By The Star Staff
Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia announced on Tuesday the celebration of the event “Reyando pa’l Distrito,” which will take place for the second consecutive year on the eve of Three Kings Day, on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, and which will live artistic performances free of cost for all families in Puerto Rico.
The event will start at 10 a.m. and run until 6 p.m., and this year it will take place in the T-Mobile District in San Juan.
“Last year we invited the people of Puerto Rico to the Choli and it was a total success and thousands of families from around the island enjoyed it with us, keeping alive the traditions of the Three Kings festival that distinguish us so much,” the governor said at a press conference. “This year we invite you again to enjoy and share starting at 10 a.m. outside the Puerto Rico Convention Center and the T-Mobile District with the Three Wise Men and their camels. There they will be able to fill their boxes with grass, see circus and illusionist acts, and a Christmas play, as well as a varied musical offering from the police, firefighters and correctional officers bands.”
The governor was accompanied by the executive director of the Convention Center District Authority, Mariela Vallines, the assistant executive director of infrastructure at the Highways and Transportation Authority, Lissette Lugo, the secretary of the Department of Public Security (DSP), Alexis Torres, the San Juan area police commander, Col. Orlando Rivera Lebrón, and several agency heads.
Likewise, there will be candy, cotton, popcorn, magicians, clowns, inflatables, photos with the Three Wise Men printed instantly for free, raffles, many surprises and direct services from more than 30 government agencies, including vaccinations against COVID-19 and influenza by Health Department staff. The Coca-Cola Music Hall’s doors will open at 1:30 p.m. for performances by DJ King Arthur, the ACirc circus and Atención Atención.
For safety reasons, as at other events held at the Coca-Cola Music Hall, anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. No tickets will be distributed and entry will be allowed until it is full to capacity. The show will also be broadcast on the screens in the Plaza Popular of the T-Mobile District, which are the only ones of their kind in Puerto Rico. There will be limited car parking at the Coca-Cola Music Hall during the show. Re-entry and the entry of coolers will not be allowed, among other items that will be shared on the official social networks of Governor Pierluisi (https://www.facebook.com/govpierluisi and https://twitter.com/GovPierluisi) .
As part of the event, all public transportation services will be free that day including the Tren Urbano, AMA buses, ATI, Metrobus, Metro Urbano and TU Conexión. The Urban Train will be available from 5:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. The routes of the public bus terminals of the Caguas Urban Metro (E-30), Toa Baja (E-20) and Bayamón, will be in service from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. and they will make trips every 30 minutes that can be monitored in real time in the First Transit Puerto Rico application. There will be a special bus service from the Sagrado Corazón station of the Tren Urbano to the District from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The operating hours of the Puerto Rico Ferry de Cataño boat service will be from 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Cataño to San Juan) and from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. (San Juan to Cataño).
“We are waiting for all of you in ‘Reyando Pa’l Distrito’ because we want our families to enjoy a great Three Kings Eve while preserving our traditions and the unity that characterizes us as a people,” Pierluisi reiterated.