New Mexico is usually thought of as a top warm weather vacation destination,
it also makes Christmas bright with thousands of "luminarias"
(in Santa Fe, farolitos) that quite literally light up
in northern New Mexico, luminarias help to light the way for Las
Posadas ("the lodgings"), a nine-day Christmas
celebration that reenacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter
The Las Posadas
tradition, which has its roots in Mexico, usually begins with
a devout procession and ends in lots of music and holiday feasting
More information about Christmas in NM around the Web:
of Ledoux Street - There's Christmas magic afoot as this
historic Taos street is illuminated with hundreds of farolitos
and luminarias centering around the Harwood Museum and surrounding
shops in a traditional holiday night out.