Evening of Lights at Aztec Ruins

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Friday, December 7th

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Enjoy an evening of festive fun at Aztec Ruins National Monument during their annual Evening of Lights. To see Aztec Ruins by lantern light is something truly unforgettable! Enjoy the lantern display in the ruins and cultural demonstrators inside the Visitor Center. The viewing will be open from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors can walk along the paved trail into the central plaza to view the archaeological site illuminated by the soft glow of lantern light. Photography is welcome.The Evening of Lights is the opening event for the Aztec Sparkles weekend each year. Visitors can also enjoy cultural demonstrators and kids activities. Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa provided by the Friends of Aztec Ruins. Parking will probably be tight during this popular event. Those wanting to park offsite and walk along the Old Spanish Trail over the Animas River footbridge will enjoy holiday lights along the trail. Flashlights and warm clothing are suggested.

Price: Free


Aztec Ruins National Monument
Ruins Rd.

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