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More than 8,750 luminarias will illuminate the campus of New Mexico State University from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, during the 36th annual “Noche de Luminarias.”   

One of the largest luminaria displays in New Mexico, the candle-lit paper bags will begin at the Educational Services Building, follow along the International Mall, surround the pond and Corbett Center Student Union, extend down past Hadley Hall, and encompass the Horseshoe. 

 

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For the public, visitors can enjoy walking through the luminaria displays or driving around the Horseshoe as desired, and free refreshments will be available along the I-Mall and at the bookstore. Activities and entertainment will be held around the NMSU Bookstore and, weather pending, a movie will be shown in the grassy area across from Corbett Center. 

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This year, in addition to the other activities and entertainment, visitors are encouraged to participate in a variety of Holiday Selfie Stations! 

These stations will be created by various groups and organizations from NMSU and feature different cultures and holiday traditions for guests to learn about and enjoy.
All activities open to the public for the 36th annual Noche de Luminarias (aside from the luminarias and free refreshments along the I-Mall and the Horseshoe) will be held in and around the NMSU Bookstore.
Specifically for NMSU students, there will be activities inside Corbett Center between 5-8pm, and student-exclusive activities at the NMSU Bookstore from 8-9pm. 
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