Two days before Christmas, the Las Posadas parade took place from City Hall to the corner of Webb Way and Pacific Coast Highway. The posadas celebrations commemorate Mary and Joseph’s cold and difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter. “Posada” in Spanish means lodging or shelter.
Taking part in the parade were members of the Sevillanas y Posadas Dancers and the Nuestras Raices Ballet Folklorico. Carolers from The Ballet Studio by the Sea sang Christmas songs and Monsignor John Sheridan delivered an inspirational message to attendees of the event.