La Gran Posada
December 17th, The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre in partnership with the Arts Center of the Ozarks will present La Gran Posada, a community holiday performance and celebration. La Gran Posada will begin at 5:00 pm, so audience members should arrive at 4:30 pm at Shiloh Square, 106 W Emma Ave, to join the procession. Participants should dress for cold weather. This event is free and open to the public.
This Downtown Springdale event offers Northwest Arkansas neighbors an opportunity to participate in a unique and culturally meaningful holiday tradition. With over 200 in attendance last year, La Gran Posada is a bilingual telling of the traditional Las Posadas story of Joseph and Mary on their search for lodging in Bethlehem.
The event kicks off with the Posada story and community procession starting at Shiloh Square and ending at the Arts Center of the Ozarks. Following the Posada there will be a series of short performances at The Arts Center of the Ozarks. These include dance performances from the Ballet Folklórico, Chinelos Morelenses Unidos, and Danza Azteca. In addition traditional holiday snacks, drinks, and piñata will be provided for everyone to enjoy.
Co-Presented by Arts Center of the Ozarks and Artist’s Laboratory Theatre, with community partners; Latin Art Organization of Arkansas, Downtown Springdale Alliance, Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center, and Stitches.