Santa Fe Plaza Christmas Lighting 2017




With their Thanksgiving dinners still in their bellies, crowds gathered at the Santa Fe Plaza to witness the 2017 Holiday Lighting On The Plaza Ceremony. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at the Plaza on a vintage fire truck with its siren sounding. The festivities began around 3 p.m. with a choir and Girl Scouts giving out cookies and hot chocolate. Entertainment and music was performed on the bandstand and played all evening. Volunteers began lighting more than 1,000 farolitos lining the walkways around 4:30 p.m. Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, city councilors and other dignitaries presided over the evening leading up to the main event at 6 p.m. sending electricity to 10,000 lights in trees and mini-lights around the gazebo, Santa’s Hut and other areas. In addition to the trees, there were blow up penguins, snowmen, and polar bears scattered throughout the Plaza for the event. Even though the snow was missing, a good time was had by all.