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State’s Newest Historic Site Hosts Holiday Event

on November 17, 2019 - 5:01am
Luminarias at Illuminarte event in 2018. Courtesy/NMDCA
NMHS News:
ALCALDE Experience the magic of northern New Mexico this Holiday season at the Lights of Los Luceros, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Los Luceros Historic Site. 
This unique nighttime event allows visitors to stroll the picturesque roads of Los Luceros lit by thousands of glowing farolitos. Entertainment includes Los Matachines de Alcalde and an Indigenous dance group who will perform throughout the evening around aromatic bonfires of piñon. Enjoy live music played on the piano in the Grand Sala of the Hacienda as well as Spanish guitarists and carolers.
As you explore the property you will meet local storytellers who may offer you a dicho, which is a traditional Spanish saying: Él que solo se enoja, solo se contenta. One who gets mad by himself will have to get over it by himself.
The Lights of Los Luceros event has something to offer all audiences. This one-time-a-year opportunity is a wonderland for photographers. Children’s Holiday activities will be available in the River House. Local arts, crafts, and food will be available for purchase at the Visitor Center including warm drinks and biscochitos.
Admission Prices
  • $6 - Adult Admission (16 years and older)
  • $3 - Youth Admission (3 through 15 years old)
  • Free - Children under 3 years old
  • Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at the Los Luceros Historic Site Visitor Center (Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Matachines de Alcalde
  • Olivia Romero – Poet
  • Hispano Guitar Duo
  • Northern Pueblo Dance Group
  • Local Pianists​
Invited Local Arts and Crafts Vendors include:
  • Marci Martinez - Fire Forms: Metal artwork and designer comals (Not Your Mamma’s Comal)
  • Isiah Lopez – Santero
  • Ramon Trujillo – Tinwork Artist
  • Molly Hodosko – Upcycled Jewelry
  • Margaret Sargent – San Ildefonso Pueblo Jewelry
  • Martha Romero – Nambe Pueblo Pottery
  • Quita Ortiz – Herbalist from Pojoaque focusing on cultural traditions with a modern edge
Food court will feature the tasty dishes of:
  • Platero Fry Bread & Navajo Tacos
  • Jen’s Taste of New Mexico