19th Annual Three Kings Winter Festival & Parade 2013
Chicago, IL December 21, 2012 ‐ The Annual Three Kings Parade will take place this year on Sunday, January 6th at Roberto Clemente High School, 1147 N. Western Avenue and end at the Humboldt Park Field House at 1440 N. Sacramento Avenue. Children (ages 0-12) may register at Clemente High School in order to receive a gift, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. At 3:15pm, families will board trolleys and buses for the parade led by the three kings. The Kings will be on horse drawn carriage followed by a line of
trolleys and double Decker buses, a classic Fire Truck, decorated Bikes, and motor cycles. The parade route goes from Western Ave. west on Division Street (Paseo Boricua) to Humboldt Park.The Dia de Los Reyes or Three Kings Day is celebrated on January 6th (Day of the Epiphany in the Catholic Calendar) which marks the traditional day in Puerto Rico when children receive their Christmas Holiday gifts. Today, especially in Puerto Rico, it has become a major holiday tradition of music, gifts and song. In keeping with this tradition, the Puerto Rican community in Humboldt Park comes together to bring gifts and cheer to all the children who brave the weather for this, the first parade of the year in Chicago.
This event is sponsored by The Division Street Business Development Association, Alderman Roberto Maldonado of the 26th Ward, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center, the Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA), the Chicago Park District (Humboldt Park), Chicago Land Toys For Tots, COMCAST, EXTRA Newspaper, West Town Bikes, La Voz del Paseo Boricua, West Town Bikes. Roberto Clemente High School, COMED, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School. MAXIMA (93.5FM &103.1FM), Dimension Latina (88.7FM). Café Teatro Batey Urbano.