The Fiesta de Nochebuena returns to MOSTHistory


The Museum of South Texas History presents the Nochebuena Fiesta, a border holiday event with traditions, crafts, and Cowboy Santa, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 12. Courtesy Image
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EDINBURGH, Texas – The Museum of South Texas History presents the Nochebuena Fiesta, a border holiday event with traditions, crafts, and Cowboy Santa, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 12.

The popular “Posada Por Tiempo” will lead guests through the museum’s iconic exhibit on the legacy of Rio Grande while singing the biblical story of Joseph and Mary seeking accommodation for the birth of the baby Jesus. This “Posada Por Tiempo” performance is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The talented Mariachi de Oro from Edinburg North High School will perform classic songs at 2:30 p.m. in the Grand Lobby. Before and after the mariachi show, guests can participate in the “Holiday Karaoke” entertainment in the Grand Lobby from 1 pm to 2 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Be sure to rehearse those favorite holiday tunes!

Families and visitors are welcome to enjoy fun to do and take away activities, which are included in the museum’s regular admission price. Museum staff will demonstrate how to make “memory ornaments”, “paper poinsettias” and “reindeer ornaments”. Practice lassoing techniques for “Wrangle Reindeers” in Will Looney Legacy Park, followed by a broken piñata at 4 pm

Meet Cowboy Santa in the upstairs galleries and share your favorite Christmas memories with him. Free photos with Cowboy Santa will take place between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Souvenir Polaroids are available for purchase at the museum store.

Other crafts, art and jewelry will be on sale from vendors Sew Young Embroidery, Zoquitl Studio, and Iba Sisters Handmade Jewelry & Accessories. Come hungry and bring extra cash to sample classic Mexican dishes such as tamales, pozole, and champurrado. For dessert, the Boy Scouts will sell pan dulce, aguas frescas and sodas. To accompany the pan dulce, La Catrina Coffee will sell ethically sourced roasted coffee beans and provide complimentary small coffee samples.

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The admission fee for the Fiesta de Nochebuena is $ 9 for adults (aged 18 and over); $ 6 for seniors with ID card (62 and over), active military and students with ID (13 and over); $ 5 for children (4 to 12) and free for children 3 and under. FRIENDS of MOSTHistory are admitted free as part of FRIENDship and must provide an active FRIENDship card upon admission. For more information about the event or to become a FRIEND, please call 956-383-6911 or visit mosthistory.org.

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