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El Pueblo Historical Monument
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo (town), is the location for this solemn ceremony and procession that commemorates Mary's and Joseph's... Read More
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo (town), is the location for this solemn ceremony and procession that commemorates Mary's and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The Posada has been recreated since the 1930s yet gets no less powerful with each passing year. It is held nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. December 16 to the 24th. El Pueblo itself, on L.A.'s popular Olvera Street, is a living museum that continues to fulfill its unique role as the historic and symbolic heart of the city, reflecting the Native American, African American, Spanish, Anglo, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and French cultures that contributed to its early history.
- Holiday Attractions: "Celebrating one of the most important ceremonies in Mexico at the site of the original pueblo in Los Angeles is both meaningful and memorable. Take the train to Union Station and walk from there."
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: Olvera Street merchants and their families create a ceremonial re-enactment of Joseph and Mary's nine-night search for sanctuary.
- Sightseeing: "Take a free guided tour Tuesday through Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and noon, starting at the Las Angelitas del Pueblo office, located next to the Old Plaza Firehouse on the southeast end of the Plaza."
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Los Angeles began here; now it is a central sight in the downtown area and a captivating place where history and culture collide.