Las Posadas Festival at Andres Pico Adobe on December 6

SFVHS will be hosting our annual Las Posadas on Saturday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Andres Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd. in Mission Hills. The festival re-enacts the search for shelter by Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus. Begun in Mexico over 400 years ago, the festival traditionally features the couple being turned away from a posada, or inn, each night over a 9-night period. SFVHS will also have a piñata, Mexican sweetbreads, hot chocolate, and a visit by Santa to round out the evening. The event is free to the public (donations are gratefully accepted). Gates will open at 5 p.m., so come early and be part of the procession! If it rains, the event will be moved to Saturday, December 13 at 5:30 p.m.

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Schedule of Upcoming Events:

November 15 ~ Saturday ~ Pioneer Cemetery Open: 9 am ~ Noon.
November 16 ~ Sunday ~ Adobe Open House: 1 pm ~ 4 pm.
November 17 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm.
November 20 ~ Thursday ~ Bringing in the Holidays ~ New Life Church ~ 7 pm.
November 24 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open ~ 10 am ~ 4 pm.
December 1 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open ~ 10 am ~ 4 pm.
December 6 ~ Saturday ~ Las Posadas ~ Gates open at 5 pm ~ Event begins at 5:30 ~ Andres Pico Adobe.
December 8 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open ~ 10 am ~ 4 pm.
December 15 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open ~ 10 am ~ 4 pm.
December 20 ~ Saturday ~ Pioneer Cemetery Closed for the Holidays.
December 21 ~ Sunday ~ Adobe Closed for the Holidays.
December 22 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Closed for the Holidays.
December 29 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm.
January 5 (2015) ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm.

Andres Pico Adobe

The Andres Pico Adobe is one of the oldest residences in the City of Los Angeles. It represents a bygone era and the rich historical past of the San Fernando Valley. Inside are museum displays of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era artifacts, costumes and clothing that span more than a century, and furniture from the Victorian era, when the Adobe was home to members of the Pico family.

Andres Pico Adobe
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