Dec. 9th, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, San Jose.
School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave San Jose, CA 95116
On Friday, December 9, La Plaza invites community members of all ages to celebrate as the year of events culminates with the annual holiday celebration, Fiesta Navideña. The yearly festival has become a local tradition for its ability to bring together friends, families, and neighbors to rejoice in the season.
The festivities this year will include an artisanal vendor market, delectable Mexican cuisine, traditional folk music by Los Panaderos, a theatrical performance by Teatro Alebrijes, folklórico dance by Los Lupeños de San Jose, and a closing concert by Las Cafeteras. This Los Angeles-based band is renowned for their sonic explosion of Afro-Mexican rhythms, electronic beats, and powerful rhymes that document stories of a community seeking to “build a world where many worlds fit.”
This family-friendly event begins with a luminescent Christmas tree lighting, arts and crafts booths in the gallery, a vendor market in the theater lobby, photo opportunities in the Plaza’s garden, and plenty of chances to get up and dance in the warmth of our indoor pavilion. Wrap up the year by creating new memories with our beloved community at La Plaza.
Fiesta Navideña is brought to you by:
the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco, TOPA Architecture, AARP, Destination: Home, City of San José ABIERTO Program, County of Santa Clara, PG&E, Councilmember Raul Peralez, Pro-Sweep, True Partners Consulting, Excite Credit Union, Stanford Health, BluSky Restoration, eBay, On Lok, Indian Health Center, Strickland Strategies, Meriwest Credit Union, Rocketship Public Schools, Stanford University, Gardner Health Services, Comcast, The Health Trust, Vice Mayor Chappie Jones, Councilmember Sergio Jimenez, and the City of San José.