Esperanza Presents Annual Christmas Community Celebration Hosted by Univision’s Ilia Garcia

Christmas in The Barrio, a latino holiday celebration for the whole family

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA – Dec. 16, 2019. Esperanza Arts Center presents our annual Christmas celebration for the community – hosted by Univision’s Ilia Garcia, and featuring performances by Rev. Irving Cotto, Suzzette Ortiz leading the AMLA ensemble and children’s choir, and the Esperanza Academy Dance Ensemble. Join us for an evening of Christmas caroling, traditional Latino music and dance, festive food, face-painting, and fun activities for the entire family.

Salvation Army Toy Drive
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to bless a family this Christmas!

WHEN: Friday, December 20, 2019, 7:30pm
WHERE: Teatro Esperanza, 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia PA 19140. Free parking available in the Bristol Street lot.

  • SVP Esperanza Arts Center, Bill Rhoads.
  • Ilia Garcia and Artists Upon Request
  • Attendees upon request (children and community members)
FREE ADMISSION, RSVP HERE: https://www.showclix.com/event/christmas-in-the-barrio


For media coverage, please contact Joy Huertas at (215) 324-0746 ext. 480, (267) 591-3394 or at jhuertas@esperanza.us

About Esperanza. Esperanza is a national community-based social benefit organization founded in 1986 by Rev. Luis Cortés and the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity with the biblical mandate to serve and advocate for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). Beginning with a local initiative, with programs targeted to address the unmet needs of North Philadelphia’s Hispanic community, Rev. Cortés is now sought by national and international leaders alike on issues of economic and workforce development, housing, immigration, and education. Under his leadership, Esperanza has grown from a small operation to a $50 million organization with more than 500 employees. Follow us on social media @esperanza_us on Twitter and Instagram, EsperanzaUSA on Facebook and Esperanza US on YouTube.

About Esperanza Arts Center. Guided by Esperanza’s core values of faith, integrity, and excellence, Esperanza Arts Center is the center for Latino performing arts in the Philadelphia region, spotlighting the rich spectrum of traditions from Central and South America and the Caribbean, as well as other cultures from around the world, creating positive transformational experiences for students, families, and attendees of all ages through the arts. For more information visit www.esperanzaartscenter.us