Where to celebrate el Día de los Reyes in Central Florida

Image via Busch Gardens.

By Crystal Harlan

January 5, 2024

From live performances and dazzling light displays at big theme parks to community events with free toys and activities for children, here are four places to celebrate el Día de los Reyes in Central Florida.

Even though el Día de los Reyes Magos—or Three Kings Day—isn’t celebrated in the States like it is in Puerto Rico, you can still find plenty to do in Florida to keep the tradition alive for your family.

Here are four events happening in Central Florida to celebrate Three Kings Day in 2024.

Three Kings Celebration at Seaworld
Jan. 5-7
7007 SeaWorld Drive
Orlando
Admission: Visit website for tickets

Seaworld is celebrating Three Kings Day en grande with the “Tale of the Three Kings” performance in the Nautilus Theatre, a live nativity scene depicting the arrival of the magi. The presentation will take place several times throughout the day and offer a photo opportunity for park guests.

There will also be Latin-inspired dishes and drinks prepared especially for Three Kings, including empanadas, tostones, and coquito. And don’t forget to walk through the Sea of Trees, a wonderland of sparkling holiday trees, located in SeaWorld’s lagoon. 

Osceola Chamber’s Three Kings Day
Jan 7
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Old Town, 5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimme
Admission: free

The three kings will make a special appearance at this event, where kids can take pictures with the magi. Local businesses have donated 3,000 toys for children, so each child under 11 will get a toy. There will also be free hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. Bikes and tablets will be given away by raffle throughout the event.

City of Tampa Three Kings Day Celebration
Jan. 6
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Al Lopez Park
4810 N Himes Ave, Tampa
Admission: free

Tampa will host its 2nd Annual Three Kings Day event with free food, toys for the kids, face painting, bounce houses, and an appearance from the three kings themselves.

Three Kings Celebration at Busch Gardens
Jan. 5 to Jan 6
See website for show times
Busch Gardens
10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa
Admission: See website for tickets

This weekend, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will celebrate the magi with the “Three Kings Journey” performance in Dragonfire Grill. The play tells the story of the famed journey of the three kings to the town of Bethlehem. There will also be live Latin music, crafts, food, and more.

RELATED: ¿De dónde viene la tradición de los Reyes Magos? Su historia y datos curiosos.

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  • Crystal Harlan

    Crystal is a bilingual editor and writer with over 20 years of experience in digital and print media. She is currently based in Florida, but has lived in small towns in the Midwest, Caracas, New York City, and Madrid, where she earned her MA in Spanish literature.

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