The Posadas of Old St. Augustine

St. Augustine
St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

What You Need To Know

For more than 400 years, the colonial Hispanic Christmas tradition of Las Posadas has been celebrated by processions throughout the New World. The event is a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for lodgings (Spanish: “posadas”) in Bethlehem on the first Christmas Eve. Florida Living History’s volunteers will present this nighttime, candle-lit heritage event set in the year 1580. From 7-8 p.m., citizens and visitors are invited to join Florida Living History’s volunteers as they process by candlelight along St. George Street in historic downtown St. Augustine. The procession will form at 6:30 p.m. by the City Gate, near the north end of St. George Street. The public is encouraged to join in the procession. The processioneers will march down St. George Street, stopping at several designated locations to “ask for lodgings,” as is traditional. The procession will conclude at the end of St. George Street, in the Plaza de la Constitución, where Florida Living History’s Theater with a Mission group from Tallahassee will present a centuries-old scene from Lope de Vega‘s Cristo Nuestro Bien (A Shepherds & Angels Play), under the direction of Dr. Ben Gunter. The event is free.


Full List of Dates

SaturdayDecember 15, 2018