More than 6,000 luminarias will illuminate the campus of New Mexico State University from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, during the 29th annual Noche de Luminarias. According to Wikipedia, a luminaria is a small paper lantern most commonly a candle set in some sand inside a paper bag.
One of the largest luminaria displays in New Mexico, the candle-lit paper bags will begin at the Educational Services Building, follow along the International Mall and surround Corbett Center Student Union. The Las Cruces High School band will set up the display and the Las Cruces High School Brass Choir will serenade visitors as they venture through the lighted path.
“I cannot think of a better way to begin the holiday season than by walking around the campus, engulfed in the warmth of the light provided by the luminarias, and listening to the sounds of caroling and children laughing,” said Bruce Vandevender, director of NMSU’s Department of Campus Activities. “There is excitement everywhere.”
Visitors can enjoy trolley rides provided by Frontier Adventures along the luminaria route and free refreshments, provided by Sodexo, inside Corbett Center.
For more information, go to: http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/news/article/9907/