New Mexico History Museum

Las Posadas Reception Relocated to Portal of Palace of the Governors

December 06, 2019


(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --The reception following this year’s annual Las Posadas on the Santa Fe Plaza will be held under the portal of the Palace of the Governors at the New Mexico History Museum. The public is welcomed to enjoy hot cider, cookies and carols at the conclusion of the annual pageant. Typically held in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors, the relocation of the reception is in an abundance of caution related to a tree damaged during recent winds.

The New Mexico History Museum supports the efforts of several Northern New Mexico communities who, for more than 40 years, have jointly present the annual Las Posadas commemoration on Santa Fe Plaza. This version of an old Hispanic tradition, celebrated around the world, recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place of refuge where the Baby Jesus would be born.

History Museum officials are working with several companies to assess the damage to the cottonwood to determine a prudent course of action

Las Posadas is this Sunday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The History Museum will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this free event.

About the New Mexico History Museum:

The New Mexico History Museum is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents. Programs and exhibits are supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its generous donors.

The campus of the New Mexico History Museum includes the Palace of the Governors, the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library, and Pete V. Domenici Building. The Palace of the Governors is noteworthy as the original seat of New Mexico government, the initial home for the Museum of New Mexico, and for its designation as a National Historic Landmark. The New Mexico History Museum presents exhibitions and public programs that acknowledge and reflect on New Mexico’s diverse heritage. Special features include the Palace Press, Native American Artisans Portal Program, and collections held by the Palace Photo Archive, and Chavez History Library The museum also serves as a center for education and historical research.

113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe, NM 87501. (505) 476-5200. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April.  Events, news releases and images about activities at the History Museum and other divisions in the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at 


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