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Blogmas Day 23: Christmas Traditions

Old Mesilla

There are many things that I do during the holiday season. I live in Las Cruces, NM. So, I thought I’d show you some of the traditions we celebrate. I’ll even throw in some of my family traditions and what we like to do during the Christmas season.

First, living in New Mexico, we get to celebrate with food. A favorite staple of mine is Tacos! Of course, we love our tacos with lime. Don’t forget the lime. Add some Spanish rice and refried beans and you’re golden.

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Second, we like to decorate our tree.  My kids love to decorate the tree and add all sorts of things to spice it up. Here is our tree this year. Look at their smiling faces.

Next, we move on to pictures with Santa! Each year, we got to several events around town. First, we are a part of the New Mexico State University Housing community. We like to support our local events.

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Each year, Las Cruces has a Christmas Tree lighting event and Christmas on the Plaza. People get together and support local vendors. We love to hang out and take pictures with Santa and enjoy music and celebrations. Here are several photos of some of the events we’ve attended.

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Another tradition is to visit Old Mesilla at Christmas. It’s so beautiful with all the luminarias lit, the Christmas lights, and the people. I love to visit the tree and add an ornament that my kids made. It’s a new tradition for us, but we did it last year and kept that tradition this year. All the local vendors love to come out and enjoy the festivities.

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Here are some great pictures of us over the years enjoying Christmas

Every year I am going to try and try new things, meet new people, and spread more joy.

I hope you have traditions that make you happy and joyful.

Until next time,

Ruth

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