To celebrate the holiday season be sure and try our specialty spiced Cranberry Margarita! A feast for the eyes, the aroma of holiday spices, and the lively spirits that happily say – Feliz Navidad & Happy Holidays!
When Jerean Camunez Hutchinson and her husband Tom acquired the legendary La Posta de Mesilla in 1996 – a new tradition of celebrating Christmas and the holidays was established in the Southwest, shining new light to the phrase “deck the halls!” Jerean’s Hispanic roots are the core for her passion and love for all things Mexican and a decorating style of “mas y mas” (e.g., more and more) that charms all.
For over 20 years, a creative band of designing elves — spearheaded by “la patrona” (Jerean), La Posta staff, and various local artists including Beverly Chavez Floyd, Louis Samaniego, and Patrick Carey — has been delighting the young at heart with a magical creativity that every year distinctly transforms an 1840’s historic building into a festive collection of 15 adobe dining rooms, a patio and two cantinas, each uniquely adorned with “puro” Mexican décor and sparkling lights.
Over 50 Christmas trees and wreaths of varying size & whimsical hand-crafted Mexican artwork, flowers, ornaments, “y mas” – artfully enhance each rooms’ vintage ambiance! A life size Mexican folk-art Nativity created and painted by local artist Kathy Groves is traditionally displayed throughout the La Posta compound. Or perhaps one prefers the traditional life-size Roman Fontanini Nativity surrounded by vintage hand-painted Mexican angels!
The unique beauty of La Posta de Mesilla with its’ amazing flair during the Christmas season is a gift to all who wander and dine during the holidays! And your stop at La Posta de Mesilla during the Christmas holidays would not be complete without indulging on our famous Christmas Enchilada – topped with both our local red and green chile– or our traditional heart-warming red chile posole with a pumpkin empanada to top off your meal.