Posada Milagro 2018

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Posada Milagro 2018

A Christmas celebration for the whole family
Sunday, December 16, 2017, 1 PM – 5 PM

Milagro invites you to Posada Milagro 2018, a festive, cultural Christmas celebration filled with fun for the whole family.

Join us as we celebrate the holidays with something special for all ages. Participate in arts and crafts workshops, Spanish storytelling, piñatas, and original theatrical performances; featuring song, dance, and music with delicious authentic Mexican food by Tortilleria Y Tienda De Leon’s available for purchase throughout the day.

Performances will begin at 2 and 4 PM in the Milagro Theatre, featuring folkloric dance and music by Ballet Papalotl, Son Huitzilín, and a brand new traditional pastorela from Santos Herrera. Hosted by Noel Alvarez, admission is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first served basis starting at 1 PM.

Here at Milagro, we believe the holidays should be a time of festivities, giving, and joy. Join us for Posada Milagro 2018, a Latino Christmas celebration – from us, to you!

This program is made possible by the support of our partners at El Centinela and OnPoint Credit Union.

Annual Food Drive

We will be holding our annual food drive to benefit the Oregon Food Bank during Posada. No one should go hungry, especially during the holidays. Bring you canned and nonperishable goods to help a local family in need. Review the list of most requested items and items to avoid here.

Ballet Papalotl

Ballet Papalotl is a bi-cultural dance troupe. Since 2003, their mission has been to share authentic Mexican culture and folk dance with the people of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, in order to contribute to an harmonic multicultural society. “Papalotl” means “butterfly” in Náhuatl, the Aztec language.

Ballet Papalotl has partnered with the Consulate of Mexico, Milagro, and other major cultural organizations, as well as being featured in the leading media of the Northwest. Recognized as Culture Keepers in Oregon (Oregon Folklife Network and University of Oregon), Ballet Papalotl has earned multiple awards, including recognition from RACC and the 1st place for Best Native Costumes at the Rose Parade for eight years in a row. Dr. Kenya Marquez is the Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Papalotl. To find out more, visit Ballet Papalotl’s Facebook page for the latest updates on performances, workshops, and more.

Son Huitzilín

Son Huitzilín is a group of artists and educators that is dedicated to the study and sharing of the traditional music of southern Veracruz. Its members came together three years ago, from a wide variety of backgrounds, united by a desire to learn about and share Son Jarocho music. Along with groups from Eugene, Salem and Seattle, Son Huitzilín organizes monthly Fandangos that preserve traditions that had nearly disappeared, even in Veracruz. All over Mexico, the US and even in Europe, Son Huitzilín has become very popular in recent years because of the great sense of community that the music creates. Besides performing, the musical group offers the community free classes to learn how to play the Jarana, dance “zapateado” on the tarima, and sing traditional sones. For information on performances, workshops and fandangos, check Son Huitzilín’s Facebook page.

The Historic Pastorela

A contemporary pastorela, written and directed by Santos Herrera, and featuring Christian Barrios, Juan Cevallos, Johanna Echavarria, Yesenia Lopez, Magos Sandoval, and Elizabeth Vizcaíno.



December 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Portland, OR 97214 United States
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