Tuesday 4th January 2022 – PRESS RELEASE with Mike Smith
The Magi of the East have announced details of their annual visit to Xàbia during the early evening of Wednesday 5th January 2022, arriving in the port at 5.00pm and then making their way through the town in a non-stop cavalcade of music and dancing.
As always, Melchor, Gaspar and Balthasar will arrive by boat in the port where their entourage will await them. However, in order to avoid the gathering of a crowd, the public are advised that the port esplanade will be closed to all except those who will be participating in the procession.
Music and dancing will lead the non-stop parade through the town, leading the float on which their Majesties will greet everyone who comes to see them pass by. However, this year the entourage will not make any stops on the journey from the port to the end of the route at the olive tree roundabout in the town and there will be no final act in the Placeta del Convent as the kings will be leaving directly to continue their journey to other towns.
Their Majesties have reminded everyone that we must all be aware of the current health situation we are living in and work together on what is necessary to make this amazing event as safe as possible for all. Therefore, everyone is asked to comply with all the necessary preventative measures – the wearing of masks and the maintenance of interpersonal distances – and use common sense to avoid the gathering of crowds.
The route of the procession is long and wide enough to make it available to the public in a safe and cautious manner. It will be non-stop and, after leaving the port of Xàbia at 5.00pm, it is expected that it will arrive in the historic centre earlier than usual.
- Access to the port esplanade will be closed.
- The Kings will not stop at any point along the route to avoid the gathering of crowds.
- There will be no final act in the Placeta del Convent.
Route: Port de Xàbia · Plaza Presidente Adolfo Suárez · Avenue Rey Jaime I · Avenida Lepanto · Avenida del Port · Avenida Juan Carlos I · Rona Nord, Avenida Principe d’Asturias · Placeta del Convent · Carrer Doctor Borrull.