Monday, November 18, 2019

Las Posadas 2019 - Sat Dec 7

Mark Saturday, December 7,  6:00 p.m. on your calendar and plan to join in the 14th annual Las Posadas Candlelight Walk in Sutter Creek! This event will take place no matter the weather.

Las Posadas is a traditional re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to rest, complete with a narration of the Christmas story and the singing of traditional Christmas carols.  Participants receive candles and programs at booths set up on Spanish Street near Immaculate Conception Church and on Main Street.  Children are invited to dress as angels or shepherds.

Mary rides the mule, Picolina, and is accompanied by Joseph and shepherds .  Musicians, a choir, and participants complete the procession. Along the way lighted by flickering luminarias, Joseph seeks shelter for Mary- but is rejected by those answering his knock at their doors. The procession moves along beautifully decorated Main Street, which has been closed to traffic. Finally, a stable in front of the Methodist Church provides a resting place.  After hearing lovely music there, everyone is invited into the hall where warm beverages and homemade cookies are served, and people enjoy chatting with friends old and new. Everyone is welcome to participate!

This is a beautiful, non-commercial way to begin the season of Advent, to enjoy the charm of the beautifully decorated city of Sutter Creek, and to be a part of this annual community event.

Las Posadas is sponsored by the Episcopal, Methodist, and St. Katharine Drexel’s churches.

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