembark at Marina Moll Vell. After an official welcome by the local authorities the parade leads towards El Born, Carrer Unió, La Rambla and back via Passeig Mallorca and Jaume III. The Cabalgata in Palma finishes at the town hall where the Holy Kings will greet the audience on Plaça Cort.
Of course, it’s not only the children in Palma who get Christmas presents on Día de los Reyes Magos. The biggest Cabalgata takes place here but you find similar processions in many towns on Mallorca.