Start the Christmas season with tree decorating, Las Posadas and Candlelight

The OLLU community is invited to begin the Christmas season this week beginning tomorrow with the Christmas tree decorating in the Mall Area from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend, help decorate the tree and join in the festivities. The official lighting of the Christmas tree and the Mall Area will take place tomorrow at 5 p.m.

Two longstanding OLLU traditions, Las Posadas and Candlelight, will also take place this week. The 27th Annual Las Posadas celebration is set for Friday and the 79th Annual Candlelight will take place Saturday evening. Las Posadas reenacts Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging on the eve of the birth of Jesus. Candlelight includes dinner, an Advent Prayer Service, caroling in the Moye Rotunda and a dance.

Las Posadas
6 p.m.
The procession will begin at Annunciation Chapel. Following the procession, there will be a celebration and reception in Chapel Auditorium.

5:30 p.m. – Dinner  – Chapel Auditorium (tickets on sale from 12:15-1:30 each day in the Cafeteria)

7 p.m. – Advent Prayer Service – Sacred Heart Chapel

8:15 p.m. – Christmas Caroling – Moye Rotunda

8:30 p.m. – Candlelight Dance – Chapel Auditorium

For more information on Las Posadas, contact Roxanna Chavez at 210-434-6711, ext. 2193 or

For more information on Candlelight, contact University Programming Council at