The Good Bunny Foundation is set to bring back the festive cheer with its upcoming edition of "Bonita Tradición," a vibrant celebration of Puerto Rican Christmas traditions. Scheduled for December 23 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, the event promises fun-filled activities for all ages, reinforcing the island's rich cultural heritage.
This year's "Bonita Tradición" is more than just a celebration; it's a mission by the Good Bunny Foundation to bolster the talents of children and youth. Through the gift of art, music, and sports equipment, the foundation aims to nurture young talents. The event will feature thematic stations, offering an unforgettable day for families and fostering a love for Puerto Rican culture and unique Christmas traditions.
The foundation will distribute a variety of gifts, including musical instruments like keyboards, guitars, and timbales, sports equipment such as gloves, balls, and bats, and art supplies including drawing notebooks, canvas, brushes, and paints.
Attendees can indulge in a variety of free snacks and refreshments, including candy, ice cream, traditional food, and coffee. A special non-alcoholic coquito station will allow children to enjoy this traditional festive beverage.
The event will be a visual feast with decorations inspired by Puerto Rican Christmas lights, stations themed after classic seasonal songs, and iconic Puerto Rican traditions, perfect for photo opportunities. The Three Wise Men will also be present for greetings and photos, and children will receive a special box for the camels' grass, preparing for their visit on January 5.
Highlights include a "glow in the dark" ball pit, karaoke booths for festive singing, live musical performances, parades with bomba and plena rhythms, local artisans' wood carving demonstrations, and an art exhibition from the "Un Verano Contigo" camp participants.
To make "Bonita Tradición" more accessible, the Good Bunny Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Housing and the Association of Mayors of Puerto Rico, will provide transportation from five towns: Ponce, Fajardo, Mayagüez, Arecibo, and Orocovis.
José “Che Juan” Torres, director of the Good Bunny Foundation, expressed enthusiasm for the event, "We are thrilled to celebrate once again by supporting the dreams of our children and youth with gifts. We are excited to offer joy and promote family unity through this event. Our goal is to revive the love for our beautiful and special Puerto Rican Christmas culture and traditions."