Disneyland Embraces Latino Culture For the Holidays With 'Viva Navidad'!


Disneyland is adding some Latino flair to their Christmas celebrations this year. 

According to Fox News Latino, Disney ¡Viva Navidad! will be taking over Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure with a daily celebration inspired by Latino culture. 

“We have authentic food, dance, and music...based and inspired on the wonderful traditions of the Mexican culture during the holiday season,” said Mary Niven, Vice President of Disney California Adventure Park and Guest Services. “Mickey and Minnie are here! And they are in their Mexican finest attire and welcome all our guests.”

The celebration will feature authentic Mexican costumes, folklorico dancers, a "Mariachi v. Samba" music battle, and 12-foot-tall Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus mojiganga puppets. 

¡Viva Navidad! is open now, and will remain open until the January 6th, Three Kings Day.

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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