Carlsbad, New Mexico
Carlsbad’s Holiday Light Show
Floats into 19th Season
The dark river, usually illuminated
by only the stars and moon, reflects each December what has
become one of New Mexico’s grandest holiday light shows,
Christmas on the Pecos in Carlsbad. The 19th season runs
November 26-December 31, 2010, excluding December 24, 2010.
Bundled up against the winter chill,
you stare in fascination as your boat glides through a fairyland
of twinkling lights created by more than 100 Pecos River
homeowners and corporate sponsors who spend hours creatively
decorating backyards and boat docks with millions of lights.
Christmas on the Pecos River Boat
tours are 40 minutes long. Boats set sail 12-15 times each night
between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tours depart from the Pecos
River Village, a quaint, turn-of-the-century park, located at
711 Muscatel, that is transformed into a wonderland of sparkling
lights and delights.
Tickets are sold in advance and at
the ticket office on days of departure. Space is limited and
reservations are strongly suggested especially on the weekends
and as we get closer to Christmas. Be sure to wear warm clothing
(layers are best). Blankets are provided by Washington Tru
Christmas on the Pecos River has
been awarded one of the top 100 "must see" events in North
America by the American Bus Association 14 years in a row since
www.christmasonthepecos.com for more information.
Winter in Kennebunkport,Photo
Credit: Maine Office of Tourism
Holiday Festivals in December
After decorating with lights,
wreaths, garland and snow, Maine's city downtowns and village
centers are ready to celebrate the Christmas season. Holiday
festivals last a weekend, week or more, and provide activities
and entertainment for all ages.
Kennebunkport was named the #2
Christmas Town in America by HGTV, and Christmas Prelude,
happening Dec. 2-12, is the town's rousing holiday celebration.
The fun spills into neighboring Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise,
with shopping specials, public suppers, caroling and live music,
arts and crafts fairs, a historic walking tour, tree lightings,
and the arrival of Santa Claus by lobster boat.
The village of Bethel draws out its
biggest holiday event for nearly a month. This year Country
Christmas in Bethel takes place Nov. 26 – Dec. 24. There's a
craft and wares fair, free wagon rides through the village, menu
samples from area chefs at the Taste of Bethel, a theme wreath
auction, historic open houses, shopping specials, and a living
After picking apples in the fall,
Mainers and visitors seek out a different type of tree for a
different kind of picking in December. Visiting a Christmas tree
farm to cut the family tree is a fun tradition. More than 50
family tree farms offer choose-and-cut balsam, fraser or
Douglas-fir trees, along with pre-cut trees and handmade
wreaths, garland, kissing balls or center pieces. Take a wagon
ride to the field of trees, and enjoy free hot apple cider or
hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes. Most farms charge one
price for a tree of any size, from five to 15 feet.
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winter events go to
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