“I have asked for a train and a fire truck, and I have been good,” says Manuel, who has come with his friend Izan
Izan is three years old, the same as his friend Manuel. Accompanied by their parents they have been among the first to be able to climb the Royal Train that will be at the fairgrounds ‘Reino Mágico de Murcia’ in La Fica all this Sunday morning and where children can deposit their letter to the Three Kings. Both children agreed to ask for a train as a gift, although Manuel added a fire truck to the list. And they deserve it because “we have been good.” Inside, next to the large Royal mailbox, the Page of Their Majesties awaits them, who will ensure that the letters reach their destination.
Hand in hand with their father, the 7-year-old brothers Sofía and 9-year-old Enrique patiently awaited their turn. Their list was longer and along with a backpack, they expected to receive a sleeping bag and a doll that lights up at night, as well as sneakers to play soccer and “much more.”
Carlos José and Darnell, two friends of eight years, improvised the letter to the Kings together with the Express de Oriente and the one who had his wish most clearly was Darnell: games for the Nintendo, specifically, the Splatoon. His wish was especially directed at King Melchior.
A large teddy bear brightened up the wait for the little ones, who did not hesitate to take pictures with him. The vice mayor of Murcia, Mario Gómez, also approached, who did not hesitate to introduce his letter. “Above all, health and strength,” he said on the foot of the train, where he was checking that everything was working as planned.
This afternoon, to the districts
The train will leave this afternoon for the districts, towns that it will travel until next January 4, except December 31, the day in which the Express de Oriente will remain from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Plaza Circular.
The route begins today at Puente Tocinos on Calle Sol, from 4 to 5 pm; Llano de Brujas on Calle Mayor, in front of the church square, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Santa Cruz on Calle Mayor, next to the church, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and in El Raal on Calle Mayor next to the church, from 8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tomorrow, Monday, December 27 It will be in Alquerías on Francisco José Ortega Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Zeneta on the F-16 road Juan Carlos I street in front of the social center for the elderly, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Los Ramos on the RM-300 on the site next to the Cooperative Society from 12:30 to 13:00; Torreagüera on Fábrica street next to Montegrande park from 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM; Beniaján in Jardín Monte, avenida Monte Azahar from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; San José de la Vega on Sebastián Gálvez Arce street from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Los Garres on Huerto de los Simones street from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Los Dolores in front of the Church from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 28 It will be in Santiago el Mayor between Morera and Calderas del Gas streets from 10:00 to 11:00; Barrio del Progreso between Primero de Mayo street and Miguel Ángel Blanco street from 11:15 to 12:00; Algezares in Plaza Juan XIII from 12:30 to 13:30; Santo Ángel between Av. Juan Carlos I and Calle Sequen from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; La Alberca in the Auditorium garden from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and in El Palmar in the Los Chorletes garden from 6:45 p.m. until the end of the delivery of letters.
Wednesday December 29 It will begin in Sangonera la Verde on Calle Mayor next to Calle Avilesco from 10:00 to 11:00; Sangonera la Seca Avenida de Colón from 11:30 am to 12:35 pm; Puebla de Soto on Galera del Cerro street from 12:45 to 13:15; La Raya in the Plaza de la Inmaculada from 13:30 to 14:00; Rincón de Seca calle José Párraga Hernández from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Nonduermas Camino de los Bastidas intersection with Calle Virgen de la Fuensanta from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.; La Era Alta old road from the speed bump from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; San Ginés on San Ginés avenue in the Calle Mayor garden from 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and Aljucer calle Iglesia at the junction with Senda Alta street from 8:00 p.m. until the delivery of letters is finished.
Thursday December 30 It will start in Cobatillas, specifically in Calle San Roque from 10:00 am to 11:00 am; El Esparragal on Pedro Pintor Pedro Lores street from 11:20 to 12:00; Monteagudo on Constitución avenue from 12:15 to 13:00; Boxes in front of the church from 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Zarandona in front of the church and garden from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Cabezo de Torres calle del Carmen together with calle Virgen from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Churra in front of the esplanade, market and garden scene from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; El Puntal in front of the mayor’s office 20:15 to 21:00.
Sunday January 2 It will start in Espinardo on Calle Antonio Rocamora from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Santiago and Zaraiche in the Garden Acequia de Zaraiche from 11:30 to 12:15; Guadalupe on Avenida de los Jerónimos from 12:45 to 13:30; La Ñora in the Plaza de la Constitución from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Rincón de Beniscornia on Avenida de La Ñora with Calle Mayor from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; La Arboleja in front of the office from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; La Albatalía in the mayor’s office from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, january 4 It starts in Javalí Nuevo in the Plaza de la Ermita from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Javalí Viejo in the garden in front of the Pólvora factory, Padre Cabrera street from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Barriomar calle Barriomar from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.; Patiño in front of the church from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.