Mariachi Christmas Returns to Popejoy Hall

Mariachi Christmas Returns to Popejoy Hall

It wouldn't be the holidays in New Mexico without Mariachi Christmas. Returning for its 20th year, the show brings an authentic Mexican celebration to the stage at Popejoy Hall. Music and dance combine for a production filled with energy, tradition, and Christmas spirit. Experience holiday bliss and rich heritage on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3 pm.From University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), musical artist, Mariachi Aztlán, and Mexican folklóric ensemble, Ballet Folklórico, come together for a holiday celebration.

Mariachi Christmas tells the story of Christmas infused with Mexican holiday traditions. The mariachi music, accompanied with energetic folk dance within the show, creates a unique and festive holiday celebration.Named after the ancestral home of the Aztecs, Mariachi Aztlán performs traditional mariachi music with passion and skill. Their ensemble includes violinists, guitarists, trumpeters, and other skilled musicians. The group has toured throughout Mexico, the United States, and Canada, sharing Mariachi music across North America.

They are nationally recognized for their performances-some of which include playing at the White House-in addition to collaborating with Houston Grand Opera to create the world's first "Mariachi-Opera."UTRGV's Ballet Folklórico dance group brings vibrant energy to every performance using traditional folk dance. The group has been showcased in dance conferences throughout the country, and has toured all over Europe, taking their Mexican heritage with them wherever they go. The talented 32-member troupe, dressed in colorful costumes, is a show full of swirling colors and intricate movement.

Tickets for Mariachi Christmas are on sale for $62, $42, $32, and $25. Tickets can be purchased at UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore or at Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit). Tickets can be purchased online at or To charge by phone, call (505) 277-0388 or (505) 925-5858. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (505) 277-1569 or emailing
Mariachi Christmas Returns to Popejoy Hall

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