Annual Tree Lighting


The Tree Lighting Ceremony at Plaza de Las Cruces

Saturday, December 2nd

6 - 8 PM ( Tree Lights at 7PM)

Plaza de Las Cruces

Join us in marking the official start of the holiday season in Las Cruces with the illumination of a majestic evergreen tree. The event serves as a heartwarming reminder of the joy and togetherness that define this special time of year. The main highlight of the evening is the breathtaking moment when the tree is alight with a kaleidoscope of twinkling lights, casting a warm glow over the gathering. As the tree comes to life, it signals the start of the holiday season, filling the air with an infectious sense of joy and anticipation.

There will be music, food trucks, take-home activities, Santa, selfie stations, photo ops, and MORE!

For your convenience, take advantage of our free Park-and-Ride service available at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, located at 351 N. Mesilla St. RoadRUNNER Transit will provide transportation to and from the event, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

Join us for a movie after the Lighting!

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Rio Grande Theatre

8:00 PM