Christmas and the three king’s festivals

The event that denotes the beginning of the Christmas activities is the Advent Calendar, in the plaça del Consell. This is followed by the traditional Santa Llúcia Fair, a charitable event at which people participate by buing a number for the draw of several hampers. On 24 December, there is the Cavalcada del Pare Noel and the traditional Missa del Gall with cake and boiled wine for everyone after Mass. On 5 January, there is the Cavalcada de Reis and the kings arrive on floats in Encamp and in El Pas de la Casa in four-wheel-drive vehicles, after skiing down the slopes with torches.