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Elephant Butte Luminaria Beachwalk

December 9, 2017 | December 8, 2018
Annually: the second Saturday in December
Cost: park entrance fee
Main Entrance, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Elephant Butte Lake Luminaria Beachwalk 2017

The Luminaria Beachwalk, organized and hosted by Friends of Elephant Butte Lake and Elephant Butte Lake State Park, starts at dusk.¬†Thousands of luminarias* line paths on the beach that lead to bonfires sponsored by local groups. Grab a complimentary holiday treat and join in the caroling, hop on the hay ride, or visit with Santa Claus. Donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be accepted at the Steel Soldiers’ campsite.

[What are luminarias? “A Christmas lantern consisting of a votive candle set in a small paper bag weighted with sand and typically placed with others along a driveway, sidewalk or rooftop as a holiday decoration.”]

Luminaria Beachwalk bonfire, Elephant Butte New Mexico, 2nd Saturday in December

Santa Claus at the Luminaria Beachwalk in Elephant Butte New Mexico, 2nd Saturday in December