How to celebrate the Three Wise Men in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is an ideal tourist destination to enjoy a different kind of Christmas, with a mild climate and a programme of festivities for all the family. The island offers a wide variety of activities and events for all ages, from the traditional Three Kings parade in Gran Canaria to concerts and special parties.

What to do on the Three Kings Day in Gran Canaria

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The Magi in Gran Canaria offer an exciting way to celebrate the holiday on this beautiful Spanish island. From enjoying events for the youngest members of the family, to the traditional Three Kings Parade, to concluding the most magical day of the year with a visit to the traditional street markets.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience, full of fun and tradition, in this paradise in the middle of the Atlantic!

Visit the Three Wise Kings

The most special holiday of the year starts with the arrival of the Three Wise Men and their reception by the children in their royal home in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 

Furthermore, the children can hand in their letters to the Three Wise Men, talk to them, ask for those last minute presents and have their photos taken with them. The Royal House of the Three Wise Men is located in Doramas Park. Children can visit it from Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 20:00 hours.

The Three Wise Men Parade

Undoubtedly the most awaited moment for the little ones of the house, the Three Wise Men Parade in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In addition, it’s the most popular Christmas event in Gran Canaria and is celebrated on the 5th of January, going through the main streets of the city and is full of music, dance, and magic.

The Magi parade in Gran Canaria starts in Santa Catalina Park and ends in the Triana area. Along the route, children can see floats full of gifts, cartoon characters and dance and music shows.

Children’s activities

In addition to the visit to the Three Wise Men and the Three Kings Parade, in Gran Canaria you can enjoy a wide variety of children’s activities to enjoy the Three Kings festivities. Children can visit playgrounds, museums, theatres and other places of interest.

Some of the most popular places for families with children include:

  • Parque Doramas: a large park located in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, offering open-air theatre performances, puppets, children’s games and concerts.
  • Elder Museum: the science museum with interactive exhibits for children.
  • Teatro Cuyás: one of the most important theatres in the capital with children’s shows during the Epiphany festivities.

Traditional street markets

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Moreover, one of the best options to round off the Three Kings’ Eve is to visit the traditional markets that are set up all over the island.

The most popular of all is the San Telmo Christmas Craft Fair. Every year, more than 94 artisans from 18 of the island’s 21 municipalities come together to exhibit their best creations, providing unique personalised gift options.

Enjoy the largest amusement park in the Canary Islands

If, in addition to the traditional Three Wise Men parade plans that the island offers, you want to enjoy the only amusement park in the Canary Islands with the whole family, Holidayworld Maspalomas is the best plan.

Besides, as well as having a roller coaster, Big wheel or bumper cars, it offers the public all kinds of fun such as karaoke, tickets, a sports bar, escape rooms, bars, and night-time entertainment.


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