VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE CELEBRATION - Overnight vigil December 11/12
Nine night procession depicting the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with Christmas carols in English and Spanish. Children’s piñata breaking and live entertainment each evening. Complimentary champurrado and pan dulce.
LAS POSADAS - December 16th Christmas Eve, December 24th
Nine night procession depicting the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with Christmas carols in English and Spanish. Children’s piñata breaking and live entertainment each evening.
LOS TRES REYES - January 6th - A celebration of the Epiphany of the Magi (visit of the Three Kings) with music and a procession on Olvera Street followed by a colorful theatrical production in the Plaza.
FIESTA DE LA CANDELARIA - February 2nd - Traditional blessing of elaborately dressed icons in the culmination of the Christmas season. Music and prizes.
MARDI GRAS CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS - March 4- “Fat Tuesday” before Ash Wednesday, 9am 2 pm Olvera Street style Children’s Carnival with singing and dancing, a festive parade, crowning of “Little King and Queen,” mask making workshops and piñata breaking .
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - April 19 - This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals for the benefits they provide mankind, has been celebrated in the Plaza since 1930. All pets welcome. Live Entertainment. Petting zoo and free pony rides.
OLVERA STREET ANNVERSARY CELEBRATION -April 12. Nuestra Tierra Conference Celebrating the reopening of Olvera Street as a Mexican Marketplace in 1930. It is the oldest street in Los Angeles and home of the Avila Adobe, the oldest adobe in Los Angeles.
FIESTA DE LAS FLORES Music Festival - June 14. The entire Monument, including the colorful Olvera Street Mexican Marketplace is decorated to create scenes from Los Angeles’ historic past. Various areas provide opportunities for both amateur and professional photographers alike. Local professional & amateur musicians provide entertainment. June 16,2012.