Las Posadas Nativity Procession in Columbia
Date(s) - 12/10/2017
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Columbia State Park
Las Posadas is a Spanish tradition that re-enacts the biblical story of Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. Since 1983 the people of Columbia have put on their own version of Las Posadas each December–with a distinctive 1850s flavor. Characters in this re-enactment include Mary and Joseph and their donkey, the three Wise Men, tax collector and innkeeper, and miners and musicians and other costumed townspeople. Columbia’s Main Street is decorated for the Christmas season, and luminaries light the way for the procession, while on-lookers hold candles and join in singing Christmas carols. Information: 209-536-1672 or www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com.