But that's where the similarities to a traditional American holiday celebration ends.
On Dec. 20th, you can learn how to cook a few of Mexico's traditional holiday dishes at Mercadito's Holiday Cooking Class. The menu includes Tortitas de Camaron, which is essentially a shrimp fritter with cactus leaf, potato, pico de gallo, serrano chiles, and roasted tomato broth.
Sandoval will also demonstrate Ensalada Noche Buena, which is a mix of red apples, roasted baby beets, blood orange, jicama, pomegranate, toasted nuts, poinsettia and sweet crema.
The class costs $65 per person and includes dinner afterward. Reservations are required. Call 312-329-9555.