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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Watch a Mexican Christmas Dance

In Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries, La Posada Navideña is a Christian ritual that honors the nine nights that Mary and Joseph trekked from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of lodging. In honor of this tradition, members of the Calidanza Dance Company will don brightly colored costumes, called Jalisco ribbon dresses, and perform folk dances. This 16th Annual Posada Navideña will be held on December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. Tickets are $5–$10 and are available at