Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Area Hosts Annual Procession.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

Santa Claus received help Thursday from Barelas Community Center volunteers, who filled hundreds of sacks with hard candy, apples, bananas and oranges.

Santa will give the goody bags to children Saturday night during the 55th annual Las Posadas de Barelas.

Members of the Barelas neighborhood re-enact the biblical story of the search by Mary and Joseph for a room in an inn before the birth of Jesus. They traveled to Bethlehem for a census decreed by Caesar Augustus.

Accompanying Joseph and Mary, who will ride a donkey, will be children dressed as angels and the three wise men as well as a mariachi band and a dance group. …

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