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RIDING ELCHE | This is how the Three Kings parade will be in Elche: schedule, alternative route and 3,000 more locations

Elche will get back your Magic kings’s horse riding after not being able to celebrate it last year due to the pandemic. The royal pages they are already in town to receive the children’s letters. The Letters to the Magi can be delivered at the Christmas Fair, located in the Paseo de la Estación, between this Monday and Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. “We will once again have a magnificent Kings Parade, full of fantasy and illusion for the little ones. We have made an effort to carry it out and adapt to current recommendations “, assures the mayor of Parties, Mariola Galiana.

The particularities of this year have forced to draw a Alternative tour of the Three Kings Parade in Elche to the traditional one, with wider streets and avenues and wide sidewalks, so that the public that congregates can enjoy larger spaces. The parade this Wednesday 5 will leave at 7:00 p.m. from Pedro Zerolo park and its route will run through Novelda and Libertad avenues, Jorge Juan and Vicente Blasco Ibáñez streets, the Altamira bridge and Diagonal Traspalacio, to finish at Maestro Albéniz street. This year the chairs have also been increased, which will go on sale this Tuesday, until 11,500 seats, which is 3,000 more than the last ride.

The chairs for the Elche Parade They can be purchased from this Tuesday 4, starting at 9 am, in two formats: online, through the Instanticket platform, and through face-to-face sale, in three booths that will be installed in the Plaza dels Algeps, in the Paseo de la Estación and in Reina Victoria Street. The booths will open between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., although it is foreseeable that they will be formed long lines and that the seats are sold out in a few hours, so it will not be necessary to open the points of sale in the afternoon. Both for online and face-to-face sales, you can only purchase one maximum of ten seats per person. The seats that are purchased online will be for Maestro Albéniz and Vicente Blasco Ibáñez streets and the Altamira Palace, while those that are purchased in person will be for Novelda avenue and Jorge Juan street. The price of the chairs is 1.5 euros.

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On Wednesday 5 the Three Kings will receive the children at the Altamira Palace in the morning and they will also collect letters with requests and wishes. This reception will begin at 10:30 am and end at 2:00 pm. The Three Kings parade in Elche that will start at 7:00 p.m. will be headed by the Local Police motorcycles and the skaters of the Elche Skaters Association. The second section will be made up of mosquitoes, acrobats, puppets and fire throwers that will impress the public. The children’s part of the parade will star cartoon characters like Pinocchio or Jiminy Cricket, fairies, dolls and nutcracker soldiers.

The universes of Marvel y Star Wars They will also be represented with Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man, Baby Yoda or the imperial soldiers. A circus show, with exhibitions of tightrope walkers and clowns. The biblical part It will feature the recreation of the Hebrew people, the shepherds, the annunciation and the stars that will precede Melchior, Gaspar and Baltasar. The Three Wise Men will be accompanied by pageantry and music bands. What will not be done this year, due to the current situation, is the final part, after the conclusion of the tour, in which the delivery of presents to the Child Jesus is recreated. “We have chosen a wide route and we do not want crowds to occur at the end,” says Galiana.

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