Las Posadas

DECEMBER 15-23, 2020

7 PM

Las Posadas, a ceremonial celebration of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, is co-sponsored by the Fremont Cultural Arts CouncilOld Mission San Jose, Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce and Tri City Voice

Save the Date: December 15-23, 2020


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 within a short distance of the Mission. A family is selected to carry the beautifully hand-carved statue of Mary and Joseph at the front of the procession. Once inside the host business or site, Fremont Cultural Arts Council has arranged for a 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.


Schedule from 2019 below. See 2020 Schedule for Virtual Event here.


The 2019 Las Posadas procession will visit:

Sunday, December 15

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

43326 Mission Circle

Entertainment: Christmas Detective Mystery, carols and humor

Monday, December 16

Sisters of the Holy Family

159 Washington Blvd.

Entertainment: Jim Burris and Ahhhz


Tuesday, December 17

Mission Coffee Roasting Co.

211 Avenida Palmdale

Entertainment: Kristen del Rio, Soprano

Wednesday, December 18

Museum of Local History

190 Anza Street

Entertainment: Center Stage Singers with Jeff Hansen, storyteller and tribute Sharon de Sousa


Thursday, December 19

Tavares & Associates

43385 Ellsworth Street

Entertainment: Knuti & Kurt, 1960's Christmas Songs from Nat King Cole to Brenda Lee


Friday, December 20

Better Homes & Garden Real Estate

43430 Mission Blvd. #100

Entertainment: Santa's Tallest Elves, a merry mix of holiday tunes


Saturday, December 21

Mission Barber

43279 Mission Blvd.
Entertainment: Bekah Dhand, soprano, traditional Christmas carols


Sunday, December 22

Robert J. Tisdale, D.V.M., Inc. at Mission Veterinary Center

43391 Ellsworth Street

Entertainment: Connie Chew, holiday favorites and reading of "The Night Before Christmas"

Monday, December 23

Old Mission San Jose

43300 Mission Blvd.

Entertainment: Carols in the Mission Church, Spanish Organ music followed by a piñata

There are many references to the tradition of Las Posadas online.