La Posada is presented by El Centro & The Latina/o Student Assembly, it is one of the many Latin American holiday traditions in which participants symbolically retrace the steps of the Virgin Mary and Joseph on the night that baby Jesus was born. In candle-Led light procession, a couple dressed as Mary and Joseph lead followers across the campus to three stops and ending with pan dulce and champurrado. USC students, faculty and staff members are invited to participate along with families and local community members. La Posada includes a Keynote and a Toy-Drive benefiting a local non-profit. It is celebrated the first Friday in December.