Dallas Celebrates Tradition and Community with 20th Annual Latino Cultural Center's Posada Festivities

Dallas Celebrates Tradition and Community with 20th Annual Latino Cultural Center's Posada FestivitiesSource: Google Street View
Margie Townsend
Published on December 05, 2023

Dallas' Latino Cultural Center (LCC) is rolling out the welcome mat for its Posada festival on December 17, 2023, celebrating two decades of traditional Hispanic holiday cheer. This event is packing the festive punch with complimentary activities for the public from 3 p.m. to the festive wraps at 6 p.m., according to the City of Dallas.

The lineup features local talents like Rondalla Romantica de Dallas, Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklórico, and the Our Lady of Lourdes Matachines group, so expect a cultural feast for the eyes and the soul. Kids in tow can get crafty with hands-on activities, and while the organizers are keeping mum on the "other surprises," they're promising a good time for all, first-come, first-served.

As per tradition, 'posada' reenacts the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph seeking refuge and highlights the communal spirit of the season. Proceeding with a procession, participants can belt out carols, wrapped in the warmth of the communal celebration, just like in the good old days in Bethlehem's neighborhood forecast. At 3:00 p.m., patrons can assemble at LCC Plaza to join in the merriment, culminating in a welcoming entrance back at the main plaza for live performances guaranteed to get feet moving and hearts swelling.

Latino Cultural Center (LCC) is a cultural workhorse under the City of Dallas’ Office of Arts & Culture, dedicated to preserving and pimping out Latino arts and culture in the area. For culture buffs who want to delve deeper into the offerings, the Latino Cultural Center swings open its doors Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or hit them up online or dial 214-671-0045 for the 411. For the news hounds and bilingual interview enthusiasts, there's a chance to chew the fat with the organizers; just don't forget to RSVP through their provided link.