Las Posadas 2017

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Join your neighbors in this annual holiday tradition from Mexico.

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Las Posadas are a beautiful annual cultural tradition from Mexico celebrating the spirit of the Christmas season. The nightly processions are a ritual re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a lodging in Bethlehem. As the number of refugees increases every day, the tradition of Las Posadas reminds us of the many families around the globe asking for a place to survive and raise their children.

Assemble for CANDLELIGHT Processions:

  • December 16 5:30 pm Beach Flats Garden
  • December 19 5:30 pm Beach Flats Park
  • December 21 5:30 pm Nueva Vista Apartments, 136 Leibrandt Ave
  • December 23 5:30pm Sycamore Commons Apts, 125 Sycamore St.

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December 23 6pm
Calvary Episcopal Church 532 Center St.
Music, dancing, tamales, & other holiday treats


Sanctuary Santa Cruz is honored to have been invited to host the Posada Celebration on December 23. We are asking for donations to offset the costs for food, event insurance and other expenses. This will help us to broaden our outreach and continue to raise funds for our benevolent fund to aid families affected by deportations.

Volunteers Needed!

Please sign up for the following opportunities:

Parking Lot Greeter Dec. 16, 4:30 -8pm

Event Cleanup Dec. 16, 8-9:30pm

Parking Lot Greeter Dec. 19, 4:30 -8pm

Event Cleanup Dec. 19,  8-9:30pm

Event Cleanup Dec. 21,  8-9:30pm

Event Setup Dec. 23, 3-6pm

Food Prep Dec. 23, 3-6pm

Food Serving Dec. 23, 6-9pm

Clean Up Dec. 23, 9:00 – 10:15pm

Sponsored by neighbors of Beach Flats and Sycamore Street, Sanctuary Santa Cruz, Senderos, Calvary Episcopal Church, Peace United Church of Christ, Holy Cross Church, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey. Free parking 12/16 & 12/19 provided by Seaside Company.   Photo Credit: Nopal Media