For many Christians in Spain and Latin America, and in Osceola County, the holiday season will actually come to an end in January on the 12th day of Christmas known as the Feast of the Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day.
The holiday celebrates the biblical story in which the Three Kings, or Three Wise Men, visit baby Jesus after his birth.
According to the Gospel of Matthew, the three Kings search for, and find Jesus, by following a brilliant star in the sky across the desert for twelve days.
The three Kings, Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar traveled to Bethlehem to bring gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and to worship the baby Jesus.
As the story in the Bible tells, Jesus was born in Bethlehem during the time of King Herod, the Three Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”
Traditionally, it is on this day of celebration that children receive gifts from the Three Kings.
This year the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber’s annual Three Kings Day will be held at OLD TOWN on Sunday, January 5th from 10am-2pm and admission is free!
This event attracts thousands, as the celebration will include FREE photos with the Three Kings, FREE hot dogs, FREE juice, and ONE FREE toy for children under eleven (While supplies last). In addition, children’s BICYCLES will be raffled off EVERY 5 MINUTES throughout the day.
After you’ve enjoyed the Three Kings Day celebration, Positively Osceola encourages everyone to stroll through Old Town and enjoy the unforgettable family experience featuring a unique collection of shops, dining options, rides and family friendly attractions.
Old Town is the recreation of a classic Florida town featuring historical architecture and distinctive storefronts. If you’ve never visited Old Town, or it’s been a while since you have, set aside some time to do so. Positively Osceola considers it to be one of our favorite attractions in Osceola County and Central Florida!