Light Up Your Christmas Eve With Farolitos

by Reporter / Dec 24, 2018 / 0 comments

Light Up Your Christmas Eve With Farolitos

Volunteers still needed for Española Farolito Project 2018

Enjoy Christmas Eve farolitos in both Española and Santa Cruz this evening.

Española Farolito Project 2018 – Decorate the Española Plaza and West Side

A timeless Espanola tradition first started in the late 1960s by former mayor Richard Lucero is seeking your help to continue for the present day. At one time, the Espanola farolito display ranged from 40K-60K farolitos throughout the city on Christmas Eve; even being featured in the New York Times at one point.  After the tradition faded away in the early 2000s, organizers have worked from 2014 to the present to revive the tradition in a smaller scale shooting for a goal of 5K. 

Volunteers are still needed to assist with bagging, distribution, and lighting of farolitos for Christmas Eve. Staging will begin at the empty lot on Calle Vigil next to the Human Services office on Onate Street. We will begin about 9 a.m. Filling the bags will take place in the morning hopefully to wrap up by 2 p.m. The most crucial help needed will be lighting them around 5 p.m. Help is also needed with cleanup on Thursday, Dec. 27. 


Farolito's Santa Cruz at the Church and Plaza

Cruise over to the Santa Cruz Plaza at 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve to enjoy ¡Chocolate Mexicano, biscochitos y mås de 2,000 farolitos.

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