Olvera Street (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Updated 11/2017

Las Posadas is the celebration that commemorates the journey Mary and Joseph took from Nazareth to Bethlehem as they searched for shelter in preparation of Jesus’s birth. It is a popular tradition throughout Latin America and there are several places in southern California that continue the tradition.

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Olvera Street (photo by Yvonne Condes)


Celebrate Las Posadas!
Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Pretend City invites families to its Las Posadas celebration on Saturday, December 16th from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. This program is specifically designed for children ages 3-6 and will feature arts and crafts activities, a special story time, and more. (All activities are included with museum admission).

Las Posadas on Olvera Street
El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Las Posadas celebration on Olvera Street is considered one of the oldest Christmas events in Los Angeles. For nine nights, beginning on December 16th through December 24th, families can watch (or join) a candlelight procession. Songs will be sung in English and Spanish. The procession will be requesting lodging, and finally will receive admittance. Festivities begin at 6 PM every night.

 

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