Saturday Dec 9, 2017
Jemez Springs, NM 87025
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Enjoy holiday music, arts and crafts vendors and food vendors amongst nearly 1,500 farolitos.
Light Among the Ruins melds beloved holiday traditions with cultural traditions when the historic ruins of the 17th century San José de los Jemez Mission of Giusewa Pueblo (Jemez Historic Site) are lit by nearly 1,500 farolitos (paper bags lit by candles). Jemez Pueblo dancers will perform and play traditional Native American flute music throughout the evening. Entry fees are waived from 5-9 p.m.
The Public Academy for Performing Arts will perform Christmas songs at the Fitzgerald Center across from the Site, at no charge from 3–4:30 p.m.
Then at the Jemez Valley Community Park, just one mile south from the Site on NM-4 along Lucero Rd, visitors can enjoy holiday music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Site from 3–9 p.m. The Jemez Valley High School band will perform holiday favorites intermittently from 5–7 p.m. at the park. The “Jemez Mountains Electric Co-op’s Warm Up Tent” will be equipped with heaters for visitors to warm up while enjoying nostalgic Christmas tunes.
New this year, the Village will sell a limited 1,000 “Let Your Light Shine” glow in the dark bracelets sponsored and provided by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Bracelets will provide perks including biscochitos and hot cocoa (available only at the Community Park), keychain flashlights, faster shuttle service, and January “Spring up to Jemez Springs” discount punch card. Bracelets are only $2 for adults and teens, 13 and older and wil be sold until they run out.