Las Posadas, a Mexican Christmas tradition, will return to Wilson College on Thursday, Dec. 5 Free and open to the public, the event will begin at 6 p.m.
Las Posadas is a re-enactment of the story of Christ’s birth, following the journey Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a refuge where Mary could give birth to the baby Jesus. When they were unable to find lodging in Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary sought shelter in a stable, where Jesus was born.
During the Wilson celebration, children will walk on luminary-lighted paths around the campus, seeking shelter for their group. At the end, they will find safety in Laird Hall, where a celebration with prayer, music and authentic Mexican food provided by Veroni Cafe, Chambersburg, will conclude the Las Posadas celebration.
Learning Campus, Wilson’s after-school tutoring program for migrant children, is hosting and co-sponsoring the celebration, along with the Wilson College Choir, Spanish department, Spanish Club, Muhibbah Club, Learning Campus Club, chaplain’s office and the Office of Student Development.