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6:00p to 8:00p
Sat, December 16, 2023
Tom Forwood
(432) 229-3613

🎉 Experience the holiday traditions of the borderlands at our annual Posada at Fort Leaton!

What is a Posada: "Posada" means "inn" or "shelter" in Spanish. This traditional Mexican Christmas tradition tells the story of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem through skits and songs!  

What to expect:  Over 1,000 candle luminarias light the way for you to walk and sing with Mary and Joseph as they search for shelter. Following the procession, there will be traditional holiday drinks, snacks, piñatas, and mariachi! You can wander the halls of the candle-lit fort on your own or take a guided tour! The guided tours will occur once every 30 minutes starting at 6:30 pm.

This is one of many 100-year celebration events happening in Texas state parks this year. Entry to a park is free on the day it hosts an official 100-Year celebration event (applies to day passes only). Guarantee entry by reserving your free day pass up to one month before this special event. 

Adobe fort, woman on a donkey dressed as Mary, crowd with vigil candles
Photo by Hannah Gentiles