Family Programs

Las Posadas Festival

Please note that December’s family festival will be held in the evening on the third Sunday of the month!
Experience a traditional Mexican Christmas re-enactment of the story of Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter for the birth of the Baby Jesus at an inn (posada). Join us for face painting, art projects and Mexican hot chocolate and pan dulce. Performances by Rhythmo Mariachi Kids, Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, and Folklorico RaÍces de Mexico.

Location: Key Courtyard & John M. Lee Court 

Tickets: Free festival. Please note that the museum galleries will be closed. 

Event Schedule

4 – 5 pm Guitar performance by Joel Aceves
4 –7 pm Face painting and Gods Eyes Ornament art projects
4:20 pm Posadas begins with progressive stations from Bowers’ Historical Wing to the John M. Lee Court, accompanied by Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center.
5 pm Pinata Breaking
5:20 pm Folklorico Raices de Mexico perform
6 pm Rhythmo Mariachi Kids perform

Event details

December 15, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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