Three Kings Day in Washington, DC

Free for the entire family!


Washington, D.C. – For more than 40 years, GALA has celebrated the holidays with its traditional event for the community, Fiesta de los Tres Reyes Magos/The Three Kings Day Celebration. GALA will again tell the timeless story of the Magi with song, dance and storytelling at two performances on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. These bilingual presentations for the entire family preserve one of the most popular celebrations of Latino cultures.

Fiesta de los Reyes Magos takes place at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW. Admission is free, but a small gift for a child is suggested. Tickets for the 11:30 am presentation will be distributed at GALA’s Box Office at 10 am on a first-come, first serve basis. Tickets for the 2:00 pm presentation will be distributed at the Box Office at 12 pm.

Date: Jan. 06, 2008 Slug: ph-kings assignmet no: 197041 Photographer: Gerald Martineau Location: 3333 14th St, NW Tivoli Theater Summary: Latino Three Kings Day celebration Caption: We photograph the procession celebrating Three Kings Day down 14th street NW and into the Tivoli Theater where a performance was held. One of the three kings holds onto “Sparkle,” a Cicilian Donkey from Leesburg, VA Animal Park. Edgar Trujillo is dressed as Joseph and Karen Morales Chacana plays Mary. StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Sun Jan 6 16:27:01 2008

A procession/posada with the Three Kings and live animals –including donkeys, goats, and sheep– will begin at 1:00 pm at the corner of Park Road and 14th Street, NW.

The 2018 Fiesta de los Reyes Magos features Bienvenido Martínez as Balthasar and Delbis Cardona as Gaspar, Héctor Diaz as Melchior. The featured performers include Honduran singer María Isolina; Los Quetzalitos, a youth Mexican dance company directed by Laura Ortiz; and the popular Bolivian dance group Caporales San Simón, VA USA. The event also will include the traditional Nativity and the giving of gifts by the Magi. Alejandro Negrón, who is the host of DC Agenda Radio, is the Master of Ceremonies. Refreshments will be served following each performance.

Parking is available at a discount in the Giant Food garage on Park Road, NW behind the theatre (validation at the theater). GALA Theatre is also one block from the Columbia Heights metro station on the Green and Yellow lines.

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Photo cover credits: Stan Weinstein

Photo #2: Dubraska Vale

Photo #3: Gerald Martineau

Rest of the photos: Stan Weinstein