You’ve seen the tweets of Baby Yoda holding his little cup of soup, turning on Christmas music and being all-around adorable. Baby Yoda is brave, Baby Yoda is kind, Baby Yoda is everything we collectively wish we were. Baby Yoda is a Disney+ merchandise gold mine.
But now you don’t just have to page through infinite scrolls of Baby Yoda memes and clips to be a part of the hype, you can create your own scene with the little green guy by making a visit to Hotel Madrid. There, on a white brick wall, Baby Yoda stands – well not tall – but smiling under a sign reading Hotel Madrid’s signature slogan, #feedtheanimals.
This black-and-white mural, which went up Tuesday, comes one week ahead of Hotel Madrid’s “Gremlins” holiday takeover (Dec. 10-24). Sean Wille, director of marketing for Stand Eat Drink, says the pop-up will include recreations of scenes from the movie, five signature cocktails, tons of holiday decorations and, of course, jokes about not feeding the gremlins after midnight – in the form of a boozy Snickers milkshake.
Hotel Madrid co-owner Andrei Mikhail felt that Baby Yoda would fit in nicely with the “Gremlins” takeover, and even better with the bar’s #feedtheanimals slogan. The team then called up one of their go-to artists, Michael Cerda, to bring the cuteness to life in the form of an outdoor mural.
So thank you, Hotel Madrid, for bringing a little bit of “The Mandalorian” madness to Milwaukee. We can’t wait to see the creative photos our cream citizens will take with him, especially now that they launched a competition to see who can take the most amazing one.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 starting at 5 p.m.
Hotel Madrid will kick off their holiday takeover with a showing of the their favorite Christmas classic, “Gremlins.” Showtimes are at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., and there will be complimentary snacks of popcorn and gingerbread cookies.