Farolito or Luminaria? A Holiday Tradition

Monday, December 7

Brought to you by Fort Selden Historic Site

Farolitos and Luminarias are an annual holiday tradition in New Mexico. These glowing bags create a beautiful spectacle in many communities during the holiday season. In this video, Instructional Coordinator Alexandra McKinney tells the history of the tradition and explains the origins of the debate over its proper name. Learn how to create your own farolito and luminaria display at home--even if you don't live in New Mexico.

Additional pictures from Fort Selden holiday events can be found on our photo gallery.