Special Event


Las Posadas

Pecos National Historical Park




Pecos NHP Visitor Center

Dates & Times


Tuesday, December 17, 2019


5:00 PM


3 hours

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program


This evening offers visitor a more traditional Las Posadas experience. Horse-drawn wagon rides will begin in the early evening with the procession  beginning at the remnants of the 18 th century church and convento to begin at TBD. Check back here for further updates. The procession will wind down the trail to the visitor center with the group singing traditional hymns and holiday songs in both English and Spanish. More than 3,500 farolitos will illuminate the trail. Free hot beverages and biscochitos will be served at the event tent.

In Spanish, las posadas means “inns” or “shelters,” and represents the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem and their search for shelter. St. Anthony’s Parish in Pecos carries on this northern New Mexico tradition every December. Pecos National Historical Park will be just one stop during this novena, or nine-day event. Parking will be different and more substantial this year to better accommodate and serve the growing number of visitors attending this event. 

Please note, these events are almost entirely outdoors; appropriate winter clothing and flashlights are highly recommended. The Western National Parks Association bookstore will be open for the evening and will be offering a holiday sale. 

Reservation or Registration: No

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