20th Annual Posadas Celebration and Luminaria Lighting Festival


Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 · 4:00 pm


Veterans Memorial Plaza
1500 Main Street
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The Annual Posadas Presentation is an important part of the Mexican Christmas celebration. The word posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish, and this celebration recreate Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. The presentation will begin at Veterans Memorial Plaza in San Elizario.
It will be followed by Live Music, featuring the Sweet Adelines and other groups. There will be a special appearance by Danza Matachin Pavo Real and the traditional Christmas Piñata ceremony.
The Luminaria Lighting of thousands of luminarias in the San Elizario Historic District will take place shortly after sundown and remain lit throughout the evening. Traditional fare will be on hand.
The 3rd Annual Christmas Bicycle Giveaway of 50 new bicylces and Mr & Mrs Santa Claus will be onhand. Sponsored by the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society.

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