Las Posadas

Las Posadas, a ceremonial celebration of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, is co-sponsored by the Fremont Cultural Arts Council and the Old Mission San Jose.

December 15-23, 2017

Join us for the celebration of Mary & Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Since 1982 Old Mission San Jose and Fremont Cultural Arts Council provides an opportunity for families to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Each evening at 6:00 p.m. we will meet on the front porch of the Mission San Jose Museum, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont, to process while singing Christmas carols to a local business or site within two blocks of the Mission. A family is selected to carry the beautifully handcarved statue of Mary and Joseph. Once inside the host business or site, Fremont Cultural Arts Council has arranged for a short musical program and then we will enjoy light refreshments courtesy of our host. Wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight to read the music sheets as we process. We hope you wil join us rain or shine for this no-cost celebration during the Christmas season.

Photos courtesy of Victor Carvellas (top row), Nancy Dorighi (bottom row)


2016 Schedule (2017 Schedule Being Finalized)

Thursday, December 15
Von Till Law Offices
152 Anza St.
Entertainment: Anza St. Troubadors

Friday, December 16
Sisters of the Holy Family
159 Washington Boulevard, in the Large Dining Room
Entertainment: First United Methodist Church Bells Choir

Saturday, December 17
Dutra Enterprises, Inc. & Better Homes & Garden Realty
43430 Mission Boulevard
Entertainment: Santa’s Tallest Elves

Sunday, December 18
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
43326 Mission Blvd.
Entertainment: AAAAHZ Traditional Christmas

Monday, December 19
Mission Coffee and More
151 Washington Boulevard
Entertainment: Kristen Del Rio, Soprano

Tuesday, December 20
Shinebrite Cleaning Services
43367 Mission Blvd.
Entertainment: Connie Chew, Vocalist

Wednesday, December 21
Museum of Local History
190 Anza St.
Entertainment: Sharon Xavier de Souza, Soprano

Thursday, December 22
Tavares Realty
270 Washington Blvd.
Entertainment: Center Stage Singers

Friday, December 23
Old Mission San Jose
43300 Mission Boulevard
Entertainment: Carols with St. Joseph Parish Instrumentalists, followed by a piñata for the children

Call (510) 794-7166 for more information.

There are many references to the tradition of Las Posadas online. Here is one example of many.