Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony -

Every year, the City of Las Cruces lights up the downtown area with thousands of colorful lights lining the streets, but it’s the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, at Plaza de Las Cruces, that really brings in the crowds. This year, it’s Saturday, December 3, 2022, when live music, giveaways, refreshments and activities for the entire family are offered, from 6-8 p.m., with the switch for the tree being flipped at 7 p.m. Food trucks and a visit with Santa Claus are also included in this free public event.

Following the events at Plaza de Las Cruces, the Rio Grande Theatre gets in on the act, this year with a screening of the beloved family movie A Christmas Story beginning at 8 p.m. Follow the exploits of the Parker clan, an anything but typical 1940s American family, as they wrestle with the decision to allow little Ralphie his Christmas wish: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB Gun. Admission for the movie is $5 per person and doors will open after the tree-lighting ceremony.

For more information about the City of Las Cruces annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, visit the website.

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