New Mexico Christmas : Christmas Celebrations in New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico is a state located in the southwestern and western region of United States.

Santa Fe is the capital and Albuquerque is the largest city of New Mexico.

Other big cities and towns in New Mexico include – Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Farmington, Clovis, Hobbs, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, etc.

Some of the popular tourist destinations in New Mexico include – San Miguel Chapel, White Sands National Monument, Rio Grande Gorge, etc.

Christmas Celebrations in New Mexico :

 Visit the Rio Grande Botanic Garden for the River of Lights to enjoy thousands of twinkling lights and holiday displays at Albuquerque’s dazzling walk-through light show.

River of lights at the Botanical Gardens

Old Town Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe light up the night with thousands of luminarias or farolitos – the small candles set in paper bags filled with sand.

Luminarias Lighting during Christmas in New Mexico

In Santa Fe, you can enjoy an annual winter Spanish market, Los Pasados celebrations, Christmas at the Palace, and more

Glow is a winter lights event at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, offering dazzling displays and magical lighting for guests of all ages.

Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Farolito Walk on Canyon Road is a event which offers breathtaking views.

Farolito Walk on Canyon Road - Santa Fe Christmas Eve Tradition

Christmas on the Pecos in Carlsbad is one of the grandest holiday light shows in New Mexico. This holiday event is created by over 100 homeowners who spend hours decorating their riverfront properties with Christmas themed lights. These tours are 40 minutes long. Boats set sail 12-15 times each night between 5:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Christmas on the Pecos in Carlsbad

Elephant Butte Luminaria Beach Walk and Floating Parade of Lights at Elephant Butte Lake State Park takes place on the second Saturday in December every year. It offers beach lit with thousands of luminarias, campfires serving posole and cocoa, and a lighted boat parade.

Annual Twinkle Light Parade

Albuquerque’s biggest holiday parade, the Annual Twinkle Light Parade features dozens of floats, marching bands, equestrian clubs, fire trucks, car clubs, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and over 300,000 lights.

Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!