Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Includes Posada Navideña Saturday
2015-12-17 · By Editor
Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga invites the residents of Long Beach and the greater Los Angeles & Orange County areas to celebrate the Holiday Season with the inaugural Posada Navideña. As part of the Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Entertainment Nights, this free community event will highlight the cultural diversity of Long Beach with a traditional posada Saturday, December 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The inaugural Posada Navideña will feature a procession on Christmas Tree Lane with community members, bilingual sing-a-longs, traditional drinks & appetizers, and a special performance by Mariachi Los Amigos. This unique community event is a collaborative effort between Councilmember Uranga, Semillas de Esperanza, a West Long Beach neighborhood group comprised of Latino families, and the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance, a local neighborhood group that also helps organize the annual Daisy Lane Parade.
Much like the City of Long Beach, the Seventh District enjoys a continuously diversifying population that continues to make great contributions to the traditions and celebrations of the city. The Posada Navideña aims to not only celebrate Christmas, but also bring cultural awareness of the traditions of many Latin American countries. Noting the significance of the event, Councilmember Uranga stated:
“Las Posadas are traditional a nine-day celebration leading up to Christmas Day. Enjoyed by many Latinos across Latinoamerica, this cultural festival, of sorts, is enjoyed by both religious and non-religious individuals. The focus of the inaugural Posada Navideña will be, first and foremost, bringing community together to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of this beautiful tradition!”
The inaugural Posada Navideña will take place in the Wrigley Neighborhood of Long Beach, in the middle of the Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane at the intersection with W. 20th Street. For more information on the Posada and the other Entertainment Nights, please visit www.longbeach.gov/district7/community/projects/daisy-avenue-holiday-events.