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November 19, 2018
Save the Date: Plaza Tree Lighting

 

Save the Date: Plaza Tree Lighting

 

Come celebrate the kick–off to the Holiday season

 

Santa Fe, NM—Get ready for one of Santa Fe’s favorite winter traditions!

On November 23, we’ll gather at the Plaza for the annual tree lighting. Festivities start around 3:00 p.m. with Girl Scouts giving out cookies and hot chocolate. Entertainment and Music from the bandstand will be played all evening. Santa and Mrs. Claus's appearances are expected around 4:00p.m. on a vintage fire truck which heralds their arrival with its siren.

 

 

Volunteers will begin lighting over 1,000 farolitos around 4:30, which will illuminate the Plaza until the main event at 6:00, presided over by Mayor Alan Webber, city councilors and others.

City crews spend three to four weeks placing farolitos along the portals on the sides of the Plaza, stringing 10,000 lights in trees and around the gazebo, Santa's Hut, and surrounding areas. Blow-up penguins, snowmen, and polar bears are scattered throughout the Plaza for the event. The crowd counts down and with the flip of a switch we illuminate every light in unison. 

 

For additional information, please contact:

 

Carlos Sanchez; Marketing and Special Events Administrator, Parks and Recreation Department

505-955-2146; [bot protected email address]

 

Anya Alarid; Marketing and Special Events Administrator, Parks and Recreation Department

505-955-2143; [bot protected email address]

 

 

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