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Las Posadas Program Takes an Early California Christmas Tradition to the Streets!


The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation welcomed over 100 community members to the Presidio Chapel on Friday December 12 to begin the annual procession of Las Posadas (The Inns), a reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter in Bethlehem.   The dedicated choir, led by Luis Moreno, energized passerbys on State Street and proceeded to Casa de la Guerra, where the group was welcomed by Presidio family descendants Mike Perry and Christine Herrera playing Jose and Maria de la Guerra.  The evening finished with a tamale feast and pinata for the children.  For more photos from this beautiful night, visit our Flickr page here.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for this free public program, one of our most cherished traditions.

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