Christmas Events in the San Elizario Historic District
The San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society has announced the First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the San Elizario Historic Cultural District. Santa Claus arrives in San Elizario on Friday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m. Followed by the Official Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m.
The 30-35 foot tree will arrive in San Elizario, on Monday from the Sacramento Mountains in New Mexico. It will be raised and decorated by community volunteers.
The event will also open the third annual ChristKindleMarket, a German-style Holiday Market that offers unique crafts and gifts for sale, a variety of entertainment, as well as German food and drinks. The Holiday Market will run December 6-8th. Hours: Friday 3-9pm; Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 11am-8pm.
The Annual Luminaria Lighting Festival and Las Posadas Presentation will be held on December 21st, 4-10pm. The Posadas Presentation is an important part of the Mexican Christmas celebration. The word posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish, and this celebration recreate Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. The presentation will be at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. It will be followed by the breaking of the Christmas Star Piñata for the children and Live Music, featuring the Sweet Adelines and other groups.
The Luminaria Lighting of over 5,000 luminarias in the San Elizario Historic District will take place shortly after sundown and remain lit throughout the evening. Traditional fare will be on hand. The annual Christmas Bicycle giveaway and Mr & Mrs Santa Claus will be on hand.
Information: 915-851-0093 / 915-851-1682