The Holidays Abound With Tradition
And in Cruces, we like to celebrate the old ones and find ways to create new ones that you and your family will treasure forever. We’ve created a month of holiday fun and activities for everyone. So grab the kids, or come out with your besties and celebrate the kid in you. It’s non-stop holiday spirit and fun in Cruces.
Kick Off The Season With A Family Visit To The Old Fashioned Holiday Display At The Railroad Museum
Soak up the holiday music and festive decorations, enjoy the holiday model train displays and watch the kids delight in holiday crafts. Psst!!! We’ve heard Santa will be making a special appearance, so make sure you’re there in time to welcome him.
Nothing says holiday tradition like model trains and displays. What better place to get “in the spirit” than the Railroad Museum. Housed in a historic Sante Fe Railroad Depot, see history and tradition come alive with a magical holiday train display.
1 pm - 4 pm
Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St
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Light Up The Plaza With Us. ‘Cuz It’s Not Christmas ‘Til The Tree Is Lit.
Come on over to the Plaza and enjoy some hot chocolate and complimentary hot cider, caroling, food trucks, photos with Santa and more. Get a word in with Santa, and be prepared to be wowed when the big tree lights up! The Downtown Tree Lighting & Holiday Extravaganza will have you have you rockin’ round the tree with live music by Unlyshed. And with free giveaways, the holidays will surely be coming early! Families are encouraged to take photos with the Grinch, with a canned food donation. The Free family fun, hosted by Visit Las Cruces and The City of Las Cruces is open to all and starts at 6 pm. Don’t be late!
6 pm - 8 pm
Tree Lighting at 7pm
The Plaza de Las Cruces 100 N. Main Street
For more info call 575-541-2444
Continue Your Holiday Fun With An All Time Holiday Classic At The Rio Grande Theatre – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
$5 PER PERSON
Usher In The Holidays With Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra – Classics 2 – Featuring Alex Richardson, Tenor
Seats – $40-50
It has been said that “Tenor Alex Richardson of the Metropolitan Opera had a voice that was so powerful he could summon Neptune from the Sea”. Princeton Found.
Enjoy the honor of hearing him perform Neopolitan Art Songs, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, and Holiday Festival Encores.
NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave
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ADMISSION $5 FOR A ONE DAY PASS OR $12 FOR A WEEKEND PASS
Light Up The Campus With Noche de Luminarias
More than 6,000 luminarias will light up the campus at the Corbett Center Student Union. “Noche de Luminarias,” or “Night of the Lights,” is a means for the university and community to begin the holiday with celebrations and amusement. Along with the display of luminarias, there will be activities and entertainment held inside Corbett Center first floor west end. Visitors can enjoy trolley rides, sponsored by Frontier Adventures, along the McFie Circle portion of the luminaria route and free refreshments.