New Mexico December 03, 2019
Delight Your Inner Child With These 7 Festive Christmas Parades In New Mexico
The countdown to Christmas has already begun! If you’re on the lookout for ways to get into the holiday mood and make your spirit bright, then you’ll want to check out one of these festive Christmas parades here in New Mexico.
1. Light Up Artesia - December 5, 2019 (Artesia)
Check out how this city turns into a glittering wonderland when you stop by for this parade on Main Street. After the 6 p.m. parade, you'll also have a chance to shop in the local boutiques and even meet Santa.
Artesia Main Street
2. Christmas Light Parade & Jubilee - December 6, 2019 (Portales)
3. Holiday Electric Light Parade - December 7,2019 (Socorro)
The magic begins at 6 p.m. when the parade runs from Sedillo Park to the Historic Plaza. Kids will have a chance to meet Santa and obtain some goodies along the way.
4. Madrid Annual Christmas Parade - December 7, 2019 (Madrid)
Aside from the entire town glimmering with lights, this annual parade is one of Madrid's highlights. It begins at The Mine Shaft Tavern at 4 p.m. and runs to the ballpark. Don't forget to grab a drink and lunch at the tavern while you're here!
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5. Winterfest Parade - December 7,2019 (Los Alamos)
Get ready for a grand ol' time when you check out this evening parade in Los Alamos. Part of a weekend-long winter celebration, the parade begins at 6 p.m. and ends with the annual lighting of the tree.
6. Twinkle Light Parade - December 7, 2019 (Albuquerque)
Over in Nob Hill, this annual light parade features plenty of floats you'll find only in New Mexico, plus marching bands, and a chance for a meet and greet with Santa.
7. Electric Light Parade - December 14, 2019 (Las Vegas)
We mentioned this event in
a previous article
but you'll want to make sure you don't miss out on this light parade in Las Vegas. The main street turns into a merry and bright destination and you'll spot all kinds of incredible holiday floats.
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Those certainly look like fun! Which of these parades (or any others) do you plan to attend?
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