Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM
This annual event is a great opportunity for us to gather as a community and celebrate the Christmas holiday with song and prayer. Please feel free to invite family and friends to join in the festivities, all are welcome!
The classes are all preparing for their performances. Every student has a role in the Christmas program and the expectation is that everyone will participate. Students who attend the event dressed as shepherds, wise men, angels, Mary, Joseph or Santa will earn a Free Dress Pass.
We ask that families please submit $5/per student to your child’s teacher (in a sealed envelope with student’s name). Your contribution helps to purchase food, beverages and sweet treats for everyone in attendance.
What are ‘Las Posadas’?
Las Posadas is a Christmas tradition celebrated in Latin America. In this celebration figures representing Mary and Joseph take part in a procession that goes from door to door guided by an angel seeking posada, or lodging. In Spanish, the word posada literally means a place where one can posar (rest). The traditional song of Las Posadas is a series of responsive verses sung between a group of pilgrims asking for lodging, and innkeepers turning them away. After several stops, Joseph and Mary finally find shelter.
That’s when the party begins! After Las Posadas has concluded and the students have all performed their Christmas Carols we will be serving delicious food (tamales, tostadas, champurrado, hot chocolate, and pan dulce), with live music, a special visit from Santa Claus, plus piñatas and goody bags for the children.
The event will take place outdoors so be sure to bundle up.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Contreras at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818)441-1445