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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Celebrate Las Posadas! Feliz Navidad!
Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
It’s time to celebrate Las Posadas, which represents the 9 days leading up to Christmas! Make a Posada Placemat, create a Luminaria and enjoy a storytime reading of Uno, Dos, Tres, Posada! (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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