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Las Posadas on Olvera Street: DEC 16 – 24 - NOHO Senior Arts Colony News


Las Posadas on Olvera Street: DEC 16 – 24

December 8th, 2018

Experience an annual Los Angeles tradition! Las Posadas has been happening every holiday season since 1930. That’s pretty impressive. This cultural holiday celebration honors the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. It’s reenacted with vibrant costumes, traditional songs in Spanish, and beautiful music. Everyone is welcome. The procession starts and ends at the Avila Adobe, the oldest house in Los Angeles.  At the end, each visitor is given a cup of hot champurrado and a piece of delicious pan dulce, or sweet bread. This is a nine night festival, ending on Christmas Eve with a live Mary and Joseph, honoring the birth of Jesus. Kids will love the piñatas. Everyone will love the sweet bread and champurrado. Festivities begin at 6:00pm each night.