LateRooms.com - Three Kings parade draws a crowd to Saragossa
November 29, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsLateRooms.com can announce that anyone who wants to make Christmas last a little bit longer may be interested in an unusual, seasonal event held every year in Spain's Aragon region.
Saragossa plays host to the Three Kings parade on January 5th, with events running into the following day.
A colourful carnival accompanies the Three Kings, or Wise Men, as they ride through the city distributing sweets and presents to the crowds.
People who have booked Saragossa hotels for early January will no doubt be drawn on to the streets as the parade passes by.
Local celebrities play the three principle characters, while elaborately decorated floats and people in costume make up this long procession.
It begins in the Puerta del Carmen area of the city and continues down the Calle Alfonso I.
Another highlight of the event is the creation of an enormous cake, which is displayed in the morning before being cut into small pieces and handed out at lunchtime in the Plaza del Pilar.
For people travelling with children, there are shows across the city aimed at a younger audience, on offer both before and after the parade.
"The Three Kings parade is likely to be popular," said Jess Reading, head of marketing at LateRooms. "LateRooms strongly recommends people considering attending to book hoteles Zaragoza as soon as possible."