ArtsQuest is proud to host its 10th annual El Dia de los Reyes, Three Kings Day, on Sunday, Jan. 2. From 3-6 p.m.
Join the Three Wise Men and follow Bethlehem’s “Star of Wonder” to the ArtsQuest Center for the honored tradition of Three Kings Day. Sponsors helping to make the event possible include B. Braun Medical, PPL Corporation and La MEGA Radio with gifts funded in part by sponsors and supporters of the event, including B. Braun Medical, PPL Corporation, Westside Hammer and Carlos Lopez. This event is free and open to the public. Face coverings will be required for all attendees regardless of age and vaccination status.
“We are proud to once again host this annual family tradition,” said Kassie Hilgert, ArtsQuest president and CEO. “This is one of the first of many events being planned for the new year. We are excited to continue to welcome the community back to our campus and celebrate being together.”
During this cultural celebration, families will enjoy live musical performances by Los Pleneros de USA and Herencia Jibara, a reading of “The Three Kings” in both Spanish and English by La MEGA Radio hosts and a visit from Einstein the Snow Camel from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo. Delicious food prepared by Holy Infancy Catholic Church will be available for purchase during the event.
“I continue to be amazed each year that the Three Kings celebration, while attended mostly by Latinx families, always draws non-Latinx families who truly want to teach and share this tradition with their children,” said ArtsQuest Board of Trustees member and Chair of ArtsQuest’s Sabor! Committee Myrna Rivera. “Cultural awareness continues to grow each year through our Three Kings celebration.”
Three Kings Day, also known as Epiphany or Theophany, is a Christian feast day in celebration of the revelation of God in his Son as Jesus Christ. From Spain to Chile to Mexico, Three Kings Day marks the end of the festivity filled “12 Days of Christmas” that commemorate the journey of the Three Wise Men or Magi from the east — Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar — to Bethlehem by way of horse, camel and elephant to present the newly born baby Jesus with holy gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Sunday’s event will take place in the ArtsQuest Center with children being escorted to the Blast Furnace Room where the Three Kings will hand out toys funded in part by sponsors and supporters of the event, including B. Braun Medical, PPL Corporation, Westside Hammer and Carlos Lopez. Everyone is welcome to attend this dynamic cultural experience.
For more information, visit steelstacks.org. For the safety of guests of all ages face coverings will be required to attend, regardless of age or vaccination status. Visit artsquest.org/safety for the latest updates.
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events.
Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50% of which are free, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region. ArtsQuest is a proud member of NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association.