Las Cruces, NM – "Noche de Luminarias" or "Night of Lights" is a NMSU tradition that began as a holiday celebration for the president in 1984.
Five thousand luminarias will light up the Las Cruces campus during the 26th annual event. It is one of the largest displays in New Mexico with luminarias on walkways and buildings beginning at the Educational Services Center, going around the duck pond and down the International Mall ending around Corbett Center Student Union.
Las Cruces High School Band members will set up the display and NMSU's Dance Sport team will perform at Crossroads inside Corbett Center. The Vista Vibrations of Vista Middle School and a gospel choir will also perform holiday music during the event.
Visitors can take trolley ride around the luminaria route and the NMSU Barnes and Noble Bookstore will be open as well.
The event this Sunday from six to eight-thirty in the evening is free and open to the public. For more information contact ASNMSU at 575-646-4415.