14 Christmas Light Displays In New Mexico That Are Pure Magic

During the holiday season, New Mexico is illuminated by the warm glow of candles placed in sand-filled paper bags. Whether you call these decorations farolitos or luminarias, their beauty doesn’t change. Arranged on top of walls, these simple decorations transform everything around them, as if by magic.

In New Mexico, you’ll have many opportunities to view displays of farolitos and luminarias. You’ll also find displays of colored lights like those that are popular throughout much of the country. Here are 14 light parades and displays that are sure to put you in a festive frame of mind:

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Have you been to any of these? Which places in New Mexico fill you with holiday spirit?