Las Posadas, a Mexican Christmas tradition, will return to Wilson College on Thursday, Dec. 6, beginning at the Brooks Science Complex. Free and open to the public, the event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 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.

Learning Campus sponsored the first Las Posadas re-enactment on the Wilson campus in 2017.


Published: November 16, 2018