The El Paso Museum of History, along with the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso and the Main Library will host a free traditional Mexican posada on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015.

A traditional Mexican posada re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for a place to stay in Bethlehem followed by a celebration including food and even a piñata. The word posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish, and are held in Mexico on each of the nine nights leading up to Christmas, from Dec. 16-24.

The event program is as follows:

5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Tonatiuh will perform a festive show "Angeles en Movimiento/Pastorela Mexicana" at the auditorium in the Main Library.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Villancicos (holiday songs), piñata breaking, candy, tamales, and hot chocolate (while supplies last) at the Museum of History's patio.

7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Performance by Gayle Force Quartet and the Fort Bliss Handbell Choir in the Museum of History

  • Traditional Mexican Posada
  • El Paso Museum of History & El Paso Main Library
  • Thursday - Dec. 17, 2015
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Free Admission