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.

Save the Date: December 15-23, 2018

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 hand-carved 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 will join us rain or shine for this no-cost celebration during the Christmas season.

2017 Schedule

Co-sponsored by Old Mission San Jose Museum and Fremont Cultural Arts Council. For more info, contact 510-657-1797, ext 106

The 2017 Las Posadas procession will visit:

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

Saturday, December 16
Sisters of the Holy Family
159 Washington Blvd.
Entertainment: Connie & Friends

Sunday, December 17
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
43326 Mission Circle
Entertainment: AAAAHZ Traditional Christmas Music

Monday, December 18
Mission Coffee Roasting Co.
151 Washington Blvd.
Entertainment: Kristen Del Rio, Soprano

Tuesday, December 19
Better Homes & Garden Realty – Reliance Partner
43430 Mission Blvd.
Entertainment: Sharon Xavier de Souza, Soprano

Wednesday, December 20
Museum of Local History
190 Anza St.
Entertainment: Santa’s Tallest Elves

Thursday, December 21
Shinebrite Cleaning
43367 Mission Blvd.
Entertainment: Centerstage Singers

Friday, December 22
Tavares Realty
270 Washington Blvd.
Entertainment: Knuti Vanhoven

Saturday, December 23
Old Mission Church
43266 Mission Blvd.
Entertainment: Carols followed by a piñata for the children

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

Photos courtesy of Nancy Dorighi (top left, bottom left), Victor Carvellas (top right), Teresa Schmidt (bottom right)