The Longest Road

Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you have to admit that there’s something lovely about a story of two wanderers seeking shelter and an innkeeper offering up the only space he has left -- in his stable, where a woman soon gives birth to a special baby boy. Every year, the Fort Restaurant (19192 Highway Eight in Morrison) celebrates the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas: Two children dressed as Mary and Joseph travel from door to door, looking for somewhere to spend the night; they are turned away door after door until they finally reach their fated innkeeper.

Stop by the Fort between 5 and 7 p.m. tonight; this is an outdoor event, so be sure and dress warmly. Biscochitos and hot beverages will be provided, and there’s no charge for admission. For information, call 303-839-1671 or visit
Wed., Dec. 24, 5-7 p.m., 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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