Besides the two large public Las Posadas events listed, many parish churches and neighborhood associations carry out their own traditions. Contact your local parish or neighborhood association to see if a Las Posadas will take place in your area.
Old San Ysidro Church
966 Old Church Road, Corrales
Head to Corrales to see the Noche de Luces on December 3 at Casa San Ysidro. On December 21, cross the road to the San Ysidro Church for the re-enactment of the journey of Mary and Joseph and that special night in Bethlehem.
Las Posadas is re-enacted once a year by the Corrales Historical Society to honor this tradition. The Corrales re-enactment has two Corrales children portray Mary and Joseph. Our Lady of Guadalupe parish choir from Albuquerque's north valley provide the music. The music is sung, one part by the Mary and Joseph entourage, the other by the people of the church. The event is free and followed by refreshments.
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, December 20
Barelas Community Center
801 Barelas SW
Las Posadas de Barelas begins at the Barelas Community Center and wends its way through the neighborhood. Join the procession as it goes to the Sacred Heart Church for the Fiesta de Navidad. Bring candles and flashlights and dress warmly.
When: 6 p.m., Saturday, December 22
Every year, the procession of Las Posadas goes around Santa Fe Plaza and ends in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors. The candle-lit procession follows in the tradition of Mary and Joseph's search for a place to stay for the night and await the birth of baby Jesus. The holiday tradition is followed by carols in the Palace courtyard, along with cookies and refreshments. The event is free.
When: December 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.