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Nochebuena: Christmas Eve in Mexico with Ballet Folklórico de Los Angeles & Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar

  • Vista Center For The Arts
    15660 N. Parkview Place Surprise, AZ
  • Date: December 5, 2020
  • Phone: (623) 523-8888
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Price: $20-$40

In Mexico, Christmas is not just a single day, but a whole season of Christmas-re­lated celebrations. Today, the Christmas traditions in Mexico are a blend of indige­nous culture, Spanish heritage, and many influences. On Nochebuena (Christmas Eve), it is tradition for Mexican families to attend midnight mass before returning home to a late-night feast that includes foods like bacalao, ham, turkey, tamales, and mole, with ponche to drink and lots of music!

Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles catapulted to international fame when they danced at the 90th Annual Academy Awards in celebration of the Pixar movie, Coco, also performing at the D23 Expo, the Coco Premiere at the El Capitan Theater, and “Disney Night” on DWTS working alongside Natalia Lafourcade, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Miguel as they sang the award-winning “Remember Me”. BFLA is also part of the new Disney live production of Coco which debuted at the Hollywood Bowl in November 2019 and is streaming on Disney+.

Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, currently celebrating their 25th season, has captivated and delighted audiences at both intimate venues and major theaters throughout the United States, including the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Bakersfield Fox Theatre, and the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. Founded in 1994 by Jaime Cuéllar, the ensemble of 8-12 mariachi musicians is now led by his son, Jimmy K. Cuéllar, a three-time Grammy award winner in his own right.