Los Angeles isn't all Tinseltown. There are also deep Mexican roots, most often celebrated at LA's historic heart, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Site at Olvera Street, the oldest neighborhood in town. During the Christmas season, Olvera Street hosts the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas. For nine nights leading up to Christmas, Las Posadas recreates the procession of Mary and Joseph from inn to inn. On Olvera street, volunteers dressed for the parts are followed by children, adults and animals, stopping at each merchant shop to exchange a singing story of asking for shelter and being rejected. The procession ends with hot cocoa, pan dulce for everyone.
When: Dec 16-24, children's piņata breaking starts at 6 pm, procession starts at 7:30 pm
Where: Procession starts at the Avila Adobe on Olvera Street (Los Angeles St at Alameda St), 90012
Photo Courtesy of Olvera-Street.com