Information on the Las Cruces Tree Lighting and holiday events

Las Cruces News

The Christmas in Cruces Tree Lighting Extravaganza returns this weekend.

The annual event is in its third year. Here is what you need to know if you are planning on going.


The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. 

The tree lighting is expected at 7 p.m., but there will be giveaways, family activities, drinks, food trucks, signing and photo opportunities starting at 6 p.m.


The event is free to the public, but food and drinks are for sale, so bring money.


A free shuttle will be available, with routes starting from the parking lots of Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St.; Thomas Branigan Library, 200 E. Pichado Ave.; and the Third Judicial District Court, 201 W. Pichado Ave. and ending at bus stops on Water and Church streets. 

The shuttle will run until 8:15 p.m.


Canned foods will be collected to benefit a local food pantry. Families can get a picture with the Grinch while they donate. 

More information

To find out more go to or call 575-541-2444.

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