Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kick-Off the New Year Discovering The Hispanic Tradition of the Three Kings Day at the Atlanta History Center

 A packed house watches three Pastores, left to right, Jose Lopez, Juan Saon, and Sammy Lopez, lead the the "Three kings", Christian Pinon, Ignacio Zuniga, and Juan Hinojosa, to baby Jesus in the manger. Dia de Reyes, or "Three Kings Day" was celebrated at the Atlanta History Center.


 WHAT: The Atlanta History Center in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate and the Instituto de Mexico presents the annual Hispanic holiday festival, Dia de Reyes or Three Kings Day.

This family fun program invites visitors of all ages to learn about the tradition through music, live performances, workshops, prizes and delicious traditional treats such as “Rosca de Reyes” for children, and an appearance by The Three Kings. New this year, a live nativity provides an engaging petting zoo for the little ones.
Admission to view the offerings of the Atlanta History Center is an additional cost. Admission is $16.50 adults; $13 students 18+ and seniors 65+; $11 for youths 4-12; and free for children 3 and under and History Center members. Admission includes the Atlanta History Museum and all exhibitions, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the 1860 Smith Family Farm, the 1928 Swan House, 22 acres of historic gardens and green space including the Connor Brown Discovery Trail, and even a ticket to visit the Margaret Mitchell House at the History Center’s midtown campus. The Atlanta History Center is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM; Sunday, Noon – 5:30 PM 

WHEN: Sunday, January 6, 2013; Program is from 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Capacity is limited. Doors to program do not open until 12:45 PM

WHERE: Atlanta History Center; 130 West Paces Ferry Road; Atlanta, GA

: 404.814.4000;

ADMISSION: This program is free to members and non-members and will be held in the Grand Overlook Ballroom at the Atlanta History Center.

Highlights of the Program:
 An appearance by The Three Kings• Performance by members of the Atlanta Symphony
• Performance by Ballet Folklorico Ecos de Mi Tierra
• Live Nativity with petting zoo animals for the little ones
• Prizes, workshops, and traditional treats for the children

Support: Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts Council, the Instituto de Mexico, and the Mexican Consulate.

*Photo credit: Bob Andres,

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