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Making Wishes Come True for Children of All Ages


Navidad en el Barrio's mission is making life more pleasant for those less fortunate than others. Diversifying its interests to all age groups has enabled the organization to continue bringing smiles to those who otherwise might have lost all hope.

A Message From Our President

Navidad en el Barrio began at the Ripley House Community Center in 1987 with a $5,000 contribution from Rainbo Baking Company.

Since then, Navidad en el Barrio has grown to encompass Christmas Programs in three major cities, Snow Day in Texas and special events for our "older kids". Our hard work and dedication would have produced much less were it not for the tireless efforts of thousands of volunteers and our treasured corporate sponsors.

We invite you to learn more about us, visit our events, volunteer your help, send your contributions, and make a personal difference in our world. We look forward to meeting you along the way.


Upcoming Events

Support Navidad en el Barrio at one of our many upcoming events in 2018 (pdf)! Upcoming:

Calendar icon Saturday September 08, 2018 6pm

Details: Please join us at our Annual Taquitos and Chanclitas Gala Honoring Judge Esmeralda "Essie" Peña Garcia & World War II Veteran Gilbert Z. Ontiveros & Koren War Veteran John Perez Jr. (Arabia Shrine Temple 10510 Harwin Dr. Houston, Tx 77036).

If you need further information on the event please view our event and sponsorship details (pdf) or contact Martha or Izzy at 713.594.2938 / *black tie and chanclitas optional

Gala Packages



Directions for Christmas Program

Free parking is available for volunteers! Download pass (pdf) to avoid confusion with lot attendants

To view a larger map in a new window click here, or click here to open in google maps.

Parking Map