Where To Celebrate Three Kings Day In Philadelphia This Holiday Season

Three Kings Day returns on Friday, January 6 with events across the city...

A holiday particularly popular among Spanish and Latin American communities, Three Kings Day — traditionally taking place on January 6 — is filled with festive food and presents said to be brought by the three kings (Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar).

Several spots throughout the city will host special fiestas in honor of the holiday, serving up traditional eats — including the Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread shaped like a wreath and topped with candied fruit. Music and dancing will set the scene for an afternoon or evening full of lively fun.

Read on to learn more about where to celebrate Three Kings Day in Philadelphia this season.

Concilio's Three Kings Day Celebration

Founded in 1962, Concilio is the oldest Latino organization in Philadelphia and certainly knows how to celebrate diverse Latino heritage. To mark Three Kings Day, Concilio hosts an evening event with storytelling and gifts for little niños.

Concilio's Three Kings Day Celebration

When:Thursday, January 5, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where:Concilio, 141 East Hunting Park Avenue


Three Kings Day at the Kimmel Center

Kimmel CenterPhoto by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia

The Mexican Consulate and the Mexican Cultural Center invite you to celebrate one of Mexico's most popular holidays at the Kimmel Center this December. Come out to enjoy a re-enactment of the Three Wise Men, festive piñatas and a piece of traditional “Rosca de Reyes” bread.

Three Kings Day at the Kimmel Center

When:Friday, January 6, 5:30 p.m.
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street


Three Kings Day Celebration at Taller Puertorriqueño

Bring the entire family to Taller Puertorriqueño for the center's Three Kings Day celebration, featuring a musical procession filled with song and merriment. After the performance, children will receive gifts in tradition of the holiday.

Three Kings Day Celebration at Taller Puertorriqueño

When:Friday, January 6, 3-6 p.m.
Where:Taller Puertorriqueno, 2557 N. 5th Street


Salsa Caliente! at the Painted Bride

Photo courtesy Painted Bride

Put those dancing shoes on and head out to the Painted Bride, hosting a Three Kings Day and Puerto Rican Christmas celebration on January 7. The festivities kick off with salsa dancing lessons, which are followed by a lively party into the night.

Salsa Caliente! at the Painted Bride

When:Saturday, January 7, 8 p.m.
Where:The Painted Bride, 230 Vine Street
Cost:$20 in advance, $25 at the door




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