City Christmas tree lighting is Dec. 2


The City of Las Cruces will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St. The tree lighting is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The celebration will include live music, photo ops, giveaways, refreshments, food trucks and activities for the whole family, the city said in a news release.
Following events at Plaza de Las Cruces, Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St., across from the plaza, will show the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” beginning at 8 p.m.

Admission to the movie is $5 per person. Doors will open after the tree-lighting ceremony.
Free city Park-and-Ride service to the event will be available from Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St. Transportation will be provided by RoadRUNNER Transit.

For more information, call the city Parks and Recreation Department at 575-541-2550