Once again, children will be forming a line to sit on the laps and get a regalo from Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltasar at Centro Hispano’s annual Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings’ Day) celebration Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-noon at Centro.

According to Latino tradition, children receive presents on Jan. 6, “el día de Reyes,” the Day of the Kings, or the Wise Men. It is the Magi who brought the presents to the Baby Jesus, and tradition has it that they bring toys to the boys and girls who have been good. Centro traditionally hosts its Tres Reyes Magos celebration on the Friday closest to Jan. 6.

This traditional “3 Kings’ Day” celebration is a community favorite. The event is for over hundreds of children and their families (400+). As part of the event, Centro gives out gifts to the children, holds a raffle and provides traditional pastries and hot chocolate to the attendees.

Centro is still seeking donations of toys and gift cards for this event – please contact [email protected] for more information. More information about the event can also be found here.