You Know The Holidays Are Coming With This Astounding Luminara Display In New Mexico

In the Land of Enchantment, you know Christmas is coming when New Mexican’s start putting out the luminarias. A luminaria, also known as a farolito, is a small paper bag that is most commonly filled with sand and a small candle. These bags are used in New Mexico during Christmas time, and especially on Christmas Eve. Lighting the luminarias is a holiday tradition that New Mexicans look forward to every year, and at this annual luminaria display in Farmington, you can get into the holiday spirit right away.

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For another enchanting night out, you have to take this enchanting stroll through New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show.