The holidays are a truly magical time of year to spend in northern New Mexico. With an abundance of Christmas festivals and stunning winter scenery, you’re sure to find plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit! One event we highly recommend for our guests is the Light Among the Ruins celebration in nearby Jemez Springs. This is a wonderful option for a holiday day trip and a place where lifelong memories are made. Read on to learn more about the Light Among the Ruins event and why you won’t want to miss it!
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More About the Light Among the Ruins Celebration
Light Among the Ruins is a Christmas is a beloved tradition that attracts many locals and visitors alike each year. During this event, attendees will enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides from Jemez Springs park to the ruins of Gisewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission Church. These historic ruins will be decorated with hundreds of traditional farolitos, which are very similar to paper lanterns. After admiring the beautifully illuminated ruins, guests can enjoy a variety of fun activities including listening to Native American flute music, watching the Native American dances, two bonfires, and more. Holiday refreshments will also be provided. The date for this year’s Light Among the Ruins is December 9th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The best part? It’s completely free to attend! It’s surely an event you won’t want to leave off your holiday getaway itinerary!
More Holiday Events That You’ll Love
Light Among the Ruins is just the beginning! Here are even more yuletide events and festivals that are perfect for a romantic winter escape or family vacation.
Glow at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens
Glow is an annual event brings the Santa Fe Botanical Garden to life with thousands of glittering lights! Throughout the night, guests will be dazzled by the incredible Christmas light displays while enjoying hot chocolate by a warm fire, traditional holiday music, and food and drinks.
Christmas at the Palace
Located at the Palace of Governors in Santa Fe, this popular local event has been a tradition since 1985. The historic building will be lit up and decorated for Christmas as guests enjoy activities and entertainment like live music performances, crafts, meet and greets with Santa, and more.
Christmas Eve Procession at Taos Pueblo
Rated as one of the Top 20 Christmas Towns in America, Taos hosts a wide array of holiday events. The most famous, however, is the Christmas Eve Procession! Nowhere else on Earth can you experience this traditional event. It’s a pageant of beauty, heritage, and awe-inspiring imagery that you and your family will never forget.
Experience a Southwest Christmas at Casa Escondida
Located in the historic village of Chimayo, our unique bed & breakfast is unlike any other northern New Mexico accommodation. With traditional Southwest charm in a tranquil mountain setting, you’ll hardly find a more unique place to relax and experience the culture of the Southwest. Each of our guest rooms boasts New Mexican antiques and decor with all the modern luxuries you desire. Our guests will also be treated to a hot breakfast with Southwest flair each morning. Whether you’re traveling for a romantic getaway or a family holiday getaway you’ll want to take advantage of Casa Escondida’s exclusive vacation packages and specials. Book your stay at Casa Escondida today for the ultimate winter getaway to New Mexico!
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