Mark Saturday, December 8, 6:00 p.m. on your calendar and plan to participate in the 12th annual Las Posadas Candlelight Walk in Sutter Creek! This event will take place no matter the weather.
Las Posadas is a traditional re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to rest, complete with a narration of the Christmas story and the singing of traditional Christmas carols. Participants receive candles and programs at booths set up on Spanish Street near Immaculate Conception Church. Children are invited to dress as angels or shepherds.
Picolina the mule carries Mary accompanied by Joseph and shepherds , followed by a choir and participants. Along the way lighted by luminarias, Joseph seeks shelter for Mary- but is rejected by those answering his knock at their doors. The procession moves along Main Street, which has been closed to traffic. Finally, a stable in front of the Methodist Church provides a resting place. Then everyone is invited into the hall where warm beverages and homemade cookies are served, lovely music is being played, and people enjoy chatting with old friends and new.
This is a beautiful, non-commercial way to begin the season of Advent, to enjoy the charm of the beautifully decorated city of Sutter Creek, and to be a part of this annual community event.
Las Posadas is sponsored by the Episcopal, Methodist, and St. Katherine Drexel’s parishes.