Una Noche de Las Posadas

Posted on Dec 9 by SEASONS Magazine

Young Una Noche de Las Posadas volunteers lead the singing procession while portraying Mary, Joseph and an Angel, along with “Burrito,” a 46-year-old donkey from Los Padres Outfitters. Photo by Dr. Paul Mori.

Young Una Noche de Las Posadas volunteers lead the singing procession while portraying Mary, Joseph and an Angel, along with “Burrito,” a 46-year-old donkey from Los Padres Outfitters. Photo by Dr. Paul Mori.

Participate in one of Santa Barbara’s oldest Christmas traditions as the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) presents the 27th annual Una Noche de Las Posadas on Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m.

This free, family-friendly event begins at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park and concludes at Casa de la Guerra. Join in this rich cultural tradition and experience firsthand the way in which Santa Barbara’s earliest Spanish and Mexican residents gathered together and celebrated Christmas with music, food, and merriment.

Las Posadas (The Inns) is the time-honored reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter in Bethlehem as it was once celebrated in Early California and is still observed throughout Latin America. Join in this rich cultural tradition and experience firsthand the way in which Santa Barbara’s earliest Spanish and Mexican residents celebrated Christmas with music, food, and merriment.

Friday, December 14, at 7 p.m.

Begins at the Presidio Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park
123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara.

Concludes at Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra St., Santa Barbara.

Free event. For more information call 805/965-0093 or visit www.sbthp.org.

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