Iris Cintròn with her grandson Ryken Rey Cintròn.
Velvet Alvarez makes a paper crown with her niece Samantha.
Josito Torres and his son Ethan came to see the Three Kings and pick up a present. Torres, a truckdriver from Bethlehem, said he was thankful to have time off from work to take his son to the event.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS GRAVESThe Three Kings with Einstein the Snow Camel at the Jan. 5 event at Steelstacks in South Bethlehem. More photos are offered on page A2.
Luis and Marisol Nereda dance to the music of the band Herencia Jibara.
One of the Three Kings has a present for Angelis Pagan, the daughter of Angelica Rameriz.
Queen Amneris Vazquez, of Easton Area HS, and Queen Danyinet Melendez, of Allentown, came to meet the Three Kings and to help hand out presents to the children.
One of the Three Kings with Keishlyann Rodriguez, the daughter of Sheila Colón.
Damaris Torres attends the Three Kings celebration with her husband, Juan Carlos Torres and baby John Carlos.
Allentown resident Ariel Trinidad encourages his children, Emmanuel, Alejandro, and Sefonias to pet Einstein the Camel who visited the children at the Three Kings Celebration at SteelStax.
Christmas is not over until The Three Kings arrive
According to organizer Myrna Rivera, 500 children came to see Einstein the Snow Camel and to get presents from the Three Kings at a special celebration at SteelStacks on Jan. 5 in South Bethlehem.
Besides seeing Einstein, the kids all got to meet the Three Kings and receive a gift.
In Puerto Rico, Epiphany is a festive holiday commonly called Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos, or Three King’s Day. Children traditionally leave a box of fresh grass or hay under their beds for the Wise Men’s camels.
Sunday’s Three King’s Day Celebration included craft tables where children decorated paper crowns, a scavenger hunt, and food.
Live music was by Herencia Jibara and Los Plenaeros de USA.
The celebration was supported by B Braun, PPL, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union and Mega Millions lottery.