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Las Posadas


When:
12/16/2009 - 12/24/2009
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where:

Olvera Street
Los Angeles St. at Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 485-6855
Event Website
MAP


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Las Posadas

This nightly presentation of the nine-day journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with singing, entertainment, a candlelight procession on Olvera Street and the breaking of a piñata each evening. 5:30-8:30pm.
The nightly procession winds through Olvera Street with the Merchants leading the group singing traditional hymns and holiday songs in both English and Spanish. Free champurrado (a Mexican hot beverage) and pan dulce (sweet bread) are served each night following the procession. There will also be a festive piñata breaking for the children.

Las Posadas has been celebrated on Olvera Street since the 1930s. In Spanish, las posadas means “inns” or “shelters,” and represents the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem and their search for shelter. For nine nights in December the procession stops at different shops on Olvera Street, each one representing a posada where the group asks to stay. Many of the
founding Olvera Street merchant families continue to preserve this wonderful and beloved holiday tradition, sharing the joy of the season with their children and grandchildren.

Olvera Street is part of El Pueblo Historical Monument and is located between Main and Alameda Streets in downtown Los Angeles. Public parking is available at nearby lots on Main, Los Angeles and Alameda Streets. Public transportation is also available via the Metrolink, MTA rail and bus service to Union Station.

Where:

Olvera Street
Los Angeles St. at Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
12/16/2009 - 12/24/2009
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Phone: (213) 485-6855

Event Website

MAP


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