Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles Brings Christmas Spectacular Nochebuena to the Wilson Center!

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce that Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar will bring their Christmas spectacular, Nochebuena, to the Wilson Center! This thrilling holiday season extravaganza, full of music and dance, will take the Wilson Center stage on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 31, 2022; tickets will be available online at 10 a.m., and in-person and telephone sales will open at 2 p.m. 

In Mexico, Christmas is not just a single day, but a whole season of Christmas-related celebrations. Today, the Christmas traditions in Mexico are a blend of indigenous culture, Spanish heritage, and many influences. On Nochebuena (Christmas Eve), it is tradition for Mexican families to attend midnight mass before returning home to a late-night feast that includes foods like bacalao, ham, turkey, tamales, and mole, with ponche to drink and lots of music! Gifts are not usually given at this time, but this is changing with increasing cultural influence from the USA. Santa Claus has started coming to Mexico!

Nochebuena is a journey through some of Mexico’s favorite Christmas traditions, though many of these customs and their celebration vary from region to region. Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles & Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar are thrilled to invite you to become part of this unforgettable Mexican Christmas Spectacular!

Please note that this is anticipated to be a full-capacity event, and will adhere to all local and state guidelines at the time of the show. Tickets may be purchased online at, or by contacting the Ticket Central box office. Ticket Central is open for telephone and in-person sales from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Ticket Central may be reached by telephone at 910.362.7999; questions may also be directed to

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