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